Almanac Rugby League: Getting into the nostalgia thing

Earlier in the week, we’ve seen the notion floated that we may well need to fill in our footy time this year, regardless of code, by looking to the past for engagement, entertainment, excitement and enjoyment. We’ll call it nostalgia in all the best senses of the word.


During the footy season, Thursday on The Almanac is as close as we get to rugby league day. So, to keep in with the nostalgia theme and maintain our Thursday focus, we’ll be presenting a series of stories about rugby league, some revisits to pieces that have appeared on these pages previously, others completely new to the site.


Our first offering today takes us back about a decade to reprise John Harms’ classic, ‘Yes, Virginia, there is meaning in rugby league’. Delivered originally as The George Lovejoy Memorial Lecture, Harms explains why this roughest and toughest of physical clashes in the guise of football is so much more than ‘thugby’, a most inappropriate sobriquet if ever there was one!


Enjoy this offering by clicking here.




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