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            The Big O: The Life and Times of Olsen Filipaina
             

            The Big O: The Life and Times of Olsen Filipaina (Paperback)

            By Skene, Patrick

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            The Big O by Patrick Skene is the story of Olsen Filipaina, a New Zealand Hall of Fame rugby league legend who was a pathfinder for the Maori and Pasifika players who today dominate the Australian National Rugby League.

            ISBN 9781988516844
            Published NZ 9 Apr 2020
            Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
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            State of Origin 40 Years: The fine line between winning and losing

            State of Origin 40 Years: The fine line between winning and losing (Hardback)

            By Hauser, Liam

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            40 rich years of State of Origin football, reflecting the triumphs, the pain, the controversies and the incidents that shape rugby league's greatest spectacle.Written by Liam Hauser, State of Origin: 40 Years 1980-2019 is a fascinating celebration of rugby league and the legendar...y State of Origin series, which is one of the most widely, followed sporting events since it was established in 1980. Every game of each series is explored in detail, with a blow-by-blow account of all of the key incidents that determine its complexity and outcome. These colourful field reports illuminate how the games ebb and flow and how fine the line is between success and failure.
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            ISBN 9781925946116
            Published NZ 1 Jun 2020
            Publisher Rockpool Publishing
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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

            The rise, fall and rise again of one of Australasia's greatest sporting talents.

            ISBN 9781869509477
            Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781869509620
            Published NZ 7 Oct 2011
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            101 Great Rugby League Players
             

            101 Great Rugby League Players (Hardback)

            By Collis, Ian; Whiticker, Alan

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            Suitable for fans of Rugby League, this title brings together the greatest heroes of the sport throughout its history, with detailed and entertaining player-career overviews featuring superb photographs (including rare historical shots) as well as player statistics. Contains nume...rous profiles of New Zealanders
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            ISBN 9781742571324
            Published NZ 1 Jul 2012
            Publisher New Holland Publishers
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            Ordinary Joe
             

            Ordinary Joe (Hardback)

            By Schmidt, Joe

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            'He's a great coach. He lives and breathes the game. There's nothing he doesn't know.' Brian O'Driscoll 'The best coach Irish rugby - arguably Irish sport - has ever had' Malachy Clerkin, Irish Times In the autumn of 2010, a little-known New Zealander called Joe Schmidt took over... as head coach at Leinster. He had never been in charge of a professional team. After Leinster lost three of their first four games, a prominent Irish rugby pundit speculated that Schmidt had 'lost the dressing room'. Nine years on, Joe Schmidt has stepped down as Ireland coach having achieved success on a scale never before seen in Irish rugby. Two Heineken Cups in three seasons with Leinster. Three Six Nations championships in six seasons with Ireland, including the Grand Slam in 2018. And a host of firsts: the first Irish victory in South Africa; the first Irish defeat of the All Blacks, and then a second; and Ireland's first number 1 world ranking. Along the way, Schmidt became a byword for precision and focus in coaching, remarkable attention to detail and the highest of standards. But who is Joe Schmidt? In Ordinary Joe, Schmidt tells the story of his life and influences: the experiences and management ideas that made him the coach, and the man, that he is today. And his diaries of the 2018 Grand Slam and the 2019 Rugby World Cup provide a brilliantly intimate insight into the stresses and joys of coaching a national team in victory and defeat. From the small towns in New Zealand's North Island where he played barefoot rugby and jostled around the dinner table with seven siblings, to the training grounds and video rooms where he consistently kept his teams a step ahead of the opposition, Ordinary Joe reveals an ordinary man who has helped his teams to achieve extraordinary things.
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            ISBN 9781844884094
            Released NZ 21 Nov 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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            Darren Lockyer Autobiography
               

            Darren Lockyer Autobiography (EPUB ebook)

            By Lockyer, Darren

            The updated edition of the Rugby League superstar's end-of-career autobiography. In 2011, NRL fans had the chance to share in a piece of rugby league history. The game's record books were re-written, some taken to heights unlikely to ever be matched. Darren Lockyer celebrated his... 34th birthday in 2011. Of those 34 years, 17 have been spent putting his body through hell in perhaps the toughest football competition on the planet. Lockyer has, quite literally, spent half his lifetime in the NRL. Lockyer holds the all-time appearance record for club, state and country. It is a feat no less a judge than Wayne Bennett declared would never be equalled. The remarkable longevity of Lockyer's excellence has earned him the respect of fellow athletes around the world and the adoration of fans everywhere. But while undoubtedly one of the most recognisable athletes in Australia, Lockyer has largely maintained his privacy, rarely, if ever, allowing fans a look at the man behind the man. In this book Lockyer, for the first time, opens up on the people, places, incidents and events which have shaped the life and career of an Australian sporting icon. From his days growing up and working at the family-owned truck stop on the outskirts of the tiny Queensland town of Wandoan, to his arrival at the Broncos as a teenage sensation and subsequent ascension toward rugby league immortality the book will shed new light on some of the biggest names and stories of the past two decades. Contributions from Lockyer's family and friends, as well as legendary figures like Wayne Bennett, Wendell Sailor, Andrew Johns, Mal Meninga, Johnathan Thurston, Gorden Tallis, George Gregan, Ricky Stuart and Craig Bellamy gives this book a unique edge, with each providing readers a rare insight into their view on Lockyer the player, the leader and the man.
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            ISBN 9781864712742
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            Language en
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2011
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Hard Truth

