No Helmets Required

Subtitle:
The Remarkable Story of the American All Stars
By:
Gavin Willacy
Price:
£12.99
Out:
ISBN:
9781785314025
Format:
Paperback
Size:
216 x 138
Pages:
304

Description

The remarkable story of 20 young American footballers, convinced in 50s Hollywood to fly off to compete at rugby league against Australia, New Zealand and France, despite never having heard of the game. The American All Stars proved a shock success on a rollercoaster adventure, yet beyond the media circus lay fights and flings, tragedy and farce.

About the author

Gavin Willacy is the author of three previous sports books including Rugby League Bravehearts - The History of Scottish Rugby League. A sports reporter for 20 years, Gavin now works in sports management and writes freelance for titles such as Rugby League World, League Express, When Saturday Comes, The Sunday Times and The Independent.