1. Out Now:

    Here it is - the latest edition of The Front Row, our exclusive online e-magazine with a full wrap on last weekend's NRL and Super League along with the match programme for the coming round!

    This week Paul Jobber looks at the sacrifices made by the NZ Warriors as they prepare to head home after many long months keeping the NRL afloat by relocating to Australia, while Rob Crosby looks at the departing and retiring class of 2020 as many players make their exits. Rick's weekly finals column peaks with rankings of the top eight forward packs headed into the pointy end of the season.

    Add to that all the regular features you've come to expect - a full NRL Round 20, Super League Round 13 and Netherlands-Germany programme - and you have one fantastic 50-page magazine for your weekend's reading!

    EDITION 18 - OUT NOW!

    Guest, click here to read online or download your free PDF copy

hopefully a few people got this for fathers day?

Discussion in 'NRL' started by Sydney Knight, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. Sydney Knight

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    Got this today. Sounds like a great read. Hopefully a few of you have either read it or got it today
     

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    CC_Roosters First Grade

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    Yep got it today can't wait to get into it once I finish my current book. By all accounts it's a bloody good book
     
  3. Non Terminator

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    Yeah I did too. Currently on "The Penalty", looking forward to this one.
     
  4. Sydney Knight

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    Just finishing the forbidden game about French Rugby League. Would also like to read the penalty but not overly keen on contributing money to Josh Massoud. Did read though that 25% goes to charity and hopefully some to Ryan Tandy's mum.
     
  5. POPEYE

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    My wife and I watched the whole saga eventuate with fingers crossed . . . we'll both read this
     
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    Really enjoyed The Penalty, a lot of it is straight out of Tandy's mouth, so if you can forget Massoud writes everything in between then it's worth it.

    Pity The Night The Music Died isn't on kindle, I'd buy it in a second.

    I also have The Forbidden Game lined up to read soon (yes, I just discovered there's a kindle app for iphone, so I've been buying heaps of league and cricket books! haha)
     
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    I wish I did! I listened to the Ian Heads podcast on Conversations with Richard Fidler from ABC radio.

    If you haven't heard it, I highly recommend downloading it.

     
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    Sounds like a great story, except the bit where they won the final.

    ;-)
     
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    madunit Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Fantastic book.

    There's a few good RL books out at the moment.

    The Coaches
    Uncommon Heroes
    The Book of NRL Lists
     
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    I think there is a dvd about that too,as a Lithgow local it was of great interest both at the time and now on the release of this.
    There were a couple of Lithgow players in that team,Barry Rushworth who left to play for parra and came back to town,and TV Ted Ellery also was a local boy.
    Barry Rushworth played for country,nsw and australia from lithgow workies in 1963 before joing parra for 1974,he is now inducted in to the eels hall of fame.
     
  11. Sydney Knight

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    I am 90% through this book. I knew it would be a good read and it's turned out to be probably one of the best books I've ever read.

    Good to see these blokes are still getting a lot of fanfare even today.

    Shame that TV Ted is no longer with us as he sounds like a classic who would be loving this.

    I have the coaches to read next and then hopefully get my hands on a copy of the Steve Prescott book - one in a million
     
  12. Brutus

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    Would love to see footage of this game. It's criminal that there seems to be nothing out there.
     
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    What's it about? Not familiar with the story.
    The last good league book I read was Sean Fagans pioneers book. A great read.
    Would love to read the forbidden game. Have tried to find it over the years but with no luck.
     
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    Western Division winning the first amco cup in 1974.
     
  15. Sydney Knight

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    If you have a kindle or IPad the forbidden game is available for download through Amazon for $5
     
  16. POPEYE

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    As I said before I watched it as it happened, the outcome easily matched any game of League I've ever seen for incredibility
     
  17. maccattack

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    Nice one. Just bought it with one click :)
     
  18. Sydney Knight

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    Enjoy
     
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    Written by Ian Heads - a true rugby league journalist.

    It's embarrassing to see some of the garbage that is written about our game by certain members of the current crop of so called journalists.
     
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    No Helmets Required - The Remarkable Story of the American All Stars is a great read as well
     

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