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Robert Burgin

About The Author

Robert Burgin is a Queenslander and a lifelong rugby league tragic. Rob played 'The Greatest Game of All' in Queensland for 30 years, from the age he was 10 until 40. He has been writing about league for almost as long.

For 20 years he was the Queensland contributor for the world's largest-selling rugby league magazine, Rugby League Week, often writing under his previous name Robert Rachow.

Robert was also the media manager for Queensland Rugby League for four years and later the lead digital producer for, providing him a close relationship with many former and current State of Origin players. At various times he has also worked with the Brisbane Broncos, the North Queensland Cowboys and the Sunshine Coast Falcons, feeder team to the Melbourne Storm.

In the past 10 years Robert has devoted his life to growing the game internationally, particularly in Latin America and India. He was the founding president of Latin American Rugby League and has assisted more than 10 nations with development projects and establishing a pathway to international participation. At the time of completing this book he was General Manager of Brasil Rugby League. Above all else he's a Queensland boy. Takes one to know one.

Books by Robert Burgin