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Their Finest Hour: A History of the Rugby League World Cup in 10 Matches

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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 Barrière 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
Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 19th 2017 by ABC Books - AU
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Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As a Rugby League writer and historian, I found this book to be superbly written. The attention to detail, the quality of the people interviewed and the style in which the book is written is simply brilliant. Better too is the fact that the book doesn't just focus solely on games between the big three nations (Australia, England and New Zealand) which goes further to show the depth of knowledge that the author has for this matter.

Definitely worth a read for the knowledgeable and casual fan
Aaron Vincent
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great insight into the history of the Rugby League World Cup. Very interesting to read what the players went through in playing these matches and how things have changed over time - there are some great stories in this book.

Andrew has brought to life the older matches as well as allowing me to re-live the modern clashes. Recommended to all rugby league fans and sports fans in general.
Michael Adams
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic book. Thoroughly researched and very well written. The format is such that it works as both a cover-to-cover read (I read it in a couple of sittings) and something you can dip in and out of as your needs and interests require. This is a very worthwhile subject that has been in many ways ignored or undervalued in the world of Rugby League, so it was a thrill to see it handled with such rigour and authority. Highly recommend it for any Rugby League enthusiast for all the ...more
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Andrew Marmont was born in Auckland, New Zealand, and fell in love with Rugby League when the Auckland Warriors joined the ARL competition in 1995.

A regular contributor to Big League, the official NRL magazine, he also writes for Inside Sport, Rugby League World and Commentary Box Sports. Andrew has loved sport from an early age, frequently airing his views on NZ’s Radio Sport as a boy. His first