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Our Blood is Green: The Springboks in their Own Words

Our Blood is Green: The Springboks in their Own Words (Hardback)

By Rich, Gavin

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The leaping Springbok on the green jersey of South Africa is one of the most iconic emblems in world rugby. At the same time, no symbol in world sport has ever done so much to divide - and then unite - a nation. Respected by opponents and supported passionately by South Africans,... the Springboks have been a powerhouse rugby nation for over a century, yet the emblem that now sits alongside the Protea on the chests of the players was once a symbol of violent oppression in apartheid South Africa, the epitome of the white man's dominance over people of colour in the Republic. Told in the words of Springboks past and present, My Blood is Green explores what it means to play for South Africa - from schoolboy dreams to the sacrifices required to make it to the very top - as well as the myriad difficulties the players have faced over the years, from the horrors of apartheid through to the emerging rainbow nation in the 1990s and the multi-cultural team of today.
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ISBN 9781909715820
Released AU 1 Oct 2020
Publisher Birlinn General
Format Hardback
Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days

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ISBN-13 9781909715820
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Birlinn General
Imprint Polaris
Released 1 Oct 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Rich, Gavin
Category History of Specific Subjects
Sports & Outdoor Recreation
Sports Teams & Clubs
Rugby Union
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 35mm
Dewey Code 796.333650968
Weight 625g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Rugby Union football - South Africa
NBS Text Ball Games: Field & Outdoor
ONIX Text General/trade