Springbok Rugby — An Illustrated History by Chris Greyvenstein

Published by New Holland, 1995, Hardback in Dust Wrapper. 1st Ed.

Condition: Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Heavy knock to the top edge of the upper board. Text complete, clean and tight.

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First in this edition. [First: as ‘Springbok Saga — A Complete History from 1891’ by Sable Media, Cape Town, 1995] Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: South Africas rugby history is an integral part of the nations heritage. More than 100 years of triumph and defeat, achievement and disappointment, have gone into the forging of a tradition of which the green-and-gold Springbok jersey is the proud symbol.

Ingeniously combining more than 400 photographs many of them rare and sourced from all over the world with a wealth of factual information and countless anecdotes about the sport and the men who played it, Springbok Rugby An Illustrated History is the most comprehensive book yet published on rugby football in South Africa.

From the infant days of rugby in South Africa, and through the years of war, both on home soil and internationally, and the era of South Africas isolation from world rugby events, up to Rugby World Cup 1995, when the Springboks once again took their rightful place as part of a proud sporting ethos, this volume tells the stories of the mighty men of yesterday and todays heroes. Great matches and moments dominate, but the trials and tribulations of the men who made South African rugby great also take a part, in a book that tells the tale of South African rugby, warts and all.

In Springbok Rugby An Illustrated History, Chris Greyvenstein has offered a unique and lasting monument to all those men who have played for South Africa.

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