On this day, 24 July 1982: Tiger
Duggie Batson makes his debut for Rushton Town, as Tiger trialled a new rugby league serial, The Tough Game. James Bleach was the artist.
The Tough Game was an original play by Tiger, a comic dominated at this time by football, motor sports and wrestling stories. It followed a young lad making it big for his local team - a tried and tested formula in football strips like Roy of the Rovers and Nipper.