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            Ordinary Joe
             

            Ordinary Joe (Hardback)

            By Schmidt, Joe

            • RRP: $50.00
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            'He's a great coach. He lives and breathes the game. There's nothing he doesn't know.' Brian O'Driscoll 'The best coach Irish rugby - arguably Irish sport - has ever had' Malachy Clerkin, Irish Times In the autumn of 2010, a little-known New Zealander called Joe Schmidt took over... as head coach at Leinster. He had never been in charge of a professional team. After Leinster lost three of their first four games, a prominent Irish rugby pundit speculated that Schmidt had 'lost the dressing room'. Nine years on, Joe Schmidt has stepped down as Ireland coach having achieved success on a scale never before seen in Irish rugby. Two Heineken Cups in three seasons with Leinster. Three Six Nations championships in six seasons with Ireland, including the Grand Slam in 2018. And a host of firsts: the first Irish victory in South Africa; the first Irish defeat of the All Blacks, and then a second; and Ireland's first number 1 world ranking. Along the way, Schmidt became a byword for precision and focus in coaching, remarkable attention to detail and the highest of standards. But who is Joe Schmidt? In Ordinary Joe, Schmidt tells the story of his life and influences: the experiences and management ideas that made him the coach, and the man, that he is today. And his diaries of the 2018 Grand Slam and the 2019 Rugby World Cup provide a brilliantly intimate insight into the stresses and joys of coaching a national team in victory and defeat. From the small towns in New Zealand's North Island where he played barefoot rugby and jostled around the dinner table with seven siblings, to the training grounds and video rooms where he consistently kept his teams a step ahead of the opposition, Ordinary Joe reveals an ordinary man who has helped his teams to achieve extraordinary things.
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            ISBN 9781844884094
            Released NZ 21 Nov 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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            LeBron, Inc.: The Making of a Billion-Dollar Athlete

            LeBron, Inc.: The Making of a Billion-Dollar Athlete (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Windhorst, Brian

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            From the New York Times bestselling author of Return of the King comes the story of LeBron James's incredible transformation from basketball star to sports and business mogul.

            ISBN 9781472132444
            Released NZ 6 Aug 2019
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Official History of the FIFA Women's World Cup: The story of women's football from 1881 to the present
             

            The Official History of the FIFA Women's World Cup: The story of women's football from 1881 to the present (Hardback)

            By World Football Museum, Fifa

            • RRP: $64.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Mar 20

            The Official History of the FIFA Women's World Cup is an authoritative and comprehensive review of the seven FIFA World Cup tournaments played since the inaugural tournament in 1991.

            ISBN 9781787393530
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher Welbeck Publishing Group
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            Our Blood is Green: The Springboks in their Own Words
             

            Our Blood is Green: The Springboks in their Own Words (Hardback)

            By Rich, Gavin

            • RRP: $47.99
            • $47.99
            • Pub Date
              1 Apr 20

            The leaping Springbok on the green jersey of South Africa is one of the most iconic emblems in world rugby. At the same time, no symbol in world sport has ever done so much to divide - and then unite - a nation. Respected by opponents and supported passionately by South Africans,... the Springboks have been a powerhouse rugby nation for over a century, yet the emblem that now sits alongside the Protea on the chests of the players was once a symbol of violent oppression in apartheid South Africa, the epitome of the white man's dominance over people of colour in the Republic. Told in the words of Springboks past and present, My Blood is Green explores what it means to play for South Africa - from schoolboy dreams to the sacrifices required to make it to the very top - as well as the myriad difficulties the players have faced over the years, from the horrors of apartheid through to the emerging rainbow nation in the 1990s and the multi-cultural team of today.
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            ISBN 9781909715820
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2020
            Publisher Birlinn General
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            Ordinary Joe
               

            Ordinary Joe (Paperback)

            By Schmidt, Joe

            • RRP: $29.50
            • $23.60
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            • Pub Date
              30 Apr 20

