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Hardmen : rugby leagues roughest, toughest and most courageous players Malcolm Andrews

Hardmen : rugby leagues roughest, toughest and most courageous players

Malcolm Andrews

Published 2012
ISBN : 9781742375021
Paperback
322 pages
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The ranks of rugby league around the world have been liberally peppered with hardmen. With violence that would never be tolerated off the footy field, the game has always been rough, tough and dangerous. Stiff-arm tackles, headbutts, spear tackles -MoreThe ranks of rugby league around the world have been liberally peppered with hardmen. With violence that would never be tolerated off the footy field, the game has always been rough, tough and dangerous. Stiff-arm tackles, headbutts, spear tackles - all aimed at maiming the opposition players - were once just part of the game. But while the thuggery of old has been cleaned up, the modern game of huge hits at breakneck speed is definitely no place for the faint-hearted. But Hardmen is much more than a collection of bone-crunching collisions and wild confrontations. As Malcolm Andrews vivid profiles of the most courageous and colourful dramatically unfold - from those who played on with broken legs in early times to the fast and furious high impact of today - we see both the fascinating evolution of the game and the fiercely resolute qualities that have steadfastly remained at its heart.