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Breaking the mould? Whiteness, masculinity, Welshness, working-classness and rugby league in Wales

Spracklen, K; Spracklen, C;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Oct 2012
  • Publisher: Leisure Studies Association
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Traditionally, rugby in Wales has meant rugby union, the once-amateur, fifteen-a-side code that has a long history of working-class, male involvement in the Valleys of South Wales (Williams, G., 1985). In recent years, however, rugby union has been joined in South Wales by the non-traditionally Welsh sport of rugby league. Once upon a time, rugby league was the sport that “bought” Welsh rugby players who went north (Collins, 2006). Rugby league has now expanded into Wales, developing its version of the rugby code. After a series of (historical) false starts, Welsh rugby league emerged in the 1990s as a sustainable participation sport. Two professional rugby leag...
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