The Man of All Talents: The Extraordinary Life of Douglas 'Duggy' Clark

By Steven Bell

The remarkable story of rugby and wrestling legend Douglas 'Duggy' Clark.

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A Man of All Talents is the remarkable story of rugby and wrestling legend Douglas ‘Duggy’ Clark. Born in 1891 in the sleepy Cumbrian village of Maryport, at 14 he left school to work for his father’s coal merchant business. Duggy grew into an exceptionally strong but quiet and reserved young man. His two great passions were rugby and Cumberland and Westmorland-style wrestling, and he excelled at both. By 24 he was already a rugby league great and a key member of Huddersfield’s ‘Team of All Talents’, winning every honour the sport could offer. He represented Britain in the infamous 1914 ‘Rorke’s Drift’ tour of Australia before being called up to serve in the Great War. He was awarded the Military Medal for bravery, but his war injuries were so severe he was discharged with a 20% disability certificate. Doctors gave Duggy an ultimatum: either he could stay home and live a long but sedate and ordinary life or risk his health by returning to sport. He chose the latter and went on to achieve more extraordinary and pioneering feats.

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Original Title

The Man of All Talents: The Extraordinary Life of Douglas 'Duggy' Clark

Publish Date

2020-10-05

Published Year

2020

Publisher Name

Total Pages

256

ISBN 10

1785316826

ISBN 13

978-1785316821

Format

Paperback

Country

UK

Language

English

Print Length

256 pages

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