It’s 75 years since the British Rugby League Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand. And to talk about their new book about the ‘Indomitables’, as the tourists were nicknamed, ‘Rugby Reloaded’ is joined by Martin Whitcombe, grandson of tourist Frank Whitcombe, and acclaimed historian Huw Richards. We discuss the political origins of the tour, the backdrop of World War 2, the reception in Australia, the tour’s controversial end, and Martin’s moving story about the writing of the book. This is most definitely essential listening! For more on the history of the football codes, take a look at (where you can find the links for this episode) and follow me on Twitter at @collinstony

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