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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 Nov 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 Nov 2020
            Publisher New Holland Publishers
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            Chasing a Rugby Dream: Book One: Kick Off
              

            Chasing a Rugby Dream: Book One: Kick Off (Paperback)

            By Hook, James; Brayley, David

            • RRP: $21.31
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            Small, skinny and short-sighted . . . and dazzlingly talented. Jimmy Johnson loves rugby. All he dreams about is one day playing for his country in a World Cup, or winning a Test series for the Lions with a last-minute drop-goal.

            ISBN 9780957507678
            Released AU 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age 13+ years
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            A Fan's Guide to World Rugby
              

            A Fan's Guide to World Rugby (Paperback)

            By Ford, Daniel; Hathaway, Adam

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            A guide to the best international rugby clubs and their home nations. From Scotland to New Zealand and Argentina to South Africa, it features entries on some of the world's greatest clubs and home stadia. It includes detailed information on the rugby culture and history of each c...ountry alongside key statistics about players and results.
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            ISBN 9781847738134
            Released AU 1 Jul 2011
            Publisher New Holland Publishers
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            Conversations with My Father: Jack Kyle
             

            Conversations with My Father: Jack Kyle (Paperback)

            By Kyle McGrath, Justine

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            'This man's worth and example rises far above the mere sports field...[he] could hardly fail to impress or inspire people of all ages' Alf McCreary, Belfast Telegraph

            ISBN 9781444797367
            Released AU 11 Aug 2015
            Publisher Hachette
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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

            • RRP: $77.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Oct 20

            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
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            Ordinary Joe
              

            Ordinary Joe (Paperback)

            By Schmidt, Joe

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            'He's a great coach. He lives and breathes the game. There's nothing he doesn't know.' Brian O'Driscoll 'The best coach Irish rugby - arguably Irish sport - has ever had' Malachy Clerkin, Irish Times In the autumn of 2010, a little-known New Zealander called Joe Schmidt took over... as head coach at Leinster. He had never been in charge of a professional team. After Leinster lost three of their first four games, a prominent Irish rugby pundit speculated that Schmidt had 'lost the dressing room'. Nine years on, Joe Schmidt has stepped down as Ireland coach having achieved success on a scale never before seen in Irish rugby. Two Heineken Cups in three seasons with Leinster. Three Six Nations championships in six seasons with Ireland, including the Grand Slam in 2018. And a host of firsts: the first Irish victory in South Africa; the first Irish defeat of the All Blacks, and then a second; and Ireland's first number 1 world ranking. Along the way, Schmidt became a byword for precision and focus in coaching, remarkable attention to detail and the highest of standards. But who is Joe Schmidt? In Ordinary Joe, Schmidt tells the story of his life and influences: the experiences and management ideas that made him the coach, and the man, that he is today. And his diaries of the 2018 Grand Slam and the 2019 Rugby World Cup provide a brilliantly intimate insight into the stresses and joys of coaching a national team in victory and defeat. From the small towns in New Zealand's North Island where he played barefoot rugby and jostled around the dinner table with seven siblings, to the training grounds and video rooms where he consistently kept his teams a step ahead of the opposition, Ordinary Joe reveals an ordinary man who has helped his teams to achieve extraordinary things. 'Rugby obsessives and amateur coaches will revel in the insight that Schmidt offers into his training methods, tactics and preparation ... Full of insight, emotion and considered analysis' Irish Daily Mail 'H
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            ISBN 9780241981092
            Released AU 10 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Hurt
              

            The Hurt (Hardback)

            By Hartley, Dylan

            • RRP: $39.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Dec 20

            Rugby is great for the soul, but terrible for the body. Dylan Hartley came to England, on his own, at 16, to build a life and learn the dark arts of front row play. Fourteen years later, Eddie Jones named him captain of England for his first Six Nations as England coach - and the...y won the Grand Slam. Jones and Hartley forged an unusually close coach-captain relationship. But when a persistent injury kept Hartley out of action in the run-up to the 2019 World Cup, his dream of leading England on the biggest stage was shattered. In Body and Soul, Hartley tells a story of hard men and harsh truths. This is rugby in the raw, a unique insight into the price of sporting obsession. Hartley addresses the modern scourge of mental illness in the game, an issue associated with ever-increasing physical and psychological demands on international players. He describes with brutal clarity the terrifying uncertainty of persistent concussion, and the fear of the long-term damage caused by a game he fell in love with as a boy in rural New Zealand. Dylan Hartley has survived old-school brawls, and thrived in the high pressure, high performance culture created by Eddie Jones. His honesty and insight into leadership reveals him as an occasionally bad boy with consistently good intentions. Body and Soul shows us his life and his sport, warts and all.
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            ISBN 9780241348956
            Released AU 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Open Side: The Official Autobiography
              

            Open Side: The Official Autobiography (Paperback)

            By Warburton, Sam

            • RRP: $24.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Oct 20

            'A terrific book. No one put their body on the line quite like Sam Warburton.' Brian O'Driscoll 'It was an absolute privilege to play against Sam. An inspiring leader with an equally inspiring story to tell.' Jonny Wilkinson

            ISBN 9780008336592
            Released AU 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            IRB World Rugby Yearbook
             

            IRB World Rugby Yearbook (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 5th edition)

            Edited by Griffiths, John

            • RRP: $34.99
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            The latest edition of the acclaimed IRB World Rugby Yearbook, the most comprehensive rugby yearbook on the planet. With 640 fully illustrated pages of features, stats and records from every major rugby playing nation, since being revived and revamped four years ago the IRB World ...Rugby Yearbook has become a 'must have' book for rugby followers.
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            ISBN 9781905326877
            Released AU 24 Oct 2010
            Publisher Publishers Distribution Ltd
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Know the Game: Complete skills: Rugby

            Know the Game: Complete skills: Rugby (Paperback)

            By Jones, Simon

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            A complete guide to rugby skills for players aged 7-10.

            ISBN 9781472919601
            Released AU 12 Mar 2015
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age Children
            Series Know the Game
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