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The Resource The great grand final heist : a mysterious tale of tigers, rabbitohs and an unlikely coaching hero, Ian Heads

The great grand final heist : a mysterious tale of tigers, rabbitohs and an unlikely coaching hero, Ian Heads

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The great grand final heist : a mysterious tale of tigers, rabbitohs and an unlikely coaching hero
Title
The great grand final heist
Title remainder
a mysterious tale of tigers, rabbitohs and an unlikely coaching hero
Statement of responsibility
Ian Heads
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Balmain's shock defeat of Souths in the 1969 Grand Final has been called the biggest boilover in rugby league history. The true story of the Tigers' upset win has remained untold for almost 50 years, so it has kept its sense of mystery. Until now ...They were coached by Leo Nosworthy, a savvy operator who'd grown up around the Balmain docks. His team was full of character and characters, but lacked big names. The star-studded Rabbitohs were the two-time defending premiers. Famous names such as Provan, Churchill, Beetson and Sattler are prominent in the story. Shady figures linked to organised crime lurk in the background; this was Balmain in the '60s. The relationship between the two clubs had an edge that had simmered for 60 years. Huge sums were bet on the match. Tigers players were accused of faking injury, to slow the game down. The referee's integrity was questioned. It needed a master researcher to comprehend all the intrigue. Ian Heads, the author of many acclaimed sports books, trawled through archives and interviewed a vast range of participants - players, officials, fans and media - to discover what really happened
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Heads, Ian
Dewey number
796.3338
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Nosworthy, Le
  • Balmain Tigers (Football team)
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs (Football team)
  • Balmain Tigers (Football team)
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs (Football team)
  • Rugby League football
  • Rugby League football
  • Rugby League football
  • Rugby League football
  • Rugby League football
  • Rugby League football
  • Rugby League footballzAustralia
Label
The great grand final heist : a mysterious tale of tigers, rabbitohs and an unlikely coaching hero, Ian Heads
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059949629
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
359 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780994500854
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)987616541
Label
The great grand final heist : a mysterious tale of tigers, rabbitohs and an unlikely coaching hero, Ian Heads
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059949629
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
359 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780994500854
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)987616541

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