Wales Rugby League Team. The Ellis Rugby Book preview. By Authors Peter Lush and Maurice Bamford. The story of the Great Britain Rugby League Lions and Wales Rugby Team legend Big Jim Mills.

Author Peter Lush

Peter Lush grew up in London, where he still lives. He has been watching rugby league since he went to a game at Fulham in October 1980 with Dave Farrar. In 1995, with Michael O’Hare, they wrote Touch and Go – A history of professional rugby league in London, and set up London League Publications Ltd.

Author Maurice Bamford

Maurice Bamford was an English professional rugby league footballer and coach. He also went on to write several books on rugby league. These included biographies of former players Geoff Gunney, Arthur Clues, Jeff Grayshon, Vince Karalius Frank Myler, and Jim Mills.

Here’s the Wales Rugby League Team Big Jim Mills Book Preview

Jim Mills truly was a ‘Rugby Giant’. At six foot four inches tall and a playing weight of 18 stone, he made a huge impact as a fast-running, ball-handling prop forward. He was also one of the toughest forwards in professional rugby league at a time when every team had an ‘enforcer’ and contested scrums saw forwards often literally fighting for the ball. Jim won every honour in the game in a 17-year rugby league career.

Wembley Success for Big Jim Mills

He played in three Wembley Challenge Cup Finals for Widnes, winning two of them; and 11 other finals for a team that was justifiably known as the ‘Cup Kings’. He won six caps for Great Britain, including touring Australia in 1974 and 1979 – and was selected for two other tours – and played in the 1978 ‘Dad’s Army’ test at Odsal, when Great Britain beat the Australians 18–14. He won 17 caps for Wales, including playing in the 1975 World Championship ‘Battle of Brisbane’ when they beat England.
But he was sent off 20 times in an often controversial career. This authorised biography, based on extensive interviews with Jim, gives a full and frank account of one of rugby league’s great characters of the 1960s and 1970s. It includes his time at Halifax, Salford, Bradford Northern, Workington, and North Sydney as well as his successes with Widnes.

His Career began at Cardiff RFC Rugby Union Club

It also covers his rugby union career in South Wales with Cardiff and the Welsh Youth team, and his time running nightclubs in Widnes. With a foreword by Doug Laughton, and contributions from former referee Billy Thompson and people who played with and against Jim, including David Watkins, Mike Nicholas, Frank Myler, and Kel Coslett; and tributes from Billy Boston and Cardiff RFC chairman Peter Thomas, every rugby league fan will enjoy this book.

Where to buy Wales Rugby League Team. Big Jim: Jim Mills – a Rugby Giant. Book

This excellent book Witten by Peter Lush and Maurice Bamford is available from AMAZON. In addition, we offer our Wales Rugby League Shirt 1975 Vintage Style. Also, we offer an outstanding International Rugby League Range.