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Mike Rylance has informatively and entertainingly told the story of rugby league’s rise to prominence in France in the years before the Second World War, before its obliteration by the Vichy Government.

 

 

 

 

“Rugby League’s ultimate bad boy Gareth Hock has lifted the lid on how drugs nearly killed him. The former Wigan and England forward who served a two-year suspension for taking cocaine in 2009 tells his astonishing story” Daily Mirror

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Steve Prescott’s autobiography tells the story of how the late star battled against cancer whilst raising thousands of pounds for charity.

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Coaching is Chaos provides an insight into rugby league coaching from John Kear; a man who has seen everything from Cup ecstasy to escaping relegation  to tragedy during his time in the game.

 

 

 

 

 

Colourful account of former Castleford prop Dean Sampson’s time in the game

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“Jamie Peacock’s autobiography No White Flag is a revelatory and inspirational account of a life in professional sport, from starting out as a skinny youth and being told he wouldn’t make the grade to dark days in hospital waiting rooms with his career hanging by a thread – culminating in the euphoria of winning the Grand Final with hometown club Leeds Rhinos and leading Great Britain to a historic series whitewash over New Zealand in the autumn of 2007” Thehistorypress.co.uk

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League Express Rugby League Yearbooks

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Adrian Morley has been a giant figure in rugby league for nearly 20 years and Moz, his long-awaited autobiography, is as hard-hitting as the man himself. Morley pulls no punches in telling his life story, from the glorious array of trophies earned at four of the world s biggest and most famous clubs to the monster hits, sendings off, brushes with the law and beer-fuelled benders with his team-mates. Amazon.co.uk

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“The Iron Curtain tells the story of rugby pioneer Phil Larder, the first coach to break through the hidden wall between rugby league and union. The journey starts with Phil’s upbringing as a player, takes in the 80s rugby league revolution he sparked as national coaching director, and his jump across the barricades to rugby union in 1997.” Amazon.co.uk

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“Here, the flamboyant Hull and St Helens superstar tells his hilarious, shocking and explosive life story.” Amazon.co.uk

 

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