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Thirty Bullies: A History of the Rugby World Cup

Thirty Bullies: A History of the Rugby World Cup (Paperback)

By Kervin, Alison

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Since its inception in 1987 the rugby union World Cup has gone from being a cheerful, amateurish kickabout to one of the world's premier sporting events, third only to the football World Cup and the Olympics in terms of global reach. Along the way it has mirrored the sport's occa...sionally painful march into the professional era, with commensurate advances in the standard of play but also, some would argue, a loss of innocence as the marketing men have moved in on an increasingly lucrative property. But the competition is still -- mostly -- about the game itself. And THIRTY BULLIES is the real tale of the rugby World Cups -- the players' stories -- the funny, the irreverent, the real and the fascinating tale of the history of the competition from the perspective of those who took part. From the players who got drunk all the way through the 1987 World Cup to the high-level training programmes and sophisticated tactics of 2003 -- here is the full story. Written by one of the game's foremost insiders and observers THIRTY BULLIES is destined to become the definitive history.
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ISBN 9781847390141
Released NZ 1 Mar 2009
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781847390141
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Imprint Simon & Schuster Ltd
Released 1 Mar 2009
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Kervin, Alison
Category Award Winning
History of Specific Subjects
Sporting Events, Tours & Organisations
Rugby football
Award Winning Adult's Titles
Number of Pages 416
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 26mm
Dewey Code 796.33365
Weight 310g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text Ball Games: Field & Outdoor
ONIX Text General/trade