Norman Tasker

Norman Tasker is a 40-year veteran of the sports writing craft. He covered his first rugby Test for the Sunday Telegraph at 19 years of age, made many major tours as traveling correspondent with Australian cricket and rugby teams, and became sports editor of the former Sydney afternoon paper The Sun. Tasker moved into the magazine field as a long-term editor of Rugby League Week, launched the cricket magazine Inside Edge and its rugby counterpart Inside Rugby, and became publisher of ACP's sporting magazine division.

Books by Norman Tasker

The Gladiators

Published: August 2013

The story behind the 1963 battle between St George and Western Suburbs and the image that defined rugby league. From the men who were at its centre and their sometimes controversial thoughts on the game today.


Published: August 2008

When Steve ('Beaver') Menzies retires at the end of the 2008 League season, he may well need to have a National Trust preservation order placed on him. We may never see his like again. ;;He has never played for any other first-grade club than his beloved Manly Sea Eagles. As a clean-living, clean-playing second-rower he's a legend (his partner is currently pregnant with their first child). He's

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