Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Hock - The Real Me

Hock - The Real Me (Paperback)

Despatched in 2 business days.
Order now for Free delivery in the UK or choose Express Delivery to receive in 2 business days.
More on delivery...


"My temper and hot-headedness has always let me down. Like most people, I have done a lot of things that I regret..." - Gareth Hock Gareth Hock is the bad boy of rugby league. A player who in his early years with hometown Wigan seemed to have the world at his feet was instead derailed by a drugs ban, skirmishes with officials and other headline-grabbing controversies.It has been said that Hock had the potential to be one of the best players in the world.He had everything and more in his locker and should have been up there brushing shoulders with the game's all-time greats.Some of the biggest personalities in Wigan club history watched and were appreciative of the emergence of a lion-hearted local hero who combined God-given sublime skill with raw-boned aggression.Add to that a powerhouse determination and burning desire to emulate his hero Andy Farrell and it was so nearly the perfect combination. Yet it never quite turned out that way.Throughout a rollercoaster career, Hock has very often self-destructed and been easily led. There have been times when he has been his own worst enemy.He has let himself down, on and off the field.Yet he has also been a handful for everyone from the local police to the star-studded Australian national team.

And he is still a hard man on a mission, man enough to admit to his failings and seek to put them right.Hock's is a remarkable rags to riches story - a tale of a complex character dogged by the pitfalls and perils that line life's highway.It is also glowing testimony to the character and staying power of the man at its heart.Gareth Hock has had to climb from the canvas on many occasions. He has survived a few standing counts but is still doing what he does best and that's playing rugby league.But here, for the very first time, is evidence that there is more to this private family man than that.Hock: The Real Me is a book that packs a real punch!

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: sportSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationRugby footballRugby League Publisher: Scratching Shed Publishing Ltd Publication Date: 27/11/2015 ISBN-13: 9780993188299  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Despatched in 2 business days. Login for Quick Checkout Add to Basket

Capped four times by Great Britain and five by England, including the 2008 World Cup, Gareth Hock seemingly had it all. A star with hometown Wigan, he made almost 200 appearances for the Warriors before moving on to Widnes, Salford and Leigh. So often, though, his volatile temperament seemed to get the better of him, in all being suspended for 103 games and notoriously missing two seasons after testing positive for cocaine. Fiesty and flamboyant on the field in equal measure he has become one of the most iconic players in rugby league - not always for the right reasons

More books by Gareth Hock

More books by Adrian Morley

More books by Neil Barker

Leave Review


Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Rugby League Yearbook 2017-2018: A...
Tim Butcher; Daniel Spencer
Highs, Lows and Hypos: The Danny...
Mike Appleton; Danny Sculthorpe
100 Days That Shook Rugby League: 2017
Richard de la Riviere
Latest Blog
#FoylesFive: Swap Snowflakes for Stardust

Swap snowflakes for stardust this Christmas with some recommends that are out of this world, from Jamie-Lee from our Birmingham branch.

Read an extract of The Book of the Year

Behold The Book of the Year, by the “No Such Thing As A Fish” podcasters a.k.a the QI Elves. The book is a surreal, silly and wonderful compendium of irreverent and topical facts that show 2017 in a unique light.

Japan: the Perfect Setting for a Crime Novel

Nicolas explains why Japan is the perfect backdrop to a crime novel.

View all Blog Entries
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd