Retro Rugby League
|Book Size||268 x 248 x 34 mm (H x W x D)|
|Imprint||New Holland Publishers|
|Release Date||1 Aug 2015|
|Subject Classification||Sports & outdoor recreation / Ball games / Rugby football / Rugby League|
Retro Rugby League is a celebration of the greatest game of all from the 1950s when Clive Churchill dominated the League, through the 1960s which highlighted the deeds of the champion St George and South Sydney teams, to the heady days of the 1970s when the toughness of the NSWRL premiership catapulted Australian Rugby League to the very top of the international rankings.
This unique book showcases the very best players, the characters, the great matches and the memorable Test series. Relive all of the action and controversy with glorious black and white, sepia and rare colour photos, many of which have not been published since the years they were first taken. The golden era of rugby league comes alive again with more than 300 pages of wonderful moments in one beautiful hardcover book.
A beautifully presented, padded, hardback edition of an expertly researched book for every Rugby League fan. The perfect gift for fans old and new, who want to see where the game came from as it continues to catapult.
Ian Collis is a well known rugby league historian - he has one of the largest collections of sporting memorabilia in Australia. His passion for rugby league comes from his father Joseph, who was a pioneer of the North Ryde Junior Rugby League Club in the Balmain Junior League and a former Club president before playing a role in the formation of the Ryde United JRL Club. Ian is currently the Head of Fox Sports Statistics.