on 23 March 2013
Before purchasing this book, I already new a little about this terrible injustice perpetrated by one code of rugby(union) against another code(league).This shameful episode has been conveniently forgotten by the union code and perhaps some in league dont realise what went on and certainly might not know about rugby union collaborating with the nazis in order to crush rugby league. A truly shameful episode,that I for one will never forget or forgive.
on 7 March 2012
Mark Rylance has pieced together an important piece of sporting history that will interest any sports fan. Sometimes recording history can lead to a book that heavy on facts but light on narrative. In this case, the fascinating narrative comes through in all but one of its chapters (Chapter 7, I think it was, was laden with facts and results). Would it interest the non-sports fan? There's too much truth, in all its nuances, to excite the general public, but if you have an interest in sport, then it's well worth reading.