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Behind the Thistle: Playing Rugby for Scotland

Behind the Thistle: Playing Rugby for Scotland (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

By Barnes, David
By Burns, Peter
By Griffiths, John

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Based on exclusive interviews with players past and present, this account provides unique insight into the drama and emotion of representing Scotland in the most rarefied of environments: test match rugby. Drawing out innumerable humorous anecdotes and heart-warming memories from... Russell Bruce and Frank Coutts in the 1940s as well as present-day players, these interviews uncover the heart and soul of Scottish rugby and recount the ecstasy of victory and the despair of defeat. From the tension before kickoff to the tumultuous heat of battle and the hijinks thereafter, this is the story of what it is like to play for Scotland, the sacrifices and joys experienced by those who have shed blood, sweat, and tears in pursuit of glory in the international jersey. Absorbing, illuminating, and compelling, this is a must-have for all rugby supporters who have dreamed of playing for Scotland.
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ISBN 9781909715035
Released AU 1 May 2016
Publisher Birlinn General
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
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Series Behind the Jersey Series
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ISBN-13 9781909715035
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Birlinn General
Imprint Arena Sport
Released 1 May 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Barnes, David
By Burns, Peter
By Griffiths, John
Series Behind the Jersey Series
Category History of Specific Subjects
Sports & Outdoor Recreation
Rugby Union
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 796.33309411
Weight 905g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Rugby Union football - Scotland, Rugby Union football - History - Scotland, Rugby Union football players - Interviews - Scotland
NBS Text Ball Games: Field & Outdoor
ONIX Text General/trade

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