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Entertaining - not at all boring - really enjoyed it
on 11 November 2011
Having read "Year of the Tiger" by Moody I did wonder what else he'd have to say and I was slightly concerned that "My Life in Rugby" would be the same story but shaken up a bit. It's not. Lewis is amusing, candid and honest throughout this book and he talks openly about a career which has seen him reach the pinnacle of professional rugby union. I was completely unaware, until I'd read this, that Lewis has an embarrassing, serious, bowel condition and now I cringe when I remember some of the huge tackles I've seen him put in, and take, through the years but that just shows his dedication and the level of his professionalism. This guy has done it all and has had a career that would leave most young rugby professionals drooling, Leicester Tigers, Bath, England and Lions, but what comes over in My Life in Rugby is Lewis as a person rather than just another rugby player. There's a real sense of warmth and comedy in this book but the core of it reveals an exceptional young man with steely determination, ambition and boundless talent. Thoroughly enjoyed it.