Rugby League in Twentieth Century Britain: A Social and Cultural History

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Called ‘the greatest game of all’ by its supporters but often overlooked by the cultural mainstream, no sport is more identified with England’s northern working class than rugby league.

This book traces the story of the sport from the Northern Union of the 1900s to the formation of the Super League in the 1990s, through war, depression, boom and deindustrialisation, into a new economic and social age.

Using a range of previously unexplored archival sources, this extremely readable and deeply researched book considers the impact of two world wars, the significance of the game’s expansion to Australasia and the momentous decision to take rugby league to Wembley. It investigates the history of rugby union’s long-running war against league, and the sport’s troubled relationship with the national media.

Most importantly, this book sheds new light on issues of social class and working-class masculinity, regional identity and the profound impact of the decline of Britain’s traditional industries. For all those interested in the history of sport and working-class culture, this is essential reading.

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Tony Collins is a Lecturer at the International Centre for Sports History and Culture, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. He is the author of Rugby's Great Split, winner of the 1999 Aberdare Sports History Book Prize. He is the founding editor of Taylor & Francis journal Sport in History.

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'It is only a slight exaggeration to say that this is the book rugby league has needed for the past 111 years.' -  The Independent, September 2006

'There is no doubt that Tony Collins's Rugby League in 20th Century Britain is the major [sports] publishing event of the year. Treasures lurk on every page to make it worth every penny.' - Independent

'A landmark in the historiography of British sport', Matthew Taylor, Sport in History

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