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Piri Weepu

Piri Weepu

Piri Weepu s story is one of the most fascinating New Zealand rugby stories ever told.

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ISBN 9781869712754
Barcode 9781869712754
Published 14 August 2012 by Hachette
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Weepu, Piri
By Kidd, Heather
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ISBN-13 9781869712754
ISBN-10 1869712757
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Hachette
Imprint Hodder Moa
Publication Date 14 August 2012
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Weepu, Piri
By Kidd, Heather
Category Biography & Autobiography: Sport
Rugby Union
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 233mm
Spine: 21mm
Weight 370g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Rugby Union football players - New Zealand, Weepu, Piri
NBS Text Autobiography: Sport
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 796.333092
Catalogue Code 271530

Description of this Book

'I'm not a superhero, I don't wear my jocks over my jeans, I can't deflect lightning bolts with my hand and I'm not likely to be found rescuing damsels in distress - unless they happen to be my beloved daughters Kiera or Taylor.' And so begins Piri Weepu's biography. Debuting for the All Blacks at the tender age of 20, it has been a whirlwind eight years for Piri Weepu, leading up to that dramatic final whistle of the Rugby World Cup 2011 final. This biography is an insight into the life of a shy boy from Wainuiamata, who was moulded in the stronghold of rugby league, but broke free and became one of the most memorable All Blacks of his generation. The book includes a first-hand, blow by blow account of the World Cup and fascinating insights into the injuries that have plagued his career.

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Author's Bio

Heather Kidd is an experienced sports writer who currently edits New Zealand's premier golf magazine, The Cut. She has previously worked as assistant editor of Rugby News and wrote the bestselling biography of Gordon Tietjens, Titch.

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