Simply the Best: The Inside Story of How Wigan Became Rugby League's Greatest Cup Team and Won Eight in a Row

By Frank Malley

A look back at Wigan's greatest era, when the team won 8 Challenge Cups in succession.

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Simply The Best is the fascinating inside story of eight heady seasons when Wigan RLFC were undisputed kings of rugby league, going 43 consecutive Challenge Cup matches undefeated and winning a record eight Challenge Cup trophies in a row at Wembley. The secrets behind the signings of Martin Offiah, Frano Botica and Joe Lydon. The enigma that is Ellery Hanley. The emergence of rugby phenomenon Jason Robinson. The wit of master playmaker Andy Gregory. All are revealed, along with the fun, the egos, the fall-outs, the spectacular tries, the drinking, the sacking of head coach John Dorahy, the magic of John Monie and the local legend who is Shaun Edwards: the only man to play in all 43 of those cup games and whose feisty spirit personified a team of charisma and panache. Edwards lifted the first and last of those trophies as captain before the greatest rugby league cup run in history was derailed by a swirl of complacency and revenge. At its heart, Simply The Best is a story of hard men and extraordinary achievement.

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Original Title

Simply the Best: The Inside Story of How Wigan Became Rugby League's Greatest Cup Team and Won Eight in a Row

Publish Date

2017-04-03

Published Year

2017

Publisher Name

Total Pages

256

ISBN 10

1785312812

ISBN 13

978-1785312816

Format

Paperback

Country

UK

Language

English

Print Length

256 pages

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