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            New Zealand Rugby Companion: All You Need to Know About the Greatest Rugby Team in the World
               

            New Zealand Rugby Companion: All You Need to Know About the Greatest Rugby Team in the World (Paperback)

            By Lorimer, Kate

            • RRP: $29.99
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            • Pub Date
              4 Apr 20

            The New Zealand All Blacks are one of the most recognisable and formidable teams on the world sporting stage. They are the record setters, the keepers of tradition, and the icons of the game of Rugby Union. They have been the benchmark for skill and execution ever since the oval ...shaped ball first arrived on New Zealand's shores, and are a team the rest of the world aspire to beat. They also hold the most victories of any Test nation, and the best win percentage overall, and can proudly stand shoulder to shoulder alongside some of the greatest sporting teams in the world of any code.Much has been written about the All Blacks and their legacy, but in this one book you get the full picture the Tests, the players, the results and the history - recollecting those memorable moments and marvelling at the exploits of some of world-famous All Blacks. From the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987, when it was still an amateur game, through to their record-breaking exploits in 2016 at the height of professionalism, the All Blacks have enjoyed one of the highest levels of sporting success in the world. But the modern era is not the whole story.The New Zealand Rugby Companion fills in the essential gaps, provides the historic context and completes the total picture for all rugby lovers. Up to including the 2019.
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            ISBN 9781760790707
            Published AU 4 Apr 2020
            Publisher New Holland Publishers
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            A Complete History of Rugby World Cup
             

            A Complete History of Rugby World Cup (Paperback)

            By Peatey, Lance; Foreword by Eales, John

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            From modest beginnings in 1987, the Rugby World Cup now has the alluring aura that inspires everything a rugby country can muster. It is all or nothing, and their goal is plain and simple.

            ISBN 9781742578484
            Published AU 1 Dec 2015
            Publisher New Holland Publishers
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            Tasman Cup 1964-1975: A Celebration of Australian and New Zealand Motor Sport's Greatest Era
              

            Tasman Cup 1964-1975: A Celebration of Australian and New Zealand Motor Sport's Greatest Era (Hardback)

            By Loxley, Tony

            • RRP: $168.99
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            The Tasman Cup, a celebration of Australian and New Zealand Motor Sport's Greatest Era... and the book that's taken nearly 3 years to compile. 500 pages hardbound, over 900 hi-quality images and 40 'first person' memories from many of the greatest drivers in world motor racing h...istory, makes this book a treasure-trove for any motor sport fan. Forewords by Sir Jack Brabham, Sir Jackie Stewart and Warwick Brown.
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            ISBN 9780980858969
            Published AU 15 Aug 2015
            Publisher Full Throttle Publishing
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            Phar Lap: The Story of Australia's Greatest Ever Racehorse

            Phar Lap: The Story of Australia's Greatest Ever Racehorse (Paperback)

            By Armstrong, Geoff; Thompson, Peter

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            Phar Lap remains our greatest, most controversial and most iconic racehorse. In this revised and updated edition, the authors compare Phar Lap and Winx, the two Immortals, from every angle, setting up the ultimate match race.

            ISBN 9780994500892
            Published AU 29 Oct 2019
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            The Cave: The Inside Story of the Amazing Thai Cave Rescue

            The Cave: The Inside Story of the Amazing Thai Cave Rescue (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cochrane, Liam

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            Twelve boys and one coach; ten kilometres of tunnels; one huge rescue effort. When a team of soccer players from the Wild Boar Academy Football Club - a scrappy club of undocumented migrants and outcasts - became stranded behind rising water in a labyrinthine Thai cave system, th...ey set in train a drama that would captivate the world. Nine days later, still trapped in the dark without food, and with only water leaking through the walls to drink, their survival seemed unlikely. Yet against the odds a team of determined divers traversed floodwaters and narrow cave-ways to locate the boys - alive and hopeful. And so began one of the most daring rescues the world has seen. ABC foreign correspondent Liam Cochrane was on the ground as the dramatic events unfolded. Using his local knowledge and firsthand connections, he puts us at the centre of the story, as we witness the boys' agonising wait, the divers' battle against muddy currents, the race to pump out flooded caves, and the work of the often-quirky international experts who flew in to help. He also reveals un-reported or little-known information about the families; the background politics; the near misses and tragedies; the burn-out; the triumph; and what the future holds for a bunch of children and their coach - whose fun excursion after soccer practice turned suddenly deadly.
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            ISBN 9780733340130
            Published AU 7 Dec 2018
            Publisher ABC Books
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            Life As I Know It: The bestselling book, now a major film 'Ride Like a Girl'

            Life As I Know It: The bestselling book, now a major film 'Ride Like a Girl' (Paperback)

            By Payne, Michelle; Harms, John

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            In Life As I Know It, Michelle Payne tells her deeply moving story. Michelle was put on a horse aged four. At five years old her dream was to win the Melbourne Cup, and at thirty she rode into history as the first female jockey to win the Cup.

