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Politically incorrect: The autobiography

Politically incorrect: The autobiography (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By de Villiers, Peter
By Rich, Gavin

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Throughout his tenure as the first black Springbok coach, Peter de Villiers was in the news, and not always for the right reasons. His battle to be accepted and respected by the rugby fraternity started from the moment his appointment was announced, when his new boss admitted tha...t De Villiers had got the job for reasons 'other than only rugby'. In his four years as Bok coach, De Villiers experienced huge successes -- a series win over the British & Irish Lions and a Tri Nations trophy -- but he also suffered the ignominy of coming last in the Tri Nations and seeing his World Cup dream shattered by the controversial officiating of referee Bryce Lawrence. In addition, his outspoken nature and colourful application of the metaphor alternately amused and horrified South African rugby fans, and his close relationship with his senior players begged the question: Who was coaching whom? Now, in his autobiography, De Villiers answers this question and addresses many more: How he managed to progress from the dusty streets of Paarl as a rugby-mad youngster to the highest job in South African rugby; why his employers tried to manipulate him but failed; why he stuck with John Smit as captain in the 2011 Rugby World Cup; and where his passion for rugby will lead him next. If rugby fans thought they knew Peter de Villiers before reading this book, they will think differently afterwards.
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ISBN 9781770224216
Released AU 15 Aug 2012
Publisher Publishers Distribution Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Title is temporarily out of stock

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ISBN-13 9781770224216
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Publishers Distribution Ltd
Imprint Zebra Press
Released 15 Aug 2012
Publication Country South Africa South Africa
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By de Villiers, Peter
By Rich, Gavin
Category Biography & Autobiography: Sport
Sports Training & Coaching
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 230mm
Dewey Code 796.3338092
Weight 370g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Springboks (Rugby team), Rugby football - South Africa, De Villiers, Peter, Rugby football coaches - South Africa
NBS Text Autobiography: Sport
ONIX Text General/trade