Lindsay Anderson’s film version of David Storey’s novel ‘This Sporting Life’ was released in 1963 and is one of the few movies to portray sport accurately on screen. But did it do rugby league a disservice, or was it aiming at something different? Dig out the popcorn and take a ten-minute intermission while ‘Rugby Reloaded’ unravels the many layers and complexities of rugby’s cinema classic. 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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