The Essential History of Rugy Union England by Ian Malin & John Griffiths lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Headline, 2003, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables;
From the cover: In 1871 two 20-a-side teams from England and Scotland played the first rugby union international in Edinburgh. A game that was born on the playing fields of public schools in those countries was soon to be unleashed on to the wider world.
Today the sport has a worldwide popularity and would be unrecognisable to its Victorian founders. England is, in the twenty-first century, one of the powerhouses of rugby union and, following in the steps of those early innovators, has produced some of its most important figures. From Adrian Stoop, the fly-half who changed the concept of back play, to Wavell Wakefield, the great Corinthian captain of the 1920s, and the dashing 1930s hero Prince Obolensky.
In the new century Englands elite players, such as Martin Johnson and Jonny Wilkinson, are a different breed, professional athletes recognised beyond the boundaries of the sport. But what has not changed is that England, as they were back in 1871, are forever involved in epic games and remain the team their rivals most want to beat.
Introduction by: Bill Beaumont
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a short tear to the bottom corner of the lower panel. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.
Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 335 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Sport Rugby category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!