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The Resource Spudd : the Mark Carroll story, Mark Carroll with Adam Hawse ; foreword by Russell Crowe

Spudd : the Mark Carroll story, Mark Carroll with Adam Hawse ; foreword by Russell Crowe

Label
Spudd : the Mark Carroll story
Title
Spudd
Title remainder
the Mark Carroll story
Statement of responsibility
Mark Carroll with Adam Hawse ; foreword by Russell Crowe
Title variation
Mark Carroll story
Creator
Contributor
Author
Author of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the brutal world of rugby league, Mark "Spudd" Carroll is one of the most fearsome players to ever lace on a boot. An enforcer who would do everything in his power to ensure victory for his team - including a pre-game ritual of eating 16 potatoes, hence the nickname. Spudd is from a rugged era where, even if concussed, players climbed to their feet and threw themselves back into the fray. In stints with the Panthers, Rabbitohs and Sea Eagles, his search-and-destroy missions each weekend made his matches compulsory viewing. In particular, his brutal encounters with Newcastle rival Paul "Chief" Harragon are legendary and have been viewed across the globe. In SPUDD, both men lift the lid on their volatile relationship, including the day they refused to room with each other when selected for the NSW State of Origin team. Carroll's career at the elite level spanned over a decade, between 1987 and 1999, and included more than 200 games. He played in three grand finals, tasting premiership success with Manly in 1996 under his mentor and Rugby League Immortal Bob Fulton. He played seven State of Origin matches for NSW, winning a series in 1997. He played 12 Test matches for Australia and was part of the team that won the World Cup at London's famous Wembley Stadium in 1995. Carroll's tough reputation is matched only by his honesty. Spudd calls it as he sees it and doesn't care who he upsets in the process. These qualities caught the eye of actor Russell Crowe, who hired Carroll as his trainer for more than eight years. Spudd's job was to whip the Oscar-winner into shape for upcoming movie roles. The duo was famous for their heated backyard footy battles, which once left Crowe with a serious leg injury. They remain firm friends
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carroll, Mark
Dewey number
796.3338
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hawse, Adam
  • Crowe, Russell
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Carroll, Mark
  • Rugby League football players
  • Rugby League football
Target audience
adult
Label
Spudd : the Mark Carroll story, Mark Carroll with Adam Hawse ; foreword by Russell Crowe
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000069756567
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 303 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781761043437
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
jb2021061602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (colour), portraits (colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1262338238
Label
Spudd : the Mark Carroll story, Mark Carroll with Adam Hawse ; foreword by Russell Crowe
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000069756567
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 303 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781761043437
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
jb2021061602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (colour), portraits (colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1262338238

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