CELTIC MEDIA FESTIVAL

QUIMPER 2020

The Rugby Codebreakers

Broadcaster and Journalist, Carolyn Hitt investigates why so many men gave up their dreams of playing Rugby Union for Wales by switching codes to play Rugby League – an act that was considered tantamount to treason. Her journey explores the impact of class, race and economic change on the game at the heart of Welsh identity. The men may have headed north with a heavy heart but many went onto become heroes and legends across the north of England; stories that have remained largely untold in Wales.



Festival
Aviemore 2019
Title
The Rugby Codebreakers
Entry Category
Sports Documentary
Produced By
HOI POLLOI PICTURES LIMITED
Producer
Alan Golding
Directed By
Tariq Ali
Broadcaster
BBC Wales