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The Big O – The Life and Times of Olsen Filipaina SIGNED COPIES NOW AVAILABLE


The Big O is the story of Olsen Filipaina, a New Zealand Hall of Fame rugby league legend who paved the way for the Pacific Revolution – the influx of Māori and Pasifika players who today dominate the NRL.

It tracks Olsen’s story from his rise out of working-class South Auckland to overcoming depression, racism and cultural dislocation in Sydney, to the Cinderella story of his success for the New Zealand Kiwis enabled by the culturally competent man management of coaching legend Sir Graham Lowe.