Maurice Bamford, former coach of Great Britain, Wigan, Leeds, Huddersfield, Bramley, Workington, Halifax and more, relates a series of tales that capture the spirit of the tough yet humorous men who played rugby league at amateur and professional ...
level yet held down a full time day job at the same time. Builders, drivers, schoolteachers, policemen, butchers, bakers and candlestick makers - all contributed to the 80 minutes of entertainment at the weekend with only two evenings training each week. These men - English, Welsh, Aussies, Kiwis and more, were real characters, dedicated to the game and they enthralled the crowds who waited impatiently for the winter weekends to come around. Play with a Smile tells just some of the comical tales that surrounded these brave men; from the coach who had a fight with the opposing team's mascot - a six foot blue dragon, to the winger who was transferred to pay for a zoo's lion!
Number of pages: 192
Date of publication: 07/05/2005
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