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

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Used Book in Good Condition

Imported from USA

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.