THE NEARLY MEN OF RUGBY LEAGUE

by Tom Mather & Gordon Allen


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 20/05/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 154
ISBN : 9781504317870

About the Book

This book deals with the sporting life of fifteen Australian Rugby League players who almost reached the pinnacle of their sporting career. Sadly, for many reasons, they were to fall at the final hurdle. The book also gives fascinating insights into the players’ lives off the field—one player gaining the second-highest military honour during World War I and another dying while en route to England to represent his country. One player was to lose his life in the most bizarre and mysterious circumstances while another remains somewhat of a mystery even to this day. Whilst essentially a book about Rugby League players, it is also a book about the extraordinary lives of sportsmen.


About the Author

Tom Mather is a retired Educational Psychologist now living in Australia. He has been involved in the sport of Rugby League most of his life. First as a player then an administrator and finally as a writer of the sport. He has written many books within the Rugby League field including a series covering tours by the English Rugby League to Australia and New Zealand. In addition he has written the Biographies of John Monie, John Dorahy and latterly Cliff Watson. Gordon Allen - Gordon has been involved with the game of rugby league for over 40 years as a player, coach, referee and volunteer. As a senior administrator in the sport, he was CEO of the Western Suburbs Magpies in the NSWRL and then the Foundation CEO of the Western Reds Rugby League which entered the expanded National Rugby League competition in 1995. Gordon is still working part-time as a Project Officer but has maintained his life-long interest and passion for the game of rugby league and is currently the Secretary/Treasurer of the Sunshine Coast Gympie Rugby Football League Ltd.