FEATURE: Five Warrington rugby league books

Brian Bevan statue at Warrington's Halliwell Jones Stadium

Welcome to a new regular feature on Rugby League Books.

Over the coming weeks and months, we’ll be working our way through rugby league’s major clubs to produce lists of books that might interest the club’s fans.

The lists aren’t necessarily a ‘Top Five’ – just five books that will appeal to a particular club’s supporters.

This week, we’re starting with Warrington Wolves.

Biting Back: The Mike Gregory Story, by Mike Gregory, Erica Gregory, Steve Manning and Dave Hadfield

First up is Biting Back: The Mike Gregory Story, by Mike Gregory, Erica Gregory, Steve Manning and Dave Hadfield. Gregory was a Warrington hero and a rugby league great. His bravery and courage was immense, both on the field and later in life as he battled his illness.

Andrew Johns only played three games for Warrington, but his impact was almost unbelievable. His arrival at the Halliwell Jones Stadium in late 2005 generated headlines and media interest across the globe. His autobiography, Andrew Johns: The Two of Me, is an equally gripping read.

Another charismatic figure associated with Warrington is Alex Murphy OBE. His autobiography is nearly 11 years old, but Saint and Sinner: The Autobiography of a Rugby League Legend is still of interest to the generations who grew up watching Murphy’s magical skills.

Finally, two recommendations for Warrington history buffs. So Close to Glory: Warrington Rugby League Football Club 1919 to 1939, and Warrington Rugby League, 1970-2000, detail some fascinating years in the Wolves’ story.

Happy reading!

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