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Class, conflict and the clash of codes : the introduction of rugby league to New Zealand : 1908-1920 : a thesis presented in part fulfilment of the requirements for a Ph.D. in History at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
(Massey University, 2008)
Rugby league was introduced to New Zealand in 1908 by players desirous of playing a game generally considered to be faster and more skillful than rugby union. Even before its introduction, there were fears within the rugby ...