In September 1982 the Australian rugby league Kangaroos landed in Britain. When they left at the end of November they were acclaimed as the Invincibles, the greatest rugby league touring team ever. Not since the 1905 All Black rugby union tourists had any visiting sports team had such an impact on Britain. This week’s ‘Rugby Reloaded’ talks to Mark Flanagan about his new book ‘The Invincibles: The Inside Story of the 1982 Kangaroos, the Team That Changed Rugby Forever’ about the tour, its consequences and what it tells us about rugby league. For more on the history of rugby and the other football codes, follow me on Twitter @collinstony and take a look at

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