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Benji Marshall: A Tribute to a Rugby League Genius

Benji Marshall: A Tribute to a Rugby League Genius (Hardback)

By Matheson, John

On both sides of the Tasman, it's been suggested Beni Marshall wouldn't be out of place in the best-player-ever contest. This classic tale of the rise, fall and rise again of one of Australasia's greatest sporting talents, Marshall's rags-to-riches story captures the hard early y...ears growing up fatherless in rural New Zealand, his unlikely journey to Australia's Gold Coast to become a schoolboy league phenomenon, and his move to the West Tigers in 2003. Interviews with teammates, coaches, opponents and commentators follow the inspirational story of how Marshall helped steer Tigers to the 2005 NRL title. Tested many times since, with injuries and scandal, Marshall has always risen above the mire. While written off as a one-hit wonder and being labelled a liability because of mounting injuries, Marshall helped the Kiwis stun the Australians by winning the World Cup in 2008. Promoted to Kiwis captain and a famous Four Nations title in 2010, he peaked as a player mesmerizing opponents. The book finishes by celebrating NRL's 2011 Face of Rugby League. An inspiration to a generation of rugby league fans, Benji Marshall could have been just another statistic in rural New Zealand. Instead, he has carved a niche for himself in the world's toughest sport as one of its most resilient and creative forces.
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ISBN 9781869509477
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781869509620
Published NZ 7 Oct 2011
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781869509477
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
Published 7 Oct 2011
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Matheson, John
Category Biography & Autobiography: Sport
Rugby League
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 144
Dimensions Width: 215mm
Height: 285mm
Spine: 26mm
Dewey Code 796.3338092
Weight 1,520g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Rugby League football players - New Zealand, Marshall, Benji
NBS Text Biography: Sport
ONIX Text General/trade