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Behind the Dragon: Playing Rugby for Wales

Behind the Dragon: Playing Rugby for Wales (EPUB ebook)

By Harries, Ross

'Punchy, revelatory, irresistible. Gorge yourself on a history of Welsh rugby like you've never read before' - Rugby World'A tremendous book. What an array of fantastic characters and insights . . . both laugh out loud and poignant' - Tom English, BBC SPORT'An epic story, reveale...d by the words of the men who created legends in the Welsh jersey' - Stephen Jones, The Sunday Times'No country can have endured as volcanic a love affair with one sport as the Welsh and rugby union, a passion still going strong after almost 140 years. No code of football can have had quite as many colourful characters in its dramatis personae and in telling their stories, Ross Harries has written a history book like no other' - Peter Jackson, JOURNALIST AND BROADCASTERFrom the first Test match in the 1881 all the way through to the 2019 Grand Slam, this is the story of Welsh rugby - told in the players' words. Based on a combination of painstaking research into the early years of the Wales team to interviews with a vast array of Test match players and coaches from the Second World War to the present day, Ross Harries delves to the very heart of what it means to play for Wales, painting a unique and utterly compelling picture of the game in the only words that can truly do so: the players' own. Behind the Dragon lifts the lid on what it means to pull on the famous red shirt in the fire and fury of Test match rugby - the trials and tribulations behind the scenes, the glory, the honour and the drama on the field, and the heart-warming tales of friendship off it.Absorbing, illuminating, hilarious and poignant, this is the ultimate history of Welsh rugby - told by the men who have been there and done it.
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ISBN 9781788851077
Published 13 Jun 2019
Publisher Birlinn
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Series Behind the Jersey Series

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ISBN-13 9781788851077
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Birlinn
Imprint Arena Sport
Released 13 Jun 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Harries, Ross
Series Behind the Jersey Series
Category Sports & Outdoor Recreation
Sports Teams & Clubs
Rugby Union
Number of Pages 778
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 796.33309429
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Rugby Union football - History - Wales, Rugby Union football - Tournaments - History, Rugby football teams - History - Wales, Rugby Union football players - History - Wales
NBS Text Ball Games: Field & Outdoor
ONIX Text General/trade