Rugby Book of the Year

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  • thebattlepb

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    The Battle by Paul O'Connell

    There has never been a rugby player quite like Paul O’Connell. His name is synonymous with passion, heart and determination. But he is also the thinking man’s rugby player, a legendary student of the game. As the heartbeat of Munster, British and Irish …

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  • TerryDaviescover

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    Terry Davies: Wales’s First Superstar Fullback by Terry Davies with Geraint Thomas

    The remarkable life story of Wales and Lions rugby star Terry Davies, encompassing his childhood in Bynea, Llanelli, learning rugby in Stradey School, making his debut as a schoolboy for Swansea, entering the Royal Marines and winning his first cap bef …

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  • 9781909534629

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    Nunquam Dormio by Brendan Gallagher

    This lavish and richly illustrated official history of the Harlequin Football Club has been produced to celebrate the 150th anniversary of one of the world’s most famous rugby clubs. Nunquam Dormio – the club’s motto, ‘I Never Sleep’ – brings the rich …

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  • FrontUpRiseUp

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    Front Up, Rise Up by Gerry Thornley

    For years they were the Cinderella province, the poor relations and the weakest link in Irish rugby, the so-called Development Province, who had never won a senior trophy since their foundation in 1885. There had been the first green shoots of a revolu …

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  • MyLifeInRugby

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    Donal Lenihan: My Life in Rugby by Donal Lenihan

    As player, manager, and pundit, Donal Lenihan has seen it all in the world of rugby – and done much of it too. A victorious captain of Munster Junior and Senior Schools, he went on to skipper the Ireland team at the inaugural Rugby World Cup in New Zea …

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  • BehindtheSilverFern

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    Behind the Silver Fern by Tony Johnson & Lynn McConnell

    Go behind the scenes with the world’s most successful sports team. This is a complete history of rugby’s most famous yet enigmatic team, the New Zealand All Blacks, told by the men who have had the honour of wearing the iconic black jersey. From the le …

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