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Machete and the Ghost: The true story behind the men behind the myth
 

Machete and the Ghost: The true story behind the men behind the myth (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Griffin, James
By Kightley, Oscar

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Lelei Lelei Jnr (aka Machete) and Neil Turnbull (aka The Ghost) came from very different backgrounds but when they eventually found each other they became the 2nd five/centre combination that ruled world rugby. On the pitch they were an unorthodox and mostly unstoppable team. On ...their day, when they were on the same wavelength, they were world beaters and very possibly the two best All Blacks ever to play in their positions. Then there were the days - on and off the pitch - when they were like fire and ice. Theirs was a passionate friendship/kinship/borderline love affair. Sometimes they were of one mind, other times they would do things so stupid it was like they had only one mind between them. Needless to say, trouble had a way of finding them, following them and even moving in to the spare room for a while. Machete & The Ghost is the book that charts the careers of the two greatest All Blacks who never existed. It chronicles their mythical on-field achievements; tells invented stories about the behind-the-scenes goings on of professional rugby; and also makes up their troubles and triumphs off the field, in their tabloid-worthy private lives. This is the book that takes all the tropes you've read in every other rugby biography and twists and turns them for shameless comedic benefit. Machete & The Ghost - totally made up, but by people who know and love the game of rugby enough to make all the bullshit sound entirely plausible.
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ISBN 9781988516646
Published NZ 8 Aug 2019
Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781988516646
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
Imprint Upstart Press Ltd
Published 8 Aug 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Griffin, James
By Kightley, Oscar
Category Biography & Autobiography: Sport
Sports & Outdoor Recreation
Sports Teams & Clubs
Rugby Union
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 148mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 796.3330922
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Rugby Union football players - Fiction - New Zealand, Rugby Union football - Fiction
NBS Text Biography: Sport
ONIX Text General/trade

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