In the wake of the BBC’s excellent ‘Once Were Lions’ documentary, we look back on the 1986 Kangaroo tour of Britain with Mark Flanagan, author of ‘The Invincibles: The Inside Story of the 1982 Kangaroos, the Team That Changed Rugby Forever’. Was the 1986 side the greatest touring team of all time? What did their success tell us about the state of British rugby league, or the future direction that rugby league would take? Two parts historical analysis, one part nostalgia, this episode of ‘Rugby Reloaded’ looks back at the origins of the modern era of rugby league.

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