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League of Legends celebrated 100 years of rugby league in Australia. The game started as a rebel football competition. It grew to become one of Australia' most popular sports, a skilful fast-moving game that has the passionate support of its fans.

League of Legends was on show at the National Museum of Australia, along with Brisbane, Sydney, Townsville and Melbourne, in 2008 and 2009.

A companion rugby league photographic exhibition toured regional centres in 2012 and 2013, concluding at Grafton Regional Gallery, New South Wales.

Explore more League of Legends

The game begins Trace the early history of the game to the first Kangaroos tours.
Treasures of the game See iconic trophies and treasured memorabilia of the game.
Grass roots players Learn about Rugby League's widespread participation and strong supporter base.
Tips for your memorabilia How to care for, store and display your trophies and treasures.
Catalogue extracts Thomas Keneally, Ian Heads, Debbie Spillane and more on rugby.
Controversy corner From controversial referring decisions to the Super League wars.
Footy fans Learn about passionate supporters and rugby league mascots.
Footy yarns Read personal footy stories shared by fans.
Media moments Meet the commentators, photographers and journalists who cover the game.

11 May 2008

100 years of rugby league in Australia panel discussion

The great and controversial moments of 100 years of rugby league in Australia are discussed by sports historians Ian Heads, Sean Fagan and Geoff Armstrong and curator Guy Hansen.
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Presenters: Geoff Armstrong, Guy Hansen, Ian Heads and Sean Fagan

02 Mar 2008

Clash of the codes: rugby union vs rugby league

The relative merits of rugby union and rugby league football are debated by ABC Canberra sports reporter Tim Gavel, Brumbies media manager Nick Smith, Canberra Raiders media manager Ben Pollock and National Museum curator Guy Hansen.
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Presenters: Tim Gavel, Guy Hansen, Ben Pollock and Nick Smith


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