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Rugby Folklore

Rugby Folklore



Price: $39.99
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Title: Rugby Folklore
Author: Matt Elliott

From superstitions to send-offs, All Blacks nick-names to world cup drama: Rugby Folklore is a miscellany of stories, quotes, and facts that made New Zealand rugby. New Zealand has played, celebrated and commemorated rugby like no other country. We took to the game in extraordinary numbers in the late nineteenth century, with hundreds of clubs being formed around the country. It was a game that could be played by those of all physiques and all occupations. It became a sport in which names like Grizz, Gizza, Guzzler, Spooky, Curly, Rimu, Offside Mac and the Paekakariki Express made us feared and revered as the greatest rugby nation on earth. Rugby Folklore is a book about how matches are won and lost, rivalries built and legends made. Games like the 'umbrella test', final score 0-0; wind at Athletic Park so bad that Don Clarke watched a ball kicked for touch sail back over his head and across the dead-ball line; a game played in fog so thick it was like 'like watching a stage show with the curtain down'. From the earliest days of club-rugby through to the modern-day All Blacks, this collection of strange facts, unforgettable quotes and tall tales will you leave you laughing, crying, disbelieving, and looking upon our national game with pure unbridled pride. 'Remember that rugby is a team game; all 14 of you make sure you pass the ball to Jonah.' - Fax to the All Blacks during the 1995 RWC

Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781775541462
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
Year: 2019



     
 
 

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