            'He's a great coach. He lives and breathes the game. There's nothing he doesn't know.' Brian O'Driscoll 'The best coach Irish rugby - arguably Irish sport - has ever had' Malachy Clerkin, Irish Times In the autumn of 2010, a little-known New Zealander called Joe Schmidt took over... as head coach at Leinster. He had never been in charge of a professional team. After Leinster lost three of their first four games, a prominent Irish rugby pundit speculated that Schmidt had 'lost the dressing room'. Nine years on, Joe Schmidt has stepped down as Ireland coach having achieved success on a scale never before seen in Irish rugby. Two Heineken Cups in three seasons with Leinster. Three Six Nations championships in six seasons with Ireland, including the Grand Slam in 2018. And a host of firsts: the first Irish victory in South Africa; the first Irish defeat of the All Blacks, and then a second; and Ireland's first number 1 world ranking. Along the way, Schmidt became a byword for precision and focus in coaching, remarkable attention to detail and the highest of standards. But who is Joe Schmidt? In Ordinary Joe, Schmidt tells the story of his life and influences: the experiences and management ideas that made him the coach, and the man, that he is today. And his diaries of the 2018 Grand Slam and the 2019 Rugby World Cup provide a brilliantly intimate insight into the stresses and joys of coaching a national team in victory and defeat. From the small towns in New Zealand's North Island where he played barefoot rugby and jostled around the dinner table with seven siblings, to the training grounds and video rooms where he consistently kept his teams a step ahead of the opposition, Ordinary Joe reveals an ordinary man who has helped his teams to achieve extraordinary things. 'Rugby obsessives and amateur coaches will revel in the insight that Schmidt offers into his training methods, tactics and preparation ... Full of insight, emotion and considered analysis' Irish Daily Mail 'H
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            ISBN 9780241981092
            Released NZ 30 Apr 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Ali s Utterly Unreliable Guide to the 2011 Rugby World Cup
               

            Ali s Utterly Unreliable Guide to the 2011 Rugby World Cup (Paperback)

            With Griffin, James

            • RRP: $44.99
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            The book will take a light-hearted look at the All Blacks squad members, all of the countries participating and will bring to light statistics that many players would have preferred never to have seen the light of day.

            ISBN 9781869712327
            Published NZ 12 Jul 2011
            Publisher Hachette
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Mana: Inside the All Blacks
              

            Mana: Inside the All Blacks (Hardback)

            Photographs by Danziger, Nick; By Kerr, James

            Photojournalist Nick Danziger and writer James Kerr have been granted unprecedented access to the All Black environment as the team builds towards the 2011 Rugby World Cup. The result is a landmark publishing event that looks at the men of the All Blacks and the land that they co...me from.
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            ISBN 9781869712211
            Published NZ 11 Nov 2010
            Publisher Hachette
            Interest Age 14+ years
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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

            • RRP: $28.00
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            A wonderfully entertaining history of the first twenty years of the rugby World Cup, charting the tournament's progress from amateur kick-about to one of the world's premier sporting events.

            ISBN 9781847390141
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2009
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Beneath the Surface
              

            Beneath the Surface (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

            By Trickett, Libby

            • RRP: $54.99
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            Australians know Libby Trickett as one of our golden girls of swimming. Winner of multiple Olympic gold medals and setter of world records, Libby wasn't just a champion, she was Australia's girl next door, the humble superstar from suburban Brisbane with the infectious grin and s...unny nature. Yet what we saw on the surface - the confidence, competitiveness and warmth that were her hallmarks - belied the very private battles she fought in her own head. Beneath the incredible achievements and that trademark smile, Libby suffered from crippling depression. During her swimming career she managed to keep her demons more or less at bay, but when an injury forced her to retire in 2013 Libby was suddenly thrust into an unfamiliar world. With few, if any, qualifications to handle it, her self-doubts began to overwhelm her. The birth of her first baby added further complications to her fragile mental health, and she suffered intense postnatal depression. When she finally recognised the depression for what it was, and sought help for it, it was a major turning point in her life.Libby's memoir is an extraordinarily candid, revealing and inspiring account of both her public life as one of our greatest swimming champions, and her struggle to overcome her mental health challenges.
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            ISBN 9780369328076
            Released NZ 29 Oct 2019
            Publisher Readhowyouwant
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            Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge
              

            Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge (Paperback)

            By Taylor, Amy

            • RRP: $35.00
            • $27.30
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            The essential guide for the ride of your life. A bike ride that began with 26 friends in 1977 is today New Zealand's premier cycling event. Covering a scenic course on 160 kilometres of sealed road around beautiful Lake Taupo, it caters for riders of all abilities, and attracts a...round 12,000 riders, with numbers increasing every year. In 2007 it was named one of the best rides in the world by the International Cycling Union, and became part of the prestigious international UCI Golden Bike series. The most popular challenge is the solo ride around the lake, but there are also 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-person relays, a 5-kilometre ride for children, and 2- and 4-lap endurance rides. Elite riders compete in the Avanti Classic. Whether you're riding for fun or competitively, this book contains all the information you'll need to prepare for the event and have a great ride on the day - including details of the course, suggestions as to gear, and training programmes for all levels.
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            ISBN 9780958291613
            Published NZ 15 Apr 2009
            Publisher Awa Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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