35 rich years of State of Origin football, reflecting the triumphs, the pain, the controversies and the incidents that shape rugby league’s greatest spectacle.
Written by Liam Hauser, State of Origin: 35 Years 1980-2014 is a fascinating celebration of rugby league and the legendary State of Origin series, which is one of the most widely, followed sporting events since it was established in 1980.
Every game of each series is explored in detail, with a blow-by-blow account of all of the key incidents that determine its complexity and outcome. These colourful field reports illuminate how the games ebb and flow and how fine the line is between success and failure.
About the Author
- This is an updated edition of State of Origin, the first edition published in 2009 showcased 30 years. This edition has been updated with the extra five years of text, images and statistics.
- The original edition released in 2009 sold out in both hard back and the limited edition slip case series and was recognized by leading players and journalist as the almanac of the state of origin series.
- Includes over 250 pictures and all match statistics, with separate lists of results, teams, man of match, referees and venues.
Liam Hauser was born in Queensland in 1982 and lived there for most of his life before moving to Tumut in rural NSW in 2008 after becoming a journalist. He completed a Bachelor of Journalism degree at the Queensland University of Technology in 2006 before working as a sports reporter, firstly in Kingaroy (Queensland), and then in Tumut NSW.
In his role as a country journalist, he has covered sports as diverse as cricket, rugby league, rugby union, tennis, oztag, soccer, gymnastics, golf, camp drafting, rifle shooting and archery. Liam developed a strong interest in cricket and rugby league as a youngster. He thought that if others could write about these sports, then he too could aspire to become a sports journalist and author.
His first major publication was Rugby League State of Origin: 30 Years, which he worked on for 10 years while studying at High School and then becoming a journalist. A Century of Cricket Tests
, his second major undertaking, is the product of hundreds of hours of research and a writing regime spanning 18 months over 2012-13.