Hard Men of World Rugby

Hard Men of World Rugby

Luke Upton

The gruesome stories of the hardest and most ruthless rugby players from around the world since the First World War. As talented as they were fiery, many were just as lively off the pitch as they were on it. In our era of citing commissioners, super slow-motion replays and trial by social media, some of their actions are quite hard to believe!
Date Published :
December 2020
Publisher :
Y Lolfa
Illustration :
c.30 color & b/w photos
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781912631285
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 8.5 X 5.5 inches
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Overview
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The ultimate book about the hard men of rugby union. Written by experienced journalist and author Luke Upton, this book includes the gruesome stories of the hardest and most ruthless, yet incredibly talented, players from around the world since the First World War. In our era of citing commissioners, super slow-motion replays and trial by social media, some of their actions are almost hard to believe. These men were totally committed to the sport, and irrespective of size, reputation or opposition, never took a step back on the pitch. And largely free from the confines of the commitments the modern professional game demands, many were as lively off the pitch as they were fiery on it. Players profiled include: Brian Lima (Samoa, career 1990–2007), Wade Dooley (England, career 1985[?]–1993), David ‘Darkie’ Bedell-Sivright (Scotland, career 1900–1914), Colin Meads (New Zealand, career 1955–1973), Gerard Cholley (France, career 1965–1980[?]), Jamie Cudmore (Canada, career 2003–17), Jacques Burger (Namibia, career 2005–17), Jerry Collins (New Zealand, career 1999–2015), Wayne ‘Buck’ Shelford (New Zealand, career 1975–1993), Peter Clohessy (Ireland, career 1987–2002), Alain Estève (France, career 1964–1980), Trevor Brennan (Ireland, career 1991–2007), Norm Hadley (Canada, career 1984–1996[?]), Johan le Roux (South Africa, career 1980–1996), Paddy Mayne (Ireland, career 1931–1939), Brian Thomas (Wales, career 1961–64), Charlie Faulkner (Wales, career 1975–1979), Bobby Windsor (Wales, career 1973–79).

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