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World Rugby Records 2012 [Hardcover]

Chris Hawkes
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4 Aug 2011
There is no game on earth quite like rugby: steeped in tradition and supported with fervour, at its best it is a heady mix of brutal physical confrontation, terrifying tackles, deft handling skills, searing pace, pinpoint kicking and a gentlemanly handshake at the end of an action-packed 80 minutes. The game has come a long way since the apocryphal moment in 1823 when William Webb Ellis is said to have picked up a ball and run with it on the playing fields of Rugby School. By 2011, and the seventh edition of the IRB Rugby World Cup, it had become one of the most contested and popular sports on the planet. "World Rugby Records 2012" is a unique celebration of rugby excellence, featuring not only a host of records from teams and tournaments around the world (in all the game's formats), but also the stories behind them and a series of potted biographies on some of the greatest players ever to have played the game. Whether you are an armchair fan or a Twickenham regular, it is essential reading for any student of the game.


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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd (4 Aug 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184732648X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847326485
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 28.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 294,748 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Chris Hawkes grew up following the Leicester Tigers and played rugby at junior county level before switching his attentions to cricket. He went on to play professional cricket for Leicestershire CCC, as well as sampling club cricket around the world, before moving into publishing. He was editor of the bestselling Cricketer's Who's Who annual for a number of years and has gone on to write a number of books, including, for Carlton, the Rugby World Cup Guide 2007. He lives in London.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Best buy 31 Jan 2012
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I was going to buy this book on the high street until I looked at amazon, best price for a great book. Bought it for my son for xmas as he loves eats and sleeps rugby. He loves it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good value for money 25 Nov 2012
By Sarah P
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Bought for my son who hasn't stopped reading it and quoting facts to me. Arrived in good time and well packaged.
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5.0 out of 5 stars if you love rugby but it 28 Oct 2012
Format:Hardcover
if you love rugby buy it as simple as that got all the facts and history really well laid out telling you about each team how many games they have had and won and lost most points buy one player the coaches every thing you want to now in this book and lots of pictures it has 224 pages well worth the price
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