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Auckland: 100 Years of Rugby League 1909-2009

By Bernie Wood, John Coffey

Auckland: 100 Years of Rugby League 1909-2009

A crowd of 8,000 curious spectators came to see the first rugby league game played in Auckland at Victoria Park in 1908. Since then, league has become a major sport in New Zealand and Auckland has been at the core of New Zealand’s teams against the strongest international opposition.

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A crowd of 8,000 curious spectators came to see the first rugby league game played in Auckland at Victoria Park in 1908. Since then, league has become a major sport in New Zealand and Auckland has been at the core of New Zealand’s teams against the strongest international opposition.

This book tells of the struggles and triumphs of Auckland teams and players over 100 years of rugby league. It traces successes and disappointments at international, district, provincial and club levels and profiles the men who made and kept Auckland rugby league strong. Packed with over 300 photographs, in-depth stories of the games and major players and comprehensive statistics, the book is a rich history of a century of Auckland rugby league.

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  • ISBN: 9781869693664
  • Dimension: 210 x 295 mm
  • Format: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Publication Date: 01 Sep 2009

This book tells of the struggles and triumphs of Auckland teams and players over 100 years of rugby league.

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About the Author

Bernie Wood

For 20 years, Bernie Wood was rugby league correspondent for the Dominion and the Sunday Star Times. From 1977 to 2002 he edited and published 25 NZRL Annuals. Bernie is the author of Flying Sulkies and The Cup: History of the New Zealand Trotting Cup. From 1968-1992 Bernie was on the Board of Wellington Rugby League and in 1993 became the Deupty C... Read More

About the Author

John Coffey

John Coffey is a long-time sports journalist and self-confessed 'rugby league buff'. He worked for the Christchurch Press for 44 years after joining as a cadet reporter in 1963. He covered the first of more than 100 rugby league test matches at 17 and was the only New Zealand journalist on tour with the 1971 Grand Slam Kiwis in Britain and France. ... Read More