A Miscellany of Rugby's World Cup will transport you directly into the thrilling history of the greatest event in global rugby union. Here's a treasure trove of insider facts, fantastic feats, firsts and lasts, records and stats - covering every nation and every star player to have made their mark in a tournament now watched by 120 million fans worldwide. John White leads you through all the highs and lows and unforgettable moments from Rugby World Cup's 1995 inception, ushering in the sport's professional era, right through to Japan 2019 and the competition's ninth edition. Relive the greatest games and the finest individual performances. Compile your own Rugby World Cup Fantasy XV. Recall the captains, the record try scorers, the youngest and oldest, the longest drop goals and the strangest conversions. And every time you discover an elusive nugget and say to yourself, 'I never knew that,' rest assured John will soon enlighten you with a follow-up to leave you even more amazed. To the victor go the spoils!
No city in England can match Gloucester’s passion for the game of rugby. The streets are festooned in cherry and white on match days and that famous cry of ‘Glaw . . . sterrr’ can be heard far beyond the club’s Kingsholm ground. This book illustrates what makes Gloucester Rugby Club so special. It features revealing and humorous interviews with some of the greats (including, to name but a few, Mike Teague, Andy Deacon and Ian Smith), historical facts, trivia, stats and stories, told by those who pulled on that famous shirt. It recalls the great matches, the cup wins, the highs, and also some of the lows. This is a book that shows what it means to play for Gloucester, a club steeped in tradition, pride and sporting excellence.
England Rugby is buzzing in anticipation of the IRB Rugby World Cup 2015, which they are hosting. The England Rugby Miscellany, an official RFU publication, is a fun-packed volume, containing facts, stats, stories, biographies, histories, quotes, songs, and quizzes. Written by an author uniquely qualified on the subject having, in his youth, contested lineout balls with England World Cup-winning captain Martin Johnson, here are dozens of facts and stats on a multitude of subjects regarding England players, coaches, and tournaments. There are also biographies of players and coaches, tournament histories, quotes, songs, quizzes, and fantasy teams for England Rugby fans enjoy. The England Rugby Miscellany touches so many bases, but cannot be compartmentalized into any of them; instead it is the perfect stocking-filler or impulse purchase for anyone who has stood up and sung, "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot."
The Wigan Warriors Miscellany is the definitive set text for every fan of the world famous cherry and whites. packed with facts, fun, gossip, nostalgia and conjecture, it looks back over 138 years of glorious history to celebrate the personalities, victories and controversies of the sport’s biggest name. Handily pocket-sized to pull out in the middle of those pub arguments over who was the fastest, dirtiest or biggest, this book will not only tell you who scored the most tries, kicked the most goals or won the most trophies, but also who earned the most red cards, did best on Every Second Counts and broke cricketer David Boon’s record for beer consumption on a flight to Australia. Put down your pie and pick up a copy.
Schott's Almanac redefines the traditional almanac to present a record of the year just past and a guide to the year come. It is designed to be a practical and entertaining annual volume that tells the real stories of the year, from the opening of the New Wembley stadium to the announcement of the next prime minister, and from the release of the Iranian hostages to the publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Section headings are- Chronicle; World; Society & Health; Sci, Tech, Net; Celebrity & Media; Music & Cinema; Books & Arts; Travel & Leisure; Money; Parliament & Politics; The Establishment; Sport; Ephemerides. In an age when information is plentiful but selection is rare, Schott's Almanac offers both the essential facts and the lucid analysis, combining the authority and accuracy of the Economist with the wit and vitality of Have I Got News for You.
Fully revised and updated new edition of the bestselling Official England Rugby Miscellany. Packed with stats, lists, quotes, anecdotes and tables from the rich history of England rugby, the book includes more than 25 percent new material, including the 2007 World Cup and Jonny Wilkinson becoming the highest Test points scorer of all time. Featuring a stylish quarter-bound cover adorned with the famous English rose, The Official England Rugby Miscellany is fully endorsed by the RFU.
The Leeds Rhinos Miscellany - a book like no other, packed with facts, stats, trivia, stories and legends. If you want to know the record crowd for a home game, the record appearance holder or longest-serving player, look no further; this is the book you've been waiting for. From record try-scorers to record defeats - it's all here. Full of humour, quotes, anecdotes and more.
The St Helens Miscellany is the definitive set text for every fan of the world famous Saints. Packed with facts, fun, gossip, nostalgia and conjecture, it looks back the club’s glorious history to celebrate the personalities, victories and controversies of one of the sport’s biggest names. Handily pocket-sized to pull out in the middle of those pub arguments over who was the fastest, dirtiest or biggest, this book will not only tell you who scored the most tries, kicked the most goals or won the most trophies, but also well-known events are covered as are some priceless trivia gems - who can claim to have known the club was played its first game against a hospital team, or that the club’s original colours were blue and white stripes or even that Knowsley Road has hosted football and been used as a film set? Find out all this and more in The St Helens Miscellany.
Hugely popular miscellany format book packed with stats, anecdotes, quotes, lists and general quirk from the rich history of Irish rugby union. Publication coincides with a boom period in Irish rugby as the best team in decades heads to the World Cup with genuine hope. With a foreword by Keith Wood.
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
Compiled in the same style as the annual The Top Ten of Everything, this book offers a complete guide to sport's world beaters and record breakers, for fans of all ages. As well as hundreds of Top Ten lists, the book contains Did You Know features and quotes.