The Resource Their finest hour : a history of the Rugby League World Cup in 10 matches, Andrew Marmont

Their finest hour : a history of the Rugby League World Cup in 10 matches, Andrew Marmont

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Their finest hour : a history of the Rugby League World Cup in 10 matches
Title
Their finest hour
Title remainder
a history of the Rugby League World Cup in 10 matches
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Marmont
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Author
Subject
Genre
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 Barriere 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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Marmont, Andrew
Dewey number
796.3338
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Rugby League football
  • Rugby League football
  • Rugby League football players
  • World Cup (Rugby football)
Target audience
adult
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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, Andrew Marmont
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780733335877
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(pbk.)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Their finest hour : a history of the Rugby League World Cup in 10 matches, Andrew Marmont
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780733335877
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print

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