The Ellis Rugby book preview. Hull KR Rugby League – Roger by Roger Millward & Mike Sterriker.

Hull KR Rugby League Legend Roger Millward – Roger – The Autobiography: Authors Roger Millward & Mike Sterriker

Roger Millward MBE was an outstanding goal-kicking stand-off, he gained a high level of prominence in Rugby League playing for Hull Kingston Rovers, as well as representing Great Britain. Millward was awarded the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1983. Nicknamed “Roger the Dodger” for his elusive running, he was inducted into the Rugby League Hall of Fame in 2000. Millward’s ability placed him in the top bracket of rugby league halves to have ever played the game.

Roger’s finest hour as an international came in the Great Britain touring party of 1970. He was overlooked in favour of former Castleford club mate Alan Hardisty for the first Test against the Australians. The Great Britain team was heavily beaten 37–15 and wholesale changes were made for the 2nd Test. Millward was drafted into the side, where he gave a superb match winning performance scoring 20 points (2 tries, 7 goals) in a 28–7 win to square the series.
The third Test decider was also successful and the Ashes regained. The 21–17 score did not reflect Great Britain’s superiority as they scored five tries to one, but were heavily penalised by the referee. Again, Millward rose to the occasion: with approximately five-minutes to go he scored the match and series winning try on the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). The try resulted from a thrust through the middle by the second rows, first by Jimmy Thompson, and then a bust by Doug Laughton, who then delivered a brilliant pass to Millward in space; Millward took the pass at pace and in turn then outstripped the opposition defence in an arcing run of over 40-yards to score. He also kicked three goals in the game. To view the Ellis Rugby video on YOUTUBE.
In 1980 Millward and his Hull Kingston Rovers side made it to Wembley to play cross-city rivals Hull F.C. in the Challenge Cup Final, despite breaking his jaw midway through the first half, Millward continued and was awarded the trophy at the end of the game.

Here’s the Book Preview of Hall KR Rugby League Legend Roger Millward: Roger by Roger Millward & Mike Sterriker –

This book is about an ordinary lad from Yorkshire, who possessed an extraordinary talent. It’s about an individual who used that gift to become one of the greatest rugby league players – not just of his era – but of all time. It’s about a sporting genius. But most of all it’s about a winner…

For those readers who followed Roger’s career, it will provide you with an informative and nostalgic trip down memory lane. And for those of you that didn’t, it will give you an insight into a unique, sporting career that the world will undoubtedly never see again…

Roger was inducted in to the Rugby League Hall of Fame. Ellis Rugby offer a Licenced Hall of Fame Collection inspired by the career of Roger Millward. We include the Hull KR Rugby League Shirt Wembley 1980, the Retro Great Britain Rugby League 1970 Shirt Polo, the Cronulla Rugby League Shirt Polo Vintage 1976 and the Vintage Great Britain Rugby League Shirt 1970.

Ellis Rugby also developed a video celebrating the career and launch of the Rugby League Hall of Fame clothing collection inspired by Hull KR Rugby League legend Roger Millward. To view on YOUTUBE.

Where to buy?

Available from Amazon to BUY or Waterstones to BUY.