Campese’s goosestep

The Paul Keating of Australian rugby
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January–February 2022, no. 439
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Campese: The last of the dream sellers by James Curran

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Campese’s goosestep

The Paul Keating of Australian rugby
by
January–February 2022, no. 439

The Australian team that won the 1991 Rugby World Cup must rank as one of our most charismatic national sport teams in modern times. The side that defeated England in the final at London’s Twickenham Stadium included several players now regarded as undisputed greats of global rugby: John Eales, Tim Horan, Jason Little, Michael Lynagh, and captain Nick Farr-Jones. There were also stirring ‘underdog’ stories: players who seemed to rise from nowhere that year to play starring roles, such as fullback Marty Roebuck and wing Rob Egerton. In Tonga-born flanker Viliami Ofahengaue, there was an early hint of the changing demographic of élite rugby players in Australia.

Barnaby Smith reviews 'Campese: The last of the dream sellers' by James Curran

Campese: The last of the dream sellers

by James Curran

Scribe, $32.99 pb, 256 pp

Buy this book

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