REVIEW: Heading For The Line, by Michael Miles

Neil Barraclough

Michael Miles only started watching rugby league three years ago when London’s Evening Standard ran a promotion offering free tickets to watch Harlequins (as they were then), but he has now produced what must rank as one of the definitive guides to rugby league grounds across the UK.

Heading For The Line gives any travelling fan everything they need for any away day. Each professional and semi-professional club is covered, so whether you’re heading to the DW Stadium or the Prince of Wales Stadium, everything is at your fingertips.

Want to know the best route to the Keepmoat Stadium? Miles has got it covered. How about disabled access at the Stade Gilbert Brutus? Check. Fancy a pint at Workington, a visit to the club shop at York or the best bus to get to Hull KR? It’s all here, packed into 120 pages of anorak heaven.

There are also sections covering World Cup venues, the National Conference, Armed Services – and even a brief look at Australia’s NRL grounds.

Miles writes: “The aim of this book is simple. It is to provide the travelling rugby league fan access to all the information they need to get the maximum out of their rugby travels.” Mission accomplished.

Heading For The Line
, by Michael Miles, is available now. ISBN 978-1903659670, published by London League Publications. Buy now and save on the cover price. This title is also available in Kindle edition.