            Hard Truth (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Carney, Todd; With Adams, Tony

            • RRP: $36.99
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            Few NRL players in the last decade have had the talent of Todd Carney. From his debut season with the Canberra Raiders where he was awarded 'Rookie of the Year' he stood out as a player of boundless skills. He went on to win awards such as the Dally M for the NRL's best player, w...as twice voted the game's best five-eight, won the Provan-Summons Medal (the People's Choice Award) and was recognised by the Rugby League International Federation as the International Player of the Year. However, though his talent matched that of rugby league greats like Thurston, Smith and Slater, his career was constantly derailed by off-field behaviour, and was finally brought crashing down by a leaked online photograph of what became the infamous 'bubbler' incident. The constant features of his downward spiral were an abuse of alcohol, and a reckless immaturity. Todd, now aged 32, has written a book where he takes full responsibility and details honestly and frankly the great highs and appalling lows of one of football's most sensational careers.
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            ISBN 9781760876036
            Published NZ 19 Aug 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Ordinary Joe
               

            Ordinary Joe (EPUB ebook)

            By Schmidt, Joe

            'He's a great coach. He lives and breathes the game. There's nothing he doesn't know' Brian O'Driscoll 'The best coach Irish rugby - arguably Irish sport - has ever had' Malachy Clerkin, Irish TimesIn the autumn of 2010, a little-known New Zealander called Joe Schmidt took over a...s head coach at Leinster. He had never been in charge of a professional team. After Leinster lost three of their first four games, a prominent Irish rugby pundit speculated that Schmidt had 'lost the dressing room'.Nine years on, Joe Schmidt has stepped down as Ireland coach having achieved success on a scale never before seen in Irish rugby. Two Heineken Cups in three seasons with Leinster. Three Six Nations championships in six seasons with Ireland, including the Grand Slam in 2018. And a host of firsts: the first Irish victory in South Africa; the first Irish defeat of the All Blacks, and then a second; and Ireland's first number 1 world ranking.Along the way, Schmidt became a byword for precision and focus in coaching, remarkable attention to detail and the highest of standards. But who is Joe Schmidt? In Ordinary Joe, Schmidt tells the story of his life and influences: the experiences and management ideas that made him the coach, and the man, that he is today. And his diaries of the 2018 Grand Slam and the 2019 Rugby World Cup provide a brilliantly intimate insight into the stresses and joys of coaching a national team in victory and defeat.From the small towns in New Zealand's North Island where he played barefoot rugby and jostled around the dinner table with seven siblings, to the training grounds and video rooms where he consistently kept his teams a step ahead of the opposition, Ordinary Joe reveals an ordinary man who has helped his teams to achieve extraordinary things. 'Rugby obsessives and amateur coaches will revel in the insight that Schmidt offers into his training methods, tactics and preparation ... Full of insight, emotion and considered analysis' Irish Daily Mail'An insi
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            ISBN 9781844884100
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            Released NZ 21 Nov 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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            Rugby League Rivalries

            Rugby League Rivalries (Paperback)

            By Evans, Will

            Delving into the 100 greatest club rivalries in Australian premiership history, Rugby League Rivalries encompasses the most notable feuds, derbies, conflicts, matches and controversies in the code's 107-season narrative. Whether based on proximity, important finals encounters, ... wild on-field battles, off-field disputes, class and demographic differences or star players moving from one club to another, you will find them here, in vivid detail. Every NRL team and several extinct clubs are represented - from bitter century-old rivalries between foundation clubs such as South Sydney and Sydney Roosters, to long-running local derbies like the lively Manly-North Sydney and St George-Cronulla rivalries, and competition between more recently admitted clubs including Brisbane, Manly and 8 featuring the Warriors.
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            ISBN 9781760063177
            Published NZ 1 Aug 2015
            Publisher Bonnier Publishing Australia
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            Offside

            Offside (Paperback)

            By Massoud, Josh

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            Go inside one of the biggest sporting scandals of all time with leading rugby league writer Josh Massoud.

            ISBN 9781743318232
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2013
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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