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Re: O/T Rugby League Reads
Post Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:36 pm
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One of my biggest diappointments was buying and reading Bill Ashurst's autobiography. One of my all time favourite players, but apart from the chapter about his time at Trinity I found the rest to be tedious, self-centered, "I was the best" sort of thing.


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Re: O/T Rugby League Reads
Post Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:28 am
Posted by King Street Cat on Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:28 am
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Although I haven't read it myself, my Dad raves about Terry Clawson - All The Wrong Moves.
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Re: O/T Rugby League Reads
Post Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:53 am
Posted by wildshot on Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:53 am
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Re: O/T Rugby League Reads
Post Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:43 pm
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Went through it a bit myself last year so I found Steve Prescott's "One in a million" truly inspirational. Incredibly brave under those circumstances but he doesn't speak too well a bout his days at Wakey which was all news to me.
"Standing tall by Tawaura Nikau is another good read.
Re: O/T Rugby League Reads
Post Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:00 pm
Posted by Wollo-Wollo-Wollo-Wayoo on Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:00 pm
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Went through it a bit myself last year so I found Steve Prescott's "One in a million" truly inspirational. Incredibly brave under those circumstances but he doesn't speak too well a bout his days at Wakey which was all news to me.
"Standing tall by Tawaura Nikau is another good read.


Difficult to be critical of any of our players during the Pearman era regardless of their reciprocal feelings. Apart from one long range try I can't really remember much of him during that season.
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Re: O/T Rugby League Reads
Post Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:52 pm
Posted by Big lads mate on Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:52 pm
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Terry Newton’s, Coming clean, If that doesn’t bring a tear to your eye, nothing will, an outstanding and emotional read.
Re: O/T Rugby League Reads
Post Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:56 pm
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As alluded to on other threads recently one of the most interesting RL biography books is that handed out at the funeral of the late, great H Poynton esquire at his funeral two weeks ago. I feel proud to be the owner of a copy.
Re: O/T Rugby League Reads
Post Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:23 pm
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Wollo-Wollo-Wollo-Wayoo wrote:
Difficult to be critical of any of our players during the Pearman era regardless of their reciprocal feelings. Apart from one long range try I can't really remember much of him during that season.


Yes it was the Pearman era mate and as I said it was news to me. I knew at the time there were problems but didn't know of the player payment problems.
I've read loads of rugby league player autobiographies and probably every one by a Cas player.
Hardisty and Reilly stand out as good ones but a lot of the others are just anecdotes padded out with page after page of statistics.
Sean Longs "Longy" was funny but a bit far fetched for me as you just couldn't imagine they would be able to take to the field after all that.
Re: O/T Rugby League Reads
Post Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:43 am
Posted by bren2k on Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:43 am
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Barrie McDermott's book is an entertaining read - Made for Rugby.
Re: O/T Rugby League Reads
Post Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:47 am
Posted by Trinity18 on Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:47 am
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Barrie McDermott's book is an entertaining read - Made for Rugby.


Couldn't bring myself to buy this one, think he's a pratt! How does his book differ?
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