Uncommon Heroes : The Hard Men and Raw Talent That Built Rugby League


A book of stories about the amazing and often forgotten working-class heroes that gave Rugby League its reputation as a hard hitting egaletarian game. This is the story of when rugby league was a bruising tribal contest with local rivalries, muddy country grounds were packed with fans and the corporate juggernaut of today’s game was a distant dream. It’s a look at the days when footballers had ‘real jobs’, smoked cigarettes at half time and had a beer together after training. Days when your footy boots were a treasured possession – and rules and regulations barely mattered. Read about how legends were forged in steel by men who refused to countenance defeat. When back then, before fulltime professionalism, you read more

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ISBN:

9781742707655

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

304

Dimensions:

23cm x 15cm

Weight:

410g

RRP:

$29.99

Category:

Sport , Biography and Memoir

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 July 2014

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

John Ellicott

John Ellicott is a sports journalist who has contributed to the major Australian newspapers. He has written three books, A year on the punt, Waterhouse & Smith and Uncommon Heroes of Rugby League.