This week’s episode talks to Geoff Armstrong about his latest book, the second volume of ‘Spirit of the Red V’, his in-depth history of St George Dragons. St George are one of the most significant clubs in the history of Australian rugby league.

Famous for its unparalleled run of 11 straight premierships in the the 1950s and 1960s, the club’s fortunes have risen and fallen as much with off-field trends as they have due to on-field factors. Geoff’s book tells the story of the club, its players, its fans, and how it has survived in a changing sport and society.

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