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Rugby's Greatest Characters

Rugby's Greatest Characters (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Griffiths, John

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There's an old joke about rugby players and oddballs. However, there certainly have been quite a few of them playing rugby in the history of the game. And not just oddballs, there's been pitbulls, quiet men, iron men, and unsung heroes. And you can meet them all in this quirky co...llection of the famous and infamous of the game. Characters include Wilfred Wooller, who, playing in the '30s, was described as a 'juggernaut, leaving a trail of prostrate figures in his wake.' Then there was Gordon Brown (not the PM), known as 'Broonie' but also as the baby-faced assassin when he first entered the Scottish team in 1696. Right up to Sir Clive Woodward who transformed the England side from amateur to professional - a man who knew his own mind, but didn't seem to sure about anyone else's. Using extensive research author John Griffiths wins bonus points for a funny, fascinating, remarkable collection of the good, the bad and the ugly, of the scrums, forwards, fly halfs, flankers and dummy passers. A great gift book for all rugby fans. John Griffiths is the author of six books on rugby and for many years co-edited Rothmans Rugby Yearbook and the IRB's Rugby Yearbook.
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ISBN 9781906779153
Released AU 1 Oct 2009
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781906779153
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Imprint JR Books Ltd
Released 1 Oct 2009
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Griffiths, John
Category Rugby Union
Sport
Rugby and Rugby League
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 796.3330922
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Ball Games: Field & Outdoor
ONIX Text General/trade

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