The true history of rugby league's birth in Australia and its dramatic first seasons.
A revised, updated and expanded 'Centenary Edition' of The Rugby Rebellion: The Divide of League and Union is a thrilling and authoritative account of the most explosive era in Australian sport - caused by the tumultuous arrival of rugby league (our nation's first professional football code) a century ago.
Using dramatic first-hand accounts, of on-field action and off-field events, the true history is revealed: of how 13-man rugby league won the support of New South Wales and Queensland footballers and fans alike, conquering the established rugby union, and thwarting the plans of Australian football.
About the Author
Sean Fagan is a freelance journalist in Sydney. He is the author of The Rugby Rebellion the Divide of League and Union, and his articles on sport have appeared in a number of newspapers.
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 1st July 2007
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 15.0