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on 17 April 2013
As an insight into th complexities of modern day rugby this book was illuminating . It's written in a flowing style that captures the mood of the various component parts of the Welsh rugby team.
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on 2 June 2014
What a great idea to appoint an official poet for Welsh Rugby and publish his record of the experience - and what a change to read the words of a man of letters rather than a sporting hack.
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on 21 June 2014
As the wru gave access to the author to the team, management this book whilst very descriptive is pretty bland really. If you want to know what music gethin Jenkins listens too on the team bus or what the team has for dinner then this will be for you.if however you want a balanced view of the team and the wru then forget it. Particularly galling is the way CEO Dennis gethin is put on a pedastel with his appalling record with regional rugby.
I don't think in the hundreds of pages there's any criticism of anyone or anything in the book and consequently the worse for it.
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on 4 April 2016
A fab well written look into the soul of a rugby nation's heart. Well worth the time and a joy for anyone that loves all aspects of a sport and the passion fired up by it. It is a very human glance into the passion that drives individuals to be an extended team of players, management and stadium staff such as the kit man and groundsman. Read it, you'll love the journey to the core of the Welsh dragon!
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on 24 March 2013
As a Wales rugby supporter I bought this book not knowing what to expect. Any Wales fan would enjoy this story of the 2012 Grand Slam (even more so after the 2013 championship). I'd recommend this book to anyone wallowing in the glow of successive triumphs. Nowhere else can you get the intimate details from behind the scenes in the Wales camp or the background stories of so many involved in the Wales victory - from the groundsmen to the chairman to the physios to the coaches to the players .
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on 10 April 2013
A great book that captures the heart of Welsh rugby culture. An entertaining read full of passion from someone who clearly loves Wales and it's culture.
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on 26 June 2015
Not just about rugby but about the particular Welsh characters who have played and are playing top class rugby. It is a beautifully written book.
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on 10 May 2013
I really enjoyed reading this book. It offered a great insight into the Welsh teams preparations and rituals before their matches and followed them in intimate detail as they built momentum through the World Cup 2011 and into the Grand Slam 2012. It also focused on individual players and gave a glimpse of their back story and the sacrifices they made to get where they are.
The main focus of this book is around the 2012 Six Nations and how the campaign gathered pace off the back of the World Cup and into the first match in Dublin. The book takes you through a behind the scenes journey up to the culminating France match and spends time with everybody who made it possible including the groundsmen and the physio staff.
As an avid Welsh rugby fan, I found this book really interesting and having been at the France match, I found it particularly sentimental, especially the way the players journey to the ground on that day is described in such detail, it really bought back the emotions of the day.
The last segment of the book talks about the summer tour to Australia and rounds off a rollercoaster year for the players quite nicely. It is a nice account of a year in the life of the Wales Rugby team and I enjoyed reading it.
I would recommend this book to any fan of Wales and anyone who wants an insiders view of how the team function as players and as regular people.
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on 9 April 2015
Owen Sheers is one of my favourite young poets - a serious candidate to become Welsh Laureate when Gillian Clarke stands down.
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on 25 May 2013
for anybody interested in welsh rugby this book is a must. an inside look at the millennium, WRU and players. a fascinating read
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