FEATURE: Five Wigan rugby league books

Pint Size: Andy Gregory - Heroes and Hangovers

Pint Size: Andy Gregory - Heroes and Hangovers

Often described as the world’s most famous rugby league club, tales of glory litter Wigan’s past.

Andy Gregory was a central figure in Wigan’s 1987 World Club Challenge victory over Manly. His autobiography, Pint Size: Andy Gregory – Heroes and Hangovers, goes through a roller-coaster career with brutal honesty.

Seven years on from one of Gregory’s finest moments, Jason Robinson was scoring Wigan’s third try in their 1994 World Club Challenge win in Brisbane.

Robinson went on to become a cross-code legend, playing in a rugby league World Cup final as well as scoring England’s only try in their 2003 rugby union World Cup final triumph. Jason Robinson: Finding My Feet earned rave reviews at the time of its publication and still remains a fascinating read.

Simply Rad, by Kris Radlinski

Simply Rad, by Kris Radlinski

Simply Rad: The Kris Radlinski Story is an equally interesting read on one of Super League’s finest players.

Radlinski’s heroics in the 2002 Challenge Cup final are etched in rugby league folklore, and his contribution to Wigan – both as a player, and now as the club’s general rugby manager – has been simply outstanding.

Radlinski’s book was among the top 10 rugby league books of 2010, along with Ewan Phillips’ work The Wigan Warriors Miscellany.

And finally, Graham Morris’ Wigan Rugby League Football Club: 100 Greats is sure to bring back the memories for Wigan fans young and old.