Book Review

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Rugby Book Review – Beware of the Dog

MAN OF extremes, and excess. Brian Moore celebrated the 1989 Lions win so hard that he got ridiculously drunk, made an Aussie guy ill through a drinking challenge, upset the…

after the lemons

Rugby Book Review – After the Lemons

SEVEN YEARS after the part-one Bath history Before the Lemons, we have the glory years, embracing a ten-year period when this remarkable small- city club – rugby’s version of Clough’s…

for the glory

Rugby Book Review – For the Glory

TWO YEARS ago we reported on the interwar USA rugby team, which won back-to-back Olympic gold medals despite the fact many of the team were strangers to the game, writes…

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Rugby Book Review – Captain in the Cauldron

THERE’S STILL a bit more petrol in his tank and John Smit hopes to make this year’s World Cup, which makes the timing of his autobiography surprising. Maybe he couldn’t…

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Rugby Book Review – Bobby Windsor: The Iron Duke

Rember Blackadder’s description of the magnum opus he wrote under a pseudonym? “A giant roller coaster of a novel in 400 sizzling chapters… with some hot gypsies thrown in”, etc.…

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Rugby DVD Review – The 1995 Rugby World Cup

Fifteen years of Heineken Cup rugby and 15 years, too, since South Africa beat a superior New Zealand side to win the third World Cup, writes Rugby World editor Alan…

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Rugby Book Review – Expert Guide to Sevens

Sevens coaching manuals are somewhat thin on the ground, partly because the majority of amateur players are happy to play the sport off the cuff. Colin Hillman, the policeman who…