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The Resource Their Finest Hour: A History of the Rugby League World Cup in 10 Matches

Their Finest Hour: A History of the Rugby League World Cup in 10 Matches

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Their Finest Hour: A History of the Rugby League World Cup in 10 Matches
Title
Their Finest Hour: A History of the Rugby League World Cup in 10 Matches
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Marmont
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Language
eng
Summary
The story of the Rugby League World Cup, vividly brought to life with first-hand stories from the players, coaches and administrators who were behind the big moments. More than sixty years ago, Paul Barrière decided to host rugby league's first ever World Cup tournament. An enthralled Parisian public stood on concrete bleachers as their country fought gallantly in the final after suffering total rugby league abolishment a few years earlier. Each of the four teams lacked resources and money, with Britain not having cash to employ a coach or make their team blazers.Fast-forward to 2017 and the game's elite have access to sports scientists, earn high six-figure salaries and train in English Premier League-style facilities. Spectators can sit in lavish corporate boxes or the comfy surroundings of top-class stadiums, as global sponsors add their support behind a tournament that has set new standards in sporting excellence.From Great Britain training with a sock wrapped in a vest, Graeme Langland's 'try that wasn't', the violent 1960s, how New Zealand got Wayne Bennett, Wales and USA's gallant performances and England's epic semi-final against the Kiwis, this is a narrative of what made the World Cups so enthralling.From interviewing rugby league's biggest names like Johnny Whiteley, Wally Lewis, Dean Bell and Glenn Lazarus to master coaches such as Clive Griffiths, Ricky Stuart and Frank Endacott, Marmont brings together an exciting mixture of stories, anecdotes and interviews that will appeal to both rugby league supporters and anyone who loves a good sporting read
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10642707
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ANL
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Andrew Marmont
Dewey number
796.333809
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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Sports & Recreation / General
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adult
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a history of the Rugby League World Cup in 10 matches
Label
Their Finest Hour: A History of the Rugby League World Cup in 10 Matches
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Publication
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ODILO:034300002983
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9781460705063
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optical disk
Label
Their Finest Hour: A History of the Rugby League World Cup in 10 Matches
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300002983
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781460705063
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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