Rugby Book of the Year

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  • NoBorders

    Winner
    No Borders: Playing Rugby for Ireland by Tom English

    From Jack Kyle’s immortals to Brian O’Driscoll’s golden generation, this is the story of Irish rugby told in the players’ words. Celebrated rugby writer Tom English embarks on a pilgrimage through the four provinces to reveal the fascinating and illumi …

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  • 9780750964227

    Shortlisted
    After the Final Whistle by Stephen Cooper

    Rugby players were amongst the first to volunteer in August 1914. They led from the front and paid a disproportionate price. When Armistice came after four long years, rugby – with its values of teamwork, respect and discipline forged and tested in war …

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  • ironcurtain

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    The Iron Curtain – My Rugby Journey from League to Union by Phil Larder with Nicholas Bishop

    The Iron Curtain tells the story of rugby pioneer Phil Larder, the first coach to break through the hidden wall between rugby league and union. The journey starts with Phil’s upbringing as a player, takes in the 80s rugby league revolution he sparked a …

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  • 9781848272163

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    Man and Ball by Stephen Ferris

    As hard-hitting, pacy and entertaining an autobiography as you would expect from a giant of Ulster and Ireland rugby. ‘When I came into the Ulster team,’ Stephen Ferris says with typical candour, ‘we were crap’. It was, however, preferable to his day j …

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  • 9781472231079 (1)

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    Bomb: My Autobiography by Adam Jones

    A hugely entertaining career autobiography from a true legend of Welsh rugby, and a genuine cult figure.

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  • 9781408831571

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    The Oval World by Tony Collins

    Rugby has always been a sport with as much drama off the field as on it. For every thrilling last-minute Jonny Wilkinson drop-goal to win the World Cup or Jonah Lomu rampage down the touchline for a try, there has been a split, a feud or a controversy. …

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