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No Helmets Required: The Remarkable Story of the American All Stars

by Brand: Pitch Publishing


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  • The remarkable story of 20 young American football players, convinced to compete internationally in rugby—a game they’d
    never heard of

    In 1950s Los Angeles, entrepreneur Mike Dimitro convinced a group of young American athletes to fly around the world
    playing rugby league, a game that was entirely new to them. Miraculously, the American All Stars competed with the best
    Australia, New Zealand, and France had to offer, and shocked the locals with some stunning victories. This story tells
    not only of the media circus and celebrity adventures, but also the All Stars’ fights and flings, tragic illnesses, and
    farcical court cases. Dimitro’s mission to establish a rugby league in the United States failed in spectacular
    fashion—though one All Star went on to win the Super Bowl, one became a Hollywood stuntman, and another an Olympic
    champion. The emergence of their remarkable story coincides with the United States’s first ever qualification for the
    Rugby League World Cup, in 2013.

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