Rugby's Strangest Matches

Extraordinary but true stories from over a century of rugby

Author: John Griffiths

Publisher: Pavilion Books


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Rugby fans will delight in this astonishing collection of outlandish stories from the past 150 years of the game. Here you’ll find, among many other curious events, the Irish international who arranged his marriage in order to play against England, the team of top soccer players who beat their rugby counterparts at their own game, the day the entire Wales team was sent off, and when in an astonishing turn of events underdog Japan trimphed and beat South Africa (and who doesn't love an underdog). The tales in this book are bizarre, fascinating, and, most importantly, true. Revised, redesigned and updated for 2016, this book makes the perfect gift for the rugby obsessive in your life.

Cricket's Strangest Matches

Extraordinary but true stories from over a century of cricket

Author: Andrew Ward

Publisher: Pavilion Books


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

View: 257

A fascinating collection of true stories about cricket's oddest matches - ranging from the bizarre to the downright hilarious. Drawn from the lengthy annals of the game's history, Cricket's Strangest Matches is a must for all cricket enthusiasts and for anyone interested in the history of the sport.Other titles in the series: Football's Strangest Matches (9781907554087), Rugby's Strangest Matches (9781907554063) and Golf's Strangest Rounds (9781907554070).

The Chosen

The 50 Greatest Springboks of All Time

Author: Andy Colquhoun



Category: Rugby football players

Page: 256

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American History

Author: Thomas S. Kidd

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group


Category: History

Page: 368

View: 897

American History volume 2 gives a wide overview of America’s history from the end of the Civil War era, to the political and cultural struggles of contemporary times. Thomas S. Kidd employs lessons learned from his own scholarly expertise and history classes to weave together a compelling narrative of the defeats and triumphs that have defined the American national experience. Unlike many textbooks of modern American history, religion and faith remain central aspects of the book’s coverage, through present-day America. It gives detailed treatment of episodes such as America’s military conflicts, the Civil Rights movement, and the culture wars of the past half-century. Professor Kidd also considers the development of America’s obsession with entertainment, from the rise of the first movies, to the social media age. American History volume 2 will help students wrestle with the political and cultural changes that have dramatically transformed contemporary American life

The Story of an African Game

Author: André Odendaal

Publisher: New Africa Books


Category: Athletes, Black

Page: 367

View: 814

THE STORY OF AN AFRICAN GAME is a ground-breaking book, the first to cover in detail the history and experiences of black African cricketers in South Africa. It is long overdue, coming 195 years after the first recorded game of cricket in this country was played at the Green Point Common, Cape Town, in 1808. This is a book that will forever change the way we look at South Africa's cricket history and help us understand where the game is heading in the future.

The Literary World

A Monthly Review of Current Literature




Category: Literature


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