Hope and Glory Book
CHILL-OUT SUNDAY THE ELLIS RUGBY ‘HOPE AND GLORY BOOK’ RUGBY LEAGUE IN THATCHER’S BRITAIN PREVIEW
Step into the world of “Hope and Glory. Rugby League in Thatcher’s Britain” by Anthony Broxton. A riveting chronicle of a sport battling against the odds in an era of upheaval and uncertainty.
Survival in Thatcher’s Britain
Rugby league should never have survived Thatcher’s Britain. Amid the decline of industries like textile mills and coal mines. The fate of this working-class sport seemed bleak. The year 1982 marked a devastating blow when the Australian team shattered any remaining illusions of ‘British exceptionalism,’. Pushing rugby league to the brink of collapse after its decline in the 1970s.
Hope and Glory – Rugby League
However, against all odds, rugby league defied fate. From the depths of pit villages grappling with industrial downturns. To the emergence of players who reshaped the sport’s professional landscape, the 1980s became the pivotal decade for rugby league’s renaissance. It was an era where the sport matured and flourished, defying its anticipated demise.
The Book covers the 1990s
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