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The Hurt

The Hurt (Hardback)

By Hartley, Dylan

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    1 Dec 20

Rugby is great for the soul, but terrible for the body. Dylan Hartley came to England, on his own, at 16, to build a life and learn the dark arts of front row play. Fourteen years later, Eddie Jones named him captain of England for his first Six Nations as England coach - and the...y won the Grand Slam. Jones and Hartley forged an unusually close coach-captain relationship. But when a persistent injury kept Hartley out of action in the run-up to the 2019 World Cup, his dream of leading England on the biggest stage was shattered. In Body and Soul, Hartley tells a story of hard men and harsh truths. This is rugby in the raw, a unique insight into the price of sporting obsession. Hartley addresses the modern scourge of mental illness in the game, an issue associated with ever-increasing physical and psychological demands on international players. He describes with brutal clarity the terrifying uncertainty of persistent concussion, and the fear of the long-term damage caused by a game he fell in love with as a boy in rural New Zealand. Dylan Hartley has survived old-school brawls, and thrived in the high pressure, high performance culture created by Eddie Jones. His honesty and insight into leadership reveals him as an occasionally bad boy with consistently good intentions. Body and Soul shows us his life and his sport, warts and all.
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ISBN 9780241348956
Released AU 1 Dec 2020
Publisher Penguin
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780241348956
Stock Release date is 1 December 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Viking
Released 1 Dec 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Hartley, Dylan
Category Biography & Autobiography: Sport
Coping With Illness
Sports Training & Coaching
Sports Psychology
Rugby Union
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 32mm
Dewey Code 796.333092
Weight 592g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Rugby Union football players - Biography - England, Rugby football injuries
NBS Text Autobiography: Sport
ONIX Text General/trade