The England national rugby league team represent England in international rugby league football tournaments.
This has since been supplanted by Super League, the Championship and League 1.
Two days later, on Thursday 29 August 1895, representatives of 21 clubs met in the George Hotel, Huddersfield to form the "Northern Rugby Football Union" (usually termed Northern Union or NU).
Twenty clubs agreed to resign from the Rugby Football Union, but Dewsbury felt unable to comply with the decision.
Since then, and right up until the 1950s, they regularly toured Australia and New Zealand and played both home and away matches against neighbours Wales and France.
But when it was decided that Great Britain would tour the Southern Hemisphere instead of England, France and Wales became the only regular opponents.
The Cheshire club, Stockport, had telegraphed the meeting requesting admission to the new organisation and was duly accepted with a second Cheshire club, Runcorn, admitted at the next meeting.