World Rugby Records


There is no game on earth quite like rugby: steeped in tradition and supported with fervour, at its best it is a heady mix of brutal physical confrontation, terrifying tackles, deft handling skills, searing pace, pin-point kicking and a gentlemanly handshake at the end of an action-packed 80 minutes. The sport has come a long way since the apocryphal moment in 1823 when William Webb Ellis is said to have picked up a ball and run with it on the playing fields of Rugby School. By 2011, and the seventh edition of the IRB Rugby World Cup, it had become one of the most contested and popular sports on the planet. And, ever since Richie McCaw lifted the trophy in Auckland, excitement in read more

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ISBN:

9781780977195

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

224

Dimensions:

26cm x 20cm

RRP:

$39.99

Category:

Sport

Publisher:

Carlton Publishing Group

Published:

01 December 2015

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Chris Hawkes