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Calm in the Cauldron
Author: John Dorahy

ISBN: 9780646536002
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 1 September 2010
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.0
Just one week after his seventeenth birthday, John 'Joe Cool' Dorahy entered the cauldron that was senior rugby league.

His journey from schoolboy rugby league phenomenon to consummate senior champion was inevitable. Dorahy played at a time when the all seeing and unforgiving eye of television and video replay was unknown. The thuggery that went on out of sight of the officials is today easily forgotten, yet the kid from Wollongong was to remain in this arena for almost twenty years before becoming a coach.

During that time he would: Take a tackle in a City v Country game that would paralyse him and cause one of the medics to say, 'Do not move your head, it may fall off!'; play a semi-final in Sydney having fractured a cheekbone in the previous round, an injury he hid from both team mates and the opposition; get a very late call up for the greatest honour in the game, a coveted Green and Gold Jumper; take Ken Arthurson and the Australian Rugby League to the High Court claiming restraint of trade; play for one club with no contract trusting in the handshake of the Chairman; lose a Rugby League Challenge Cup Final, missing a conver...

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