League’s story re­told

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The story of a cen­tury of rugby league in Auck­land is to be of­fi­cially launched at the League Leg­ends Lunch in Eller­slie on Oc­to­ber 21.

Auck­land 100 Years of Rugby League has been writ­ten by Bernie Wood and John Cof­fey and chron­i­cles the tri­als and suc­cesses of the game in the city for a cen­tury.

It brings to­gether more than 300 pho­tos, many of them drawn from the Fair­fax Me­dia li­brary.

At more than 400 pages the great char­ac­ters, matches and com­pe­ti­tions of the game’s his- tory are all recorded. From the tran­si­tion of mar­ket gar­dens into what be­came Car­law Park to the Fox Memo­rial suc­cesses of Brian “Bluey” McClen­nan, now coach of the Leeds Rhi­nos and the guest speaker at the lunch, the book records in great de­tail the game’s amaz­ing part in Auck­land’s his­tory.

It is for sale through auck­land league.co.nz for $70 plus postage and packaging, or by phon­ing 525-5592. It will also be avail­able at Whit­coulls and Pa­per Plus stores.

Tick­ets for the League Leg­ends Lunch, with the pro­ceeds go­ing to hospice, are avail­able at $100 plus GST from 268-2912.

But we are giv­ing you the chance to win a copy of this amaz­ing book.

Just put your name, ad­dress and day­time tele­phone num­ber on the back of an en­ve­lope and send it to League Book Com­pe­ti­tion, Pri­vate Bag 56910, Do­min­ion Rd, Mt Eden, Auck­land 1446.

Al­ter­na­tively you can email your en­try to edcl@snl.co.nz with League Book Com­pe­ti­tion in the sub­ject head­ing. En­tries close at noon on Oc­to­ber 21.

Photo: FIONA GOODALL

Reign­ing champs: Mt Al­bert Lions cap­tain Kelvin Wright, left, and re­tir­ing player Steve Buck­ing­ham cel­e­brate their Fox Memo­rial win last month.

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