This week’s ‘Rugby Reloaded’ talks to Professor Heidi Norman about her work on the history of Aboriginal rugby league in New South Wales. Starting with Jackie Brooks in the early 1920s, she discusses the long and complex story of Aboriginal players, teams and carnivals, and asks what this tells us about rugby league and Australian society. 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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