Heineken Rugby Book of the Year 2019

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  • Shortlisted
    The Last Amateurs

    In 1999, Ulster – whose squad included builders, students and lorry drivers, as well as professional players – overcame the odds to become the first Irish champions of Europe. The Last Amateurs tells the story of how the team went, in just fourteen mon …

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    The Jersey

    With a better winning record than any other sports team in history, the All Blacks stand head and shoulders above their nearest rugby rivals, and go to the 2019 World Cup as back-to-back World Champions. How did a country of just 4.8 million people con …

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    Sevens Heaven

    In summer 2013 Ben Ryan is given 20 minutes to decide whether he wants to coach Fiji’s rugby sevens team. He says yes, and with that simple word sets in motion an extraordinary journey that will end in Rio with a performance that not only wins Olympic …

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    Rugby: Talking a Good Game

    The autobiography of legendary rugby commentator Ian Robertson, who joined the BBC during the golden age of radio broadcasting and was given a crash course in the art of sports commentary from some of the greatest names ever to sit behind a microphone. …

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    My Name’5 Doddie

    My Name’5 DODDIE  is the extraordinary and moving autobiography of rugby legend, Doddie Weir. Packed with anecdotes and laughter from his playing career and a life well lived, it’s also the poignant story of the challenges he now faces following his MN …

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    Ivon

    The year is 2144, and the world is powered by sport – politically and practically. Each community owes its prosperity or otherwise to the success of its teams and athletes. A person’s class is determined by their aptitude for sport. Once their useful l …

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