The Ellis Rugby book preview. Malcolm Reilly: A Life In Rugby League: Autobiography.

Malcolm Reilly Rugby League: Autobiography. Authors Malcolm Reilly with Harry Edgar

Malcom Reilly as a player was a trailblazer of the English game, dominating Australian Rugby League, while leading Castleford with great success. As both a player and coach, he has won most honours on both sides of the world including  the Challenge Cup and during his spell with Manly the Australian Grand Final.

A classic loose forward and a member of the last Great Britain team to win an Ashes series, terrorising the Australian and New Zealand forwards on the near-flawless 1970 tour. His playing career with Castleford took in 316 appearances, including nine finals, over a 19-year period and two spells, scoring 68 tries, nine goals and four drop goals.

Reilly: Autobiography. Author Harry Edgar

Harry Edgar was the founder of Open Rugby magazine for 22 years as its editor/publisher became established as one of the most knowledgeable writers on international affairs in Rugby League. He was as a consultant editor to the magazine’s successor Rugby League World. He now is editor/publisher of the Rugby League Journal & Rugby League Memories that celebrate the history of the game.

Here’s the Malcolm Reilly Rugby League: Autobiography Book Preview –

Never before in the UK has a Rugby League man of Malcolm Reilly’s legendary status issued such a full and revealing autobiography.

Reilly has been a household name in Rugby League for over 30 years -three decades in which he strode like a colossus over the world of this toughest of team sports. He was a champion player, and a champion coach, in both England and Australia – and Reilly reveals one man’s personal story behind many of Rugby League’s most famous, and infamous, days of the last 30 years, told just as he played his football – with no holds barred.
Malcolm Reilly developed a reputation as the most feared player in the game at a time when Rugby League was at its most brutal during the 60’s and 70’s. His book recalls that club career at home with highly controversial Lions tour in which he starred the last time a British team won the coveted Ashes.
Rupert Murdoch’s million dollar war to take control of the game, with Malcolm Reilly bang in the middle of it He also describes the fairytale triumph with his Newcastle team in Australia in 1997 followed by the drugs storm that broke around them less than a year later.
Reilly has been adapted in this UK version with Harry Edgar, one of the most experienced writers on international affairs in the world of rugby.
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