Book Review

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DVD Review – Living with the Lions

PERHAPS, IN 1997, rugby players thought documentaries like this were simply part and parcel of professionalism. What is certain is that all players love watching this classic DVD and that…

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Rugby book Review – Once We Were Lions

THE LATE Clem Thomas and his son Greg produced what most regard as the best Lions history yet published. But proving that you can’t have too much of a good…

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Rugby Book Review – Just For Kicks by Kenny Logan

WHEN KENNY Logan decided to publish his autobiography, he wanted a ghostwriter who didn’t know him and so would have no preconceptions. He chose The Observer’s Michael Aylwin and it’s…

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The best British Rugby Books of 2010

The British Sports Book Awards, encompassing the best in British and Irish sports literature over the past 12 months, take place in London on 9 May. Six titles are competing…

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Rugby Book Review – Behind the Thistle

You always sensed that Scottish rugby was the most true-blue amateur of all, and this weighty book of nearly 500 pages does nothing to disaffirm that view. The authors interview…

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Rugby Book Review – We Could Be Heroes

NOT MANY people know this but the inaugural World Ubogu Championships took place in a London pub last year. The competition involves saying the word ‘Ubogu’ – as in the…

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Rugby Book Review – Rugby in the 19th Century

The Armchair Zone with Alan Pearey – Deputy Editor There have been some cracking rugby history books down the years, but never have we been treated to rugby writing by…

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Rugby Book Review – Lansdowne Road

In truth, Lansdowne Road’s history is rather more impressive than the dilapidated stadium that was demolished in 2006 to make way for the shiny new Aviva Stadium. Yet when the…