The Random History of Rugby: Hapless Hookers & Useless Flankers


A lot of rucking and mauling has gone on since William Webb Ellis first picked up the ball and ran, but this doughty little book heroically manages to capture the true essence of the daddy of all oval ball games in just 80 minutes (plus 20 minutes of overtime). This is the story of rugby, as it has never been told before: a jinking, weaving compilation of surreal match reports, spoof correspondence and quirky cartoons. From the playing fields of Edwardian England's public schools to the canopied splendour of Cardiff's Millennium Stadium, the game's towering achievements, hilarious happenings and ludicrous coincidences are entertainingly recalled. In the uber-professional rugby world of the 2010s, read more

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ISBN:

9781853759390

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

128

Dimensions:

17cm x 11cm

RRP:

$14.99

Category:

Sport

Publisher:

Carlton Publishing Group

Published:

01 October 2015

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Iain Spragg