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The Jersey: The All Blacks: The Secrets Behind the World's Most Successful Team

The Jersey: The All Blacks: The Secrets Behind the World's Most Successful Team

The first ever account of how the New Zealand All Blacks have dominated the game of rugby, and what lessons we can learn from them about how to achieve excellence in all fields.

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ISBN 9781509856688
Barcode 9781509856688
Published 28 August 2018 by Pan Macmillan
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Bills, Peter
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ISBN-13 9781509856688
ISBN-10 1509856684
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Macmillan
Publication Date 28 August 2018
International Publication Date 23 August 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Bills, Peter
Category Biography & Autobiography: Sport
Management & Management Techniques
Advice On Careers & Achieving Success
Sports Psychology
Rugby Union
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 163mm
Height: 241mm
Spine: 39mm
Weight 673g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
Library of Congress Rugby football - New Zealand
NBS Text Biography: Sport
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 796.333650993
Catalogue Code 917089

Description of this Book

New Zealand rugby is a dynasty that has transcended all national barriers. As a culture and a model of how to play the game, be consistently successful yet do so with the essential trait of humility, world rugby has looked to the New Zealand model for guidance.Traditionally, the renowned All Blacks and those charged with guiding them have kept close to their chest the rules of engagement they live by and which have led them to three Rugby World Cups and the accolade of being probably the greatest team in the history of sport. As the build-up and planning began towards the Lions Series in 2017 and Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan, New Zealand Rugby agreed to open their doors to rugby writer Peter Bills to consider the reasons behind their dominance of the world game through the ages. Officials, coaches and players plus people involved in all elements of rugby right across New Zealand talked candidly to the author to outline views for their success. The Jersey will explore an extraordinary story with unprecedented access and insight.Through this book, for which Peter Bills has been given unprecedented access, readers, supporters and administrators of the game worldwide will understand some of the basic requirements and immense challenges required, not only to become No. 1 in the world but remain at the top consistently.The New Zealand All Blacks have set the bar as to how not only to play rugby, but play as a team while excelling at an individual level. The lessons to learnt from how they achieved such unprecedented continuous success is something that all of us, from every walk of life, can learn from.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Since playing their first Test match in 1903, the All Blacks have amassed numerous accolades and are considered one of the most prolific teams across any sport. The All Blacks are the first rugby team to win 500 Test matches and are the current Rugby World Cup champions, winning the title in 2011 and 2015, adding to the inaugural Cup they claimed in 1987. They have also won ten of the sixteen Tri-Nations trophies, five of the six Rugby Championships contested, and have most recently held the Bledisloe Cup for fourteen years (2003-2017). -- RugbyWorld.com Since October 2003, when World Rugby introduced a rankings system, the All Blacks have held the number one position for over 80% of the time. As of December 2017, the All Blacks have held the number one position since 2009. -- RugbyWorld.com The All Blacks are the most successful international men's rugby side of all time with a winning percentage of 77.21 over 566 Tests (1903-2017). -- RugbyWorld.com
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Peter Bills is a world-renowned rugby journalist who has reported and written on the sport for more than forty years. He was given unprecedented access to the All Blacks to research The Jersey.

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