Auckland: 100 Years of Rugby League 1909–2009
Bernie Wood, John Coffey
A crowd of 8000 curious spectators came to see the first rugby league game played in Auckland at Victoria Park in 1908. Since then, league has become a major sport in New Zealand, and Auckland has been at the core of New Zealand's teams against the strongest international opposition.
This book tells of the struggles and triumphs of Auckland teams and players over 100 years of rugby league. It traces successes and disappointments at international, district, provincial and club levels and profiles the men who made and kept Auckland rugby league strong. Packed with over 300 photographs, in-depth stories of the games and major players and comprehensive statistics, the book is a rich history of a century of Auckland rugby league.