RL World Cup Book – Their Finest Hour. Written by Andrew Marmont ‘Their Finest Hour’: A History of the Rugby League World Cup in 10 Matches.

Andrew Marmont is an accomplished freelance sports writer. He is the author of Their Finest Hour. He was also, a Journalist with, Inside Sport and Big League.

The Story of the Rugby League World Cup

The story of the Rugby League World Cup, vividly brought to life with first-hand accounts. From the players, coaches, and administrators who were behind the big moments. More than sixty years ago. Paul Barrière decided to host rugby league’s first-ever World Cup tournament. An enthralled Parisian public stood on concrete bleachers. As their country fought gallantly in the final after suffering total rugby league abolishment a few years earlier. Each of the four teams lacked resources and money. With Britain not having cash to employ a coach or make their team blazers.

The Modern Day Rugby League

Fast-forward to 2017 and the game’s elite have access to sports scientists. They earn high six-figure salaries. And train in English Premier League-style facilities. Spectators can sit in lavish corporate boxes. Or the comfy surroundings of top-class stadiums,. As global sponsors add their support behind a tournament that has set new standards in sporting excellence.

RL World Cup Book – Their Finest Hour

From Great Britain training with a sock wrapped in a vest,. Graeme Langland’s ‘try that wasn’t’. The violent 1960s. How New Zealand got Wayne Bennett,. Wales and USA’s gallant performances. And England’s epic semi-final against the Kiwis. This is a narrative of what made the World Cups so enthralling.

RL World Cup Legends

From interviewing rugby league’s biggest names. Like Johnny Whiteley, Wally Lewis, Dean Bell, and Glenn Lazarus. To master coaches such as Clive Griffiths, Ricky Stuart, and Frank Endacott. The author, Andrew Marmont brings together an exciting mixture of stories, anecdotes, and interviews. That will appeal to both rugby league supporters and anyone who loves a good sporting read.

Where to buy ‘Their Finest Hour’ Book?

The excellent book ‘Their Finest Hour’ Book. Is available from Amazon.

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