From the Sheds: Rugby League from the Inside

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HarperCollins Publishers Australia, 2008 - Rugby League football - 343 pages
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From the Sheds is Matthew Johns‚€2 fascinating‚€š frequently hilarious look behind the scenes of Rugby League. The creator of the self‚ˆ’confessed Aussie legend Reg Reagan ‚ˆ’ as well as a tough competitor who notched up almost 200 first grade NRL games and eight matches for the Kangaroos‚€š winning a premiership with Newcastle Knights along the way ‚ˆ’ who better than Matthew to give an insider‚€2s view of the superstars‚€š larrikins and entertainers who make Rugby League the compelling‚€š colourful and occasionally comical sport that it is‚€3 In his latest book‚€š the Footy Show star reveals countless tales displaying the lighter side of League. Matthew tells why David Waite unwittingly vandalised a stranger‚€2s Holden Camira‚€š how a nine‚ˆ’year‚ˆ’old Brett Finch proved to be the world‚€2s most irritating sand boy‚€š and how Paul Harragon‚€2s pre‚ˆ’wedding celebrations erupted into an all‚ˆ’in brawl ‚ˆ’ and Matty‚€2s role in all of the above. From the Sheds is a rare insight into the spirit of Rugby League‚€š written by someone who embodies the humour and the grit of the toughest game of all. ‚€2Geez ... I just got over the other son‚€2s book‚€2‚ˆ’ Matt‚€2s dad ‚€2I didn‚€2t know Matthew could read or write‚€2‚ˆ’ Matt‚€2s dad

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