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Rugby s Strangest Matches

Author : John Griffiths
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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.

Tennis s Strangest Matches

Author : Peter Seddon
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In this hugely entertaining collection of stories taken from over a hundred years of world tennis history, award-winning sports historian Peter Seddon has gathered together the most extraordinary events ever to occur on a tennis court. They include the Wimbledon final between the tea-drinking vicar and a convicted murderer, and the Match of the Century between the Women s Libber and the Male Chauvinist Pig . There are matches played on board ship and on the wings of an airborne plane, a game played in full regimental dress, and meet the player who rated himself so highly he played an entire match while carrying someone piggy-back . The stories in this book are bizarre, fascinating, hilarious, and, most importantly, true. Revised, redesigned and updated for a new generation of tennis fanatics, this book is a unique look at the curiosities of an endlessly popular sport, revealing the strawberries and cream game as you ve never seen it before.

Cricket s Strangest Matches

Author : Andrew Ward
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Cricket s Strangest Tales is a fascinating collection of cricketing weirdness and there s a lot of it to choose from! Within these pages you ll find a game that was played on ice, meet a plague of flying ants who failed to dampen players enthusiasm, and examples of the grand old tradition of one-armed teams versus one-legged teams. The stories in this book are bizarre, fascinating, hilarious, and, most importantly, true. Fully revised, redesigned and updated with a selection of new material for 2016, this book is the perfect gift for the cricket fanatic in your life.

Football s Strangest