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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read - short stories of Rugby through the ages
An entertaining book of funny short stories. The type of book that you can 'dip' into night after night.
Although meant for fans of the game, it can be enjoyed by non-rugby fans.
It starts from the early days of Rugby Union with the (dis) organisations trying to set up a world-wide game in the days when travelling was long and difficult. It takes us through to...
Published on 13 Dec 2001

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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting history, but slight dull anacdotes
I enjoyed this book. A number of the stories are interesting from a historical perspective. However it is a far from a complete history (it does not set out to be) and the stories themselves are often rather dull. The stories build up, and then you realise they go no further.
Still they certainly avoid hyperbol and I would recommend it to a big fan of Rugby Union (no...
Published on 11 Feb 2003 by Davy Steven Colin


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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read - short stories of Rugby through the ages, 13 Dec 2001
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An entertaining book of funny short stories. The type of book that you can 'dip' into night after night.
Although meant for fans of the game, it can be enjoyed by non-rugby fans.
It starts from the early days of Rugby Union with the (dis) organisations trying to set up a world-wide game in the days when travelling was long and difficult. It takes us through to the professional era with stories about the modern teams & players we all know.
We meet the "characters" of the rugby world throughout this book.
My personal favourite is the Scottish player who won his first cap just before going off to fight in WWII. After the war he was invited to play again - it was expected that he would have brought the jersey he had worn 6 years peviousily! (washed of course!)
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting history, but slight dull anacdotes, 11 Feb 2003
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Davy Steven Colin (Brussels, Belgium) - See all my reviews
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I enjoyed this book. A number of the stories are interesting from a historical perspective. However it is a far from a complete history (it does not set out to be) and the stories themselves are often rather dull. The stories build up, and then you realise they go no further.
Still they certainly avoid hyperbol and I would recommend it to a big fan of Rugby Union (no Rugby League at all).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Try and conversion, 12 July 2010
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M. R. Tilley "Mari" (Cymru) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Rugby's Strangest Matches: Extraordinary But True Stories from Over a Century of Rugby (Strangest) (Strangest Series) (Paperback)
Was full of fun, interesting anecdotes about the game. Especially enjoyed the Welsh rugby tales.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good present, 22 Jan 2014
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A nice little present for someone who enjoys Rugby. Small stories about 3 pages each so a book that can be picked up for small amounts of time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars rugbys strangest matches, 9 Jan 2014
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this was a Christmas present and the recipient thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks for your excellent service, it was stress free Christmas shopping
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5.0 out of 5 stars ., 31 Dec 2013
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This was a Christmas present for my rugby mad brother. I thought it was something different and sounded interesting, my brother is very happy, and has already begun to read it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rugby's Strangest Matches, 29 Dec 2013
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Bought as a Christmas Secret Santa for work. Recipient thought excellent, and would recommend to rugby followers, a good read. Thank You
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4.0 out of 5 stars Will make a lovely present, 3 Dec 2013
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Bought this as a Christmas present for my rugby loving dad. After skim reading a few pages I know he'll love it. You get to see the funnier side to the sport. Very happy with this product.
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5.0 out of 5 stars book, 25 Nov 2013
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Purchased as a Christmas present however we have already looked at the product and read some of the stories. Great for the person we brought it for
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4.0 out of 5 stars Rugby fan, 17 Nov 2013
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Bought as a stocking filler for my child who is a rugby fan and adores anything rugby. She will be happy with this.
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