By Tony Collins

ISBN-10: 0714644242

ISBN-13: 9780714644240

ISBN-10: 0714648671

ISBN-13: 9780714648675

Since it’s first e-book, Rugby’s nice Split has confirmed itself as a vintage within the box of recreation background. Drawing on an unheard of diversity of resources, this deeply researched and hugely readable publication lines the social, cultural and monetary divisions that led, in 1895, to schism within the online game of rugby and the production of rugby league, the game of England’s northern operating type.

Tony Collins’ research demanding situations the various traditional assumptions approximately this key occasion in rugby background – approximately type clash, amateurism in recreation, the North-South divide, violence at the pitch, the advance of mass spectator game and the increase of soccer. This new version is multiplied to hide parallel occasions in Australia and New Zealand, and to deal with the main query of rugby league’s failure to set up itself in Wales.

Rugby’s nice Split is a benchmark textual content within the heritage of rugby, and an soaking up case research of wider matters – problems with category, gender, local and nationwide id, and the impression of the commercialization and up to date professionalization of rugby league. This insightful textual content is for a person attracted to Britain’s social heritage or within the emergence of contemporary recreation, it will be significant interpreting.

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