An authoritative and entertaining account of the history of rugby league in Australiacharting the leagues evolution from union, epic grand finals encounters, and players and coaches who changed the game forever.
The Glory: an account of the most memorable final round scrambles, the heartache of departing with a runner-up medal and magic moments from past grand finals.
The Clubs: in-depth analysis of todays teams, in addition to a section on extinct clubs, mergers, rivalries and local derbies, and club colours.
Awards and Honours: from the Rothmans Medal to the Golden Boot award this chapter celebrates the games highest achievers with a look at the teams of the decades (and the last century), and Middletons players of the year.
Rugby League Around the World: take a look at other major rugby league nations, from the inherent rivalry between Australia and New Zealand, as well as South Africa, France and Americas past performances.
About the Author
Will Evans was born in Southport Queensland in 1981. He was brought up in Tutukaka and Queenstown in New Zealand, where his obsession with Rugby League began. Currently residing in Brisbane, Will writes for Rugby League Review and several other websites and online publications. A Short History of Rugby League in Australia is his first book.
Number Of Pages: 752
Published: 1st August 2012