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THEIR FINEST HOUR

ANDREW MARMONT 

FOREWORD BY WAYNE BENNETT

Release Date: 19 June 2017

The story of the Rugby League World Cup, vividly brought to life with first-hand stories from the players, coaches and administrators who were behind the big moments.

 

More than sixty years ago, Paul Barrière decided to host rugby  league’s first ever World Cup tournament. An enthralled Parisian public stood on concrete bleachers as their country fought gallantly in the final. Each of the four teams lacked resources and money, with Britain not having cash to employ a coach or make their team blazers.

 

Fast-forward to 2017 and the game’s elite have access to sports scientists, earn high six-figure salaries and train in English Premier League-style facilities.

 

From Great Britain training with a sock in a vest, Graeme Langland’s ‘try that wasn’t’, how New Zealand got Wayne Bennett, Wales’ gallant performances and England’s epic semi-final against the Kiwis, this is a narrative of what made the World Cups so enthralling.

 

This absorbing book includes interviews with rugby league’s biggest names like Johnny Whiteley, Wally Lewis, Dean Bell and Glenn Lazarus to master coaches such as Ricky Stuart, Frank Endacott and Clive Griffiths.

 

PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY

 

Their Finest Hour will be available on 19 June in Australia and 1 July in New Zealand in all good bookstores and online. To pre-order your copy, please click here, this link (it will take you to Booktopia).

 

Publication Date: 19 June 2017, ABC Books, Paperback AU$32.99/NZ$36.99. Available in all good bookstores and online.

 

For review copies, interviews and further information please contact:

 

In Australia: Matthew Howard, matthew.howard@harpercollins.com.au 02 9952  5003 / 0400 221 815

 

In New Zealand: Sandra Noakes, sandra.noakes@harpercollins.co.nz.

 

BOOK EVENTS

 

Andrew will be holding a series of book events throughout Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and France from June – September. To register your interest, please email am@andrewmarmont.com.

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