Destination Wembley : The History of the Rugby League Challenge Cup Final Hardback
The Rugby League Challenge Cup Final is one of Britain's major sporting occasions, a claim endorsed by the fact that since 1958 every one of them has been covered in full on BBC Television.
First contested way back in 1897, the Final gained charisma and glamour following the brave but adventurous move to Wembley Stadium 80 years ago in 1929.
It is a decision now vindicated through the massive crowds that flock each year to witness an event that often produces incredible team performances and heroic individual deeds, sometimes against all odds. Now staged at the new Wembley Stadium - its giant archway having superseded the former twin towers as the venue's new iconic image - each Rugby League Challenge Cup Final is restored to life in the pages of this latest compilation from respected Rugby League historian and writer Graham Morris.
Supported by over 240 photographs and a wealth of statistics, all 108 Finals are fully documented, complete with a profile of each winning captain and comprehensive match facts. It provides a 'must have' addition for any avid sports fan's book collection, whether they watch the action unfold from the comfort of their armchair or join the annual exodus to a destination that can only be Wembley.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 256 pages, 200 photographs
- Publisher: Vertical Editions
- Publication Date: 30/09/2009
- Category: Sporting events, tours & organisations
- ISBN: 9781904091370