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A Newspaper History of Rugby League: Personalised Book

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Read about some of the most memorable moments from the Rugby League Challenge Cup as they were reported on at the time.

  • Personalise with any Name and Message
  • Handbound hardback covers
  • A4 and A3 editions available with colour pages from 2006 onwards
  • Option to present in a luxurious gift box
  • Incredible newspaper coverage from 1929 to the present day

Relive all the most memorable moments in Challenge Cup history through newspaper clippings in this personalised Rugby League book. With coverage beginning in 1929, when the final was played at Wembley for the very first time, this exquisite piece of Challenge Cup memorabilia takes you on a stroll down memory lane, revisiting all the key moments from nearly a hundred cup finals along the way, right up until the present day.

The first ever Challenge Cup final was played at Headingly on 24th April 1897, and saw Batley defeat St Helens in front of a crowd of just over 13,000, a far cry from the 1954 final replay, when well over 100,000 people packed into Odsal to watch Warrington complete a league and cup double via a win over Halifax. No club has either appeared in or won more Challenge Cup finals than Wigan Warriors, who boast a record of 19 victories from 30. Wigan are also the only team to win more than three Cups in a row, capturing a quite incredible eight on the bounce from 1988 to 1995. Leeds Rhinos hold the records for both the most points scored in a final and the largest winning margin, defeating London Broncos 52-16 in 1999, before demolishing Hull Kingston Rovers 50-0 in 2015.

Take a look at the contents to see which historic moments are captured.

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Our sports books are available in a variety of covers, all of which can be customised accordingly. Each book features your recipient’s name and a special message of your choice printed on the opening title page in the form of a certificate. You can also emboss their name onto the front cover. Finally, a luxury gift box is available to complete the gift.

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Along with the black and white reprinted reports, all editions include colour pages, where available from 2006 onwards:

  • A4 Cover in Brown Leatherette – Any name can be embossed on the cover for £5.
  • A3 Cover in Brown Leatherette – Any name can be embossed on the cover for £5.
  • A3 Cover in Black Luxury Leather – Any name is embossed on the cover for FREE.

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🌲 Our books are made from responsibly sourced paper from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper manufacturers. 🌎

310mm
rugby league history
380mm

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Rated 5 out of 5

based on 14 reviews

In The Book wouldn’t be here without its terrific customers. That’s why we care about what you have to say.

We’re constantly researching new materials to create more personalised books, so what you think matters! Tell us your feedback. From finding the book you were looking for to how easy your chosen book was to personalise – every little detail is important, so we can perfect your shopping experience the next time you return!

Dane Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 8 Oct 2020

Excellent!

Gary Lister Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 20 Aug 2020

Excellent quality, would definitely use this company again.

William Robert McCutcheon Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 18 Jun 2020

Great product and excellent value. Have used before and will again.

Freda Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 22 Dec 2019

Great book my husband will love it.

Steph Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 16 Jun 2019

This book has been bought as a Father’s Day gift. My dad was absolutely thrilled to bits to receive this. Many thanks for a great gift.

Gingerpeas Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 29 Aug 2018

Delivery within couple,of days. Quality superb. Unique gift which the recipient has boasted about time and time again.

Emzie Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 29 Aug 2018

I bought this book as a present for my bf for valentines day as he isn't really the cudly toy type person. Finding this book made me very excited, as he loves rugby and I think it's a very unique present that he wont expect and will hopefully love.I recieved the book today, very quick delivery considering i had it personalised and I think it's brilliant. I got the premium cover and the quality is amazing. Can't wait to give him it :-) ..... would definately recommend, very happy with the service and product.....overall excellent!!!!

Jayc Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 29 Aug 2018

This is for a special birthday present and I was not disappointed. Well presented and very much a treasured keepsake.

Tigerfan Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 29 Aug 2018

My very hard to buy for father was highly delighted with the book it not only features rugby history but whatever sport was happening on that day - a present to be read often and treasuredThank you

DAVE123 Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 29 Aug 2018

We bought the Challenge Cup finals book as a retirement gift for our best friend who is a keen rugby supporter.We had the book personlised to inlcude a leather cover.When we gave him the present he was really moved and was ecstatic with it, the look on his face was priceless and will stay with us forever.we unreservedly reccomend this book, any purchase will be sure to bring real pleasure to the recipient.All the Best

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A beautiful book with original illustrations delivered promptly - just what I had been hoping for.

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Wendy Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 15 Apr 2021

Great gift for a football enthusiast.

Great gift for a football enthusiast.

Mr Birch Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 14 Apr 2021

Fantastic gift for a birthday and good…

Fantastic gift for a birthday and good value for money.

Ann Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 14 Apr 2021

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Really pleased with the personalised dinosaur book I had for my 1yr old neighbour! It’s so colourful and having his name everywhere possible is absolutely brilliant. I’m sure he will love it for many years to come.

Bruce Evans Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 14 Apr 2021

Excellent book including further items…

Excellent book including further items I was not expecting, but were brilliant and very exciting to read, my friend who I bought the book for was in tears reading it. Well worth it and would recommend it

Annette O Connor Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 14 Apr 2021

I bought 2 books for my grandchildren…

I bought 2 books for my grandchildren which I am delighted with. I love the personalisation of them. I knew they were going to be personalised but not to the extent that they were with their names on every page. The quality of the books is great as well. Each page is a lovely quality and hopefully childproof!! I received them very quickly in the post as well. I had both of them within 10 days and that included Easter and a weekend. Many thanks

margaret macnamara Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 13 Apr 2021

Really really happy with book.......and…

Really really happy with book.......and i am sure as our great grandaughter grows up she will love it as well...so its off on its travels to denmark soon.

Felicity Jackson Trustpilot product review 2 star rating 13 Apr 2021

Nice product but too late

The product is nice but the book arrived several days after the last delivery date it was supposed to (and without an apology or warning), so I missed occasion, despite having ordered it in plenty of time.

  • In the Book Team 15 Apr 2021

    Thank you for your review.

    We are sorry to hear that your item was not delivered when stated.

    Looking at your order, we can see that your item was dispatched on the 3rd working day of ordering on your chosen shipping service, Royal Mail 48. Due to the pandemic, Royal Mail have confirmed on their website that there are currently some disruptions in certain areas and therefore parcels might be delayed. To be in line with Royal Mail, we have stated on email confirmations that there is a slight possibility you may experience some orders being 1 or 2 days late during this pandemic. We do apologise for this, unfortunately this is something that is out of our control.

    From your tracking information, this confirms that your item was delivered 2 working days later than we had originally quoted.

    We hope upon receipt, you were happy with the product ordered.

    Please do accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused.

    Kind Regards,
    The In The Book Team

Claire Johnstone Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 13 Apr 2021

Excellent easy to use website

Excellent easy to use website, book came quickly and looks amazing. Gave as a 70th present and they were very happy with it

Customer Helen Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 12 Apr 2021

A special gift for the sports fan in your life

This is the second book I have bought as gifts and they have been a huge success. They are good quality, fast service and a very interesting different gift for an enthusiast.

Maureen Pringle Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 12 Apr 2021

Great book for a football fanatic!!

I love this book I've bought for my husband's 60th later this year who is Newcastle United mad!!!! My only criticism would be that when I placed my order and wrote what I wanted printed I tried to place it so it would be central, but, when it came one of the lines wasn't, thankfully it still looks ok but as a company I thought you would of automatically centralised the printing especially for the price! I bought the most expensive one saying as it's for a special birthday. Good quick service and well packaged though.

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