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              Ordinary Joe
               

              Ordinary Joe (Hardback)

              By Schmidt, Joe

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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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              Colombia Es Pasion!: The Generation of Racing Cyclists Who Changed Their Nation and the Tour de France
               

              Colombia Es Pasion!: The Generation of Racing Cyclists Who Changed Their Nation and the Tour de France (Hardback)

              By Rendell, Matt

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              • Pub Date
                19 Mar 20

              From the prize-winning cycling writer Matt Rendell comes a book on the incredible rise of Colombian cycling

              ISBN 9781474609715
              Released NZ 19 Mar 2020
              Publisher Orion Publishing
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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
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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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              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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              Life with Sir Alex: A Fan's Story of Ferguson's 25 Years at Manchester United
               

              Life with Sir Alex: A Fan's Story of Ferguson's 25 Years at Manchester United (Paperback)

              By Tidey, Will

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              Sir Alex Ferguson celebrates 25 years in charge of Manchester United in November 2011. Life with Sir Alex tells the story of his managerial reign from the point of view of a supporter - through the ups and downs and the creation of three hugely successful teams.

              ISBN 9781408149515
              Released NZ 1 Jan 2012
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              My Autobiography
                

              My Autobiography (Hardback)

              By Best, Rory

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              • Pub Date
                5 Mar 20

              The fascinating autobiography of one of Ireland's best rugby players, Rory Best

              ISBN 9781529362404
              Released NZ 5 Mar 2020
              Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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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

              • RRP: $32.99
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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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              Machete and the Ghost: The true story behind the men behind the myth
               

              Machete and the Ghost: The true story behind the men behind the myth (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Griffin, James; Kightley, Oscar

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              Lelei Lelei Jnr (aka Machete) and Neil Turnbull (aka The Ghost) came from very different backgrounds but when they eventually found each other they became the 2nd five/centre combination that ruled world rugby. On the pitch they were an unorthodox and mostly unstoppable team. On ...their day, when they were on the same wavelength, they were world beaters and very possibly the two best All Blacks ever to play in their positions. Then there were the days - on and off the pitch - when they were like fire and ice. Theirs was a passionate friendship/kinship/borderline love affair. Sometimes they were of one mind, other times they would do things so stupid it was like they had only one mind between them. Needless to say, trouble had a way of finding them, following them and even moving in to the spare room for a while. Machete & The Ghost is the book that charts the careers of the two greatest All Blacks who never existed. It chronicles their mythical on-field achievements; tells invented stories about the behind-the-scenes goings on of professional rugby; and also makes up their troubles and triumphs off the field, in their tabloid-worthy private lives. This is the book that takes all the tropes you've read in every other rugby biography and twists and turns them for shameless comedic benefit. Machete & The Ghost - totally made up, but by people who know and love the game of rugby enough to make all the bullshit sound entirely plausible.
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              ISBN 9781988516646
              Published NZ 8 Aug 2019
              Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
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              Football Leaks: Uncovering the Dirty Deals Behind the Beautiful Game
               

              Football Leaks: Uncovering the Dirty Deals Behind the Beautiful Game (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

              By Buschmann, Rafael; Wulzinger, Michael

              • RRP: $22.99
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              • Internationally sourced

              In 2016, a whistle-blower known only as John started to leak top-secret files to German newspaper Der Spiegel that reveaedl the clandestine dealings of clubs, players. and agents at the highest echelons of international football. And the story they tell is astonishing.

              ISBN 9781783351411
              Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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