John Holmes Leeds Rugby League Reluctant Hero Book.

Authors – Phil Holmes Junior and Phil Holmes Senior

Reluctant Hero is his long-awaited biography. Uniquely told by his brother and nephew. Phil Holmes junior and Phil Holmes senior. Littered with anecdotes and reminiscences from friends and former teammates. This is the definitive and official life of one of the code’s true greats.

John Holmes Leeds Rugby League – Local Boy Made Good

The absolute local boy made good. Kirkstall-born John Holmes will forever be an icon at his beloved Headingley. His exceptional, distinguished service in a glorious double-testimonial career seeing him become Leeds Rugby League’s longest serving player.

Majestic Ball Handler with Supreme Rugby Intelligence

Holmes honed his talents on a school playground with his elder brothers. Learning and refining his abilities in the ultimate school of hard knocks to become the most durable. And, arguably, best ever to don the colours he so cherished. A majestic ball handler. Able to unlock any defence. He was a superb cover tackler and, perhaps most importantly, had a supreme rugby intelligence. Not that such influence was planned. His genius was instinctive.

21 Year Career included a Rugby World Cup Winner in 1972

In a glorious 21 year career, he won every honour in the game, appearing in 625 matches for the Loiners including 19 finals and was the architect of victory in the majority of them. In 1972 he was integral to the Great Britain side that triumphed in the World Cup.

A Tribute to John Holmes Leeds Rugby League Legend

It was a mark of the esteem with which John Holmes was held that, at barely a few days notice after his passing at the tragically young age of 57 in late September 2009, over 100 ex-players gathered on the pitch in silent tribute to him.

Also, a statue was unveiled at Emerald Headingley Stadium on Sunday, 11th July. In addition, the John Holmes Statue has taken its place in front of the South Stand. Sculptor Steve Winterburn has once again turned his focus to Rugby League. Having successfully created The Wembley Stadium Rugby League heroes statue. Finally, the John Holmes Statue will be placed at the front of the Tetley’s South Stand. For everyone to appreciate and remember a Rugby League icon.

Where to Buy John Holmes Leeds Rugby League – Reluctant Hero Book

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