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KEITH POLLARD

RED & WHITE PHOENIX

This remarkable new autobiography recalls the days when rugby league could be brutal and was regularly described as 'The toughest sport in the World.'

It follows Keith from his days at Hull KR in the mid-sixties where he packed down with legends such as Peter Flanagan Harry Poole, Frank Foster, and Phil Lowe, alongside the one and only Roger Millward, to the climax of his unique career joining Maitland during the early seventies in Australia, playing in the highly competitive Newcastle league. He matched up against some of the ARL legends the likes of Johny Raper, Dennis Ward, Father John Cootes, Brian 'Chika' Moore, and Allan Thomson.

'We thought he was a god from another planet' said Maitland teammate and later Northern Eagles, Manly Warringah, Hull FC and Cronulla coach, Peter Sharp, after Keith had played and won in two Grand Finals.

But 'Red & White Phoenix' is far more than just a sporting memoir. Keith's playing days provide the centrepiece of a finely woven story, containing tales from Hull's illustrious history, memories of youthful exuberance, anecdotes from a fascinating working life and a heart-breaking account recalling the tragic death of his son Jason.

Net profits from the sale of this book will be donated to charity.
681 printed pages
Original publication
2021

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