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Rugby League in Twentieth Century Britain: A Social and Cultural History by [Tony Collins]
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'It is only a slight exaggeration to say that this is the book rugby league has needed for the past 111 years.' -  The Independent, September 2006

'There is no doubt that Tony Collins's Rugby League in 20th Century Britain is the major [sports] publishing event of the year. Treasures lurk on every page to make it worth every penny.' - Independent

'A landmark in the historiography of British sport', Matthew Taylor, Sport in History

About the Author

Tony Collins is a Research Fellow, at the International Centre for Sports History and Culture, De Montfort University.
Wray Vamplew is a Research Professor, at the University of Stirling.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2068 KB
  • Print Length: 274 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0415396158
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (27 Sept. 2006)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000OI0HU6
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #938,625 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Rugby League is certainly a unique sport. To the average bystander without a background in the sport, it could seem odd how a sport could be so limited in size yet be so ingrained and the support be so fervent in the communities in which it prospers.

This sport explains it brilliantly and helps us to understand many of the attitudes that still exist in the sport today. Perhaps most interesting is the relationship that Rugby League has had with the establishment and the resulting insularity that this has fostered.

As an avid Rugby League fan this book helped me to understand better much of the history behind the big events of the past. However, even if you aren't this is a fascinating insight into a sport that has survived against all the odds.
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Tony Collins traces the whole history of our game from its origins in the late 1800's through to Super League. His explanations are always plain, accessible and fair. While political shenanigans can often be difficult to follow, this book does an excellent job of unfolding them and showing what was really at stake. He is clear on the class wars that were under the surface of the troubled relationship with the other code.
Whatever period of the game's history may interest you, you'll find something to increase your understanding and make you think.
It's a model of popular social history.
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As a life long rugby league fan, when buyimg this book I never thought that I would learn so much. I thought knew everything how wrong was I.
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