CHILL-OUT SUNDAY THE ELLIS RUGBY – 1972 RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP HERO – CHARLO – BOOK REVIEW
1972 Rugby League World Cup hero Paul Charlton. He was the former Workington Town, Salford, Cumbria and Great Britain Rugby League Lions player. Also, the book named after nickname Charlo is the Story of a Rugby League Great.
Author Amanda Little
Amanda Little is a sports journalist with Cumbrian Newspapers. Based in Carlisle where she worked since 1989. During her career she has won awards for her writing. Also, these awards included the prestigious NUJ North-West sports writer of the year. And she won the BNFL/Guid of Editors North-West sports writer of the year. Amanda spent two years as a football correspondent covering the affairs of Carlisle United. And is now sports writer/sub-editor. She reports on a wide range of sports including golf, athletics, football and horse racing. A miner’s daughter from Washington, Northumberland. She now lives in Carlisle. This his her first book published.
Here’s the 1972 Rugby League World Cup Hero. Charlo. Book Preview –
Paul Charlton was the world’s number one full-back in his hey-day. In addition he was brave, dynamic, inspirational and dedicated. Paul Charlton was one of the greatest Rugby League players to have been produced by Cumbria. The game has never seen a full-back who scored tries in such a torrent. No full-back has come anywhere near matching his tally of 223 tries. Nor is anyone likely to equal his record of 33 tries in a season.
He was a major part of all all-star Salford team and captain of Workington Town’s 1977 Lancashire Cup-winning side. Furthermore, he won 19 Great Britain caps and was an outstanding performer in the British Lions squad which toured Australia and New Zealand in 1974. Furthermore, this is the authorised biography of Paul Charlton, the inspirational story of a man who grew up on a Whitehaven council estate and became one of Rugby League’s all-time greats.
1972 Rugby League World Cup Hero – Comments from Rugby League Greats
Firstly, ALEX MURPHY – Great Britain, Scrum-Half quoted. – “Paul is a great player at the highest level. He is a superstar ordinary people could talk to, which is very unusual today”
Secondly, IKE SOUTHWARD – Great Britain and Workington Town Manager said. “I have never in my entire career met anyone as dedicated to the game as Paul”
Further, RAY FRENCH – Rugby League Commentator said. “Paul is one of Rugby League’s mot dependable players, who relishes playing every week and takes huge pride in his performances”
Likewise, DAVID WATKINS – Great Britain, Wales, Salford and Swinton player said. “He has outrageous talents. He is a prolific scorer and shows the speed, anticipation and awareness to score 33 tries in a season”