Rugby League Lions: An Illustrated History of the Great Britain Rugby League Team
Ever since the first pioneering tours by New Zealand and Australia in 1907 and 1908, the administrator’s of the Rugby Football League have assembled some of the game’s finest players to represent Great Britain. This is their story.
In 1910 the Northern Union sent a party of English, Welsh and a solitary Scot to play a series of tour matches against Australia and New Zealand, beginning a tradition of tours that has been interrupted only by two world wars.
For a sport that is still centred, at professional level, on Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria, it was the beginning of a remarkable series of tours, and fiercely competitive games.
This book is an illustrated account of the players who have achieved their ambitions and played in the famous white jerseys with the famous red and white ‘V’.
It is the story of tremendously talented players and teams winning, and losing, at the very pinnacle of the world’s greatest game complemented with some rare images, many of which have never been published.
About the Author
Les Hoole is an accomplished writer on rugby league and has had many books on the sport published.
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