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Kieran Read
 

Kieran Read (Hardback)

By Stevenson, Scotty

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Kieran Read first played for the All Blacks as a 23-year old in 2008 and since then has amassed more than a century of test appearances in the famous jersey. Now, after a stellar provincial, club, and international career - including back to back World Cup victories - the New Zea...land captain writes openly and honestly about his time in the game. Read takes to these pages with his trademark determination, lifting the lid on the unique pressures of succeeding as captain the most celebrated All Black of all time. He outlines the decisions that shaped his career and uncovers the skills of the coaches who shaped him, while offering readers an inside account of how the world's greatest team functions and thrives. A rugby player cannot reach the pinnacle of the sport without negotiating the many avenues of adversity on the roadmap to triumph. Read unpacks the emotional toll of injury and the ignominy of defeat, neatly illustrating the intense experience of representing a rugby-obsessed nation while delivering a masterclass in how manage the many demands on the mind and on the body. Forthright and frank, Read's well-respected views on the game and its future are a must-read for rugby fans, and his take on the myriad personalities and the peccadilloes of his teammates, coaches and opponents will be sure to surprise and delight. From the playing fields of Papakura to the world champion podium, Read has faced every challenge head on. His life story is no exception.
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ISBN 9781988516677
Published NZ 15 Nov 2019
Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781988516677
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
Imprint Mower
Published 15 Nov 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Stevenson, Scotty
Category Biography & Autobiography: Sport
Rugby football
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 328
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: Sport
ONIX Text General/trade

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