New South Wales Rugby League


“True Blue – The Story of NSW Rugby League” by Ian Heads delves deep into the heart of the New South Wales Rugby League. Tracing its origins from a clandestine meeting to its evolution into a powerhouse of Australian sports.

The Birth of a Revolution: 1907-1908 – New South Wales

In the revolutionary year of 1907. The NSW Rugby League was formed, setting the stage for the birth of a new era in sports. The signing of Dally Messenger marked a pivotal moment, propelling the game into the limelight and laying the groundwork for its future success.

Great Moments and Legendary Rugby League Players

Through captivating storytelling. Heads brings to life the great moments and legendary players that have graced the NSW Rugby League fields. From Messenger and Burge. To Gasnier and Beetson. The book celebrates the heroes who have shaped the game’s history.

Dramas and Controversies: A Rollercoaster Ride

True Blue doesn’t shy away from the dramas and controversies that have punctuated the NSW Rugby League’s journey. From on-field clashes to off-field disputes, every twist and turn is meticulously explored, adding depth and intrigue to the narrative.

The Evolution: 1980s and ’90s – Rugby League

As the game evolved in the 1980s and ’90s, so did the NSW Rugby League. The book captures the sweeping changes that transformed the sport and paved the way for a new generation of super-athletes to emerge.

A Definitive Work: Passion and Precision

With thousands of hours of research and passion poured into its pages, True Blue stands as rugby league’s definitive work. The brilliant array of photographs provides a visual journey through the game’s rich history, while the colorful and passionate narrative keeps readers engaged from start to finish.

Conclusion: Celebrating NSW Rugby League Heritage

In conclusion, “True Blue” by Ian Heads is a must-read for any fan of NSW Rugby League. Available from Amazon. Also, its vivid storytelling, thorough research, and celebration of the game’s heritage make it a timeless tribute to the sport and its iconic players.

In addition, for fans looking to embrace the rich heritage of NSW Rugby League. The Ellis Rugby Vintage Rugby League range offers a nostalgic trip down memory lane. The retro New South Wales T-Shirt, celebrating the great NSW Blues teams, is a perfect addition to any fan’s collection, honoring the legacy of this iconic sporting institution.