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#1 John Drake

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:56 AM

THE FORBIDDEN GAME
by Mike Rylance

DUE TO EXTRAORDINARY DEMAND, NOW IN ITS THIRD REPRINT!
Kindle Edition also available from www.amazon.co.uk


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The phenomenal rise of Rugby League in pre-war France and its scandalous obliteration by the collaborationist Vichy government qualifies as one of the greatest stories never told. Corruption, brutality and shamateurism had plagued the world of orthodox rugby when Rugby League made its first appearance across the Channel, bringing with it open professionalism and a new, dynamic sporting spectacle which delighted the public. Only six seasons later le rugby à treize , the troublesome upstart, was wiped out by a conspiracy which counts as one of the most extreme examples of one sport¹s hostility towards another. A victim of the shadowy rugby union figures who stalked the newly-opened corridors of power at Vichy, Rugby League suffered a scandalous abuse of authority which has had repercussions up to the present day.

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#2 EastLondonMike

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:58 AM

Great book.. would love to see this turned into a documentary for TV..

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#3 MrPosh

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:56 PM

Great book.. would love to see this turned into a documentary for TV..


I agree, but I think they've missed the boat with the documentary. These things are always more authoritative when people are still alive (although I'd still love to see it).
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#4 fieldofclothofgold

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:08 PM

Cracking book we should send a copy to Stephen Jones.
but you and I weve been through that and this is not our fate.
So let us so let us not talk falsely now.
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#5 tim2

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:22 PM

I've got the electronic version (Kindle) - highly recommended
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#6 marklaspalmas

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:28 PM

Good book.

Still prefer my original cover:

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#7 hindle xiii

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:28 PM

Do reprints also get updates? Particularly since Catalan have got a firm foot hold these days...

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#8 Native New Yorker

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:25 PM

I've got the electronic version (Kindle) - highly recommended


Been meaning to read this for ages so just downloaded it to my Kindle
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#9 clement

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:37 AM

Cracking book we should send a copy to Stephen Jones.

And all the players thinking of going over to play Union from Rugby League.I wonder how many pro players have read it?

#10 Pie tries

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:38 PM

Cracking book we should send a copy to Stephen Jones.


Oh I like the idea of that, perhaps he autograph it for me !




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