            ISBN 9780522876024
            Published AU 6 Aug 2019
            Publisher Melbourne University Press
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            6-copy counterpack - Auckland Walks: The Full-Colour Guide to Over 40 Fantastic Walks
              

            6-copy counterpack - Auckland Walks: The Full-Colour Guide to Over 40 Fantastic Walks (Paperback)

            By Fitter, Julian

            • RRP: $29.99
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            Detailed descriptions, clear directions and colour maps help the reader explore Auckland's parks, bushland, coast and beaches, rivers and most interesting urban areas.

            ISBN 9781921874581
            Published AU 15 Apr 2012
            Publisher Woodslane Pty Ltd
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Surfari
              

            Surfari (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Baker, Tim

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            All surfers dream of shedding responsibilities and answering the siren song of the ocean swells. For most, it is an ideal that recedes as age advances - as family, career and provider commitments overwhelm the wanderlust of youth. But what if you could defy the slow march of age?... Shelve all your worldly pressures, pack up the family and a few trusty surfboards and hit the open road for the Great Australian surfing road trip? Best-selling surf writer Tim Baker is doing just that. Inspired by the dreams of his youth, and in the face of looming middle-age, Baker is embarking on the Big Lap, with his wife Kirsten and two children, Vivi, 8, and Alex, 4. Starting in late January 2011, the family will set out from their home in Currumbin, Queensland, heading south down the east coast. Over the next six to eight months, they will circumnavigate the country, as Baker documents the state of surf culture and our coastline, and the array of colourful characters encountered along the way. Surfari Highway will evoke all the magic and charm, the challenges and perils of the Australian coastline and the curious variety of human sub-species who inhabit it. The result will be a lively, colourful handbook on how to trade your life for another variety, the delights and dangers that lay in wait for those who dare to chase their dreams, and how a family of four survive six months on the road in the close quarters of a four-wheel drive and a caravan. It is a story for anyone who has ever dreamed of an alternative to the busy, micro-scheduled existence of work, school, shopping and housework. It offers vindication for all those Sea Changers and Baby Boomers, mature age longboarders and carefree beachcombers who have heeded the surf's call. And it will provide an inspirational text for every bored office worker, desperate housewife or unfulfilled suburban dad who senses there has to be another way.
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            ISBN 9781864712124
            Published AU 1 Nov 2011
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Never Say Die: The Hundred-Year Overnight Success of Australian Women's Football

            Never Say Die: The Hundred-Year Overnight Success of Australian Women's Football (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Crawford, Fiona; McGowan, Lee

            • RRP: $32.99
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            Australian women's football rides high on the sporting landscape now, but this book shows that success has been one-hundred years in the making. It shares stories of triumph in the face of overwhelming odds, and tales of heartbreak and obstacles that seem insurmountable. But it i...s also about community, endurance and collective success.
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            ISBN 9781742236667
            Published AU 1 Nov 2019
            Publisher NewSouth Publishing
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            Barty: Power and Glory

            Barty: Power and Glory (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Reed, Ron

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            For a variety of reasons, Australian sport needed an uplifting, inspirational, feel-good story in 2019. The year was only little more than half over before one had well and truly arrived a" one of the best ever, in fact. Tennis star Ashleigh Barty captured the publicas imaginat...ion and admiration by not only winning a major tournament for the first time, the French Open, and ascending to the world No 1 ranking, the fi rst Australian woman to do so for 46 years, but by the humble, modest, gracious and yet iron-willed and fiercely focussed way she went about it. In all she did, she was the defi nition of the word classy. In short, she made Australia proud. Among those watching intently was one of Australiaas most experienced and respected sportswriters, Ron Reed, who decided that Bartyas breakthrough into the very top echelons of one of the nationas favourite sports needed to be recorded in forensic detail a" the wins, the quotes, the processes, the reactions of others, the team behind her, the background and the many reasons why she is such a true-blue Australian that she could never be mistaken for any other nationality. Barty: Power and Glory is the result. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Ron Reedas 50-plus years in sports journalism include decades as a columnist and feature writer for Australiaas biggest-selling daily newspaper, the Herald Sun, as well as two stints as Sports Editor of that paperas predecessor, The Herald, and one as Editor of the old Sporting Globe. His work has earned many awards and accolades, including Australian sportswriter of the year and a lifetime achievement award from Sport Australia, formerly the Australian Sports Commission. He has covered most of the worldas major sports events a" many of them multiple times a" in more than 30 countries, and is a tennis aficionado, having been a fi xture at the Australian Open as well as many Davis Cup ties. He is the author of the only book ever written about the legendary Frank Sedgman, Game Se
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            ISBN 9781925927214
            Published AU 8 Nov 2019
            Publisher Wilkinson Publishing
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