40 rich years of State of Origin football, reflecting the triumphs, the pain, the controversies and the incidents that shape rugby league's greatest spectacle.
Written by Liam Hauser, State of Origin: 40 Years 1980-2019 is a fascinating celebration of rugby league and the legendary State of Origin series, which is one of the most widely followed sporting events since it was established in 1980.
Every game of each series is explored in detail, with a blow-by-blow account of all of the key incidents that determine its complexity and outcome. These colourful field reports illuminate how the games ebb and flow and how fine the line is between success and failure.
Liam Hauser has worked as a newspaper journalist in country Queensland and NSW. He has written on a range of sports, for publications including the South Burnett Times, Tumut & Adelong Times, Gundagai Independent, Namoi Valley Independent, and the Northern Daily Leader. He has been strongly influenced by sport throughout his career. He is great media talent, having written both cricket and rugby league books. Having lived in Queensland for more than 25 years and also lived in NSW for almost 10 years, he has put his allegiances aside to write this book, painstakingly watching a video replay of every game and exploring closely the fine line between winning and losing in the toughest game of all, State of Origin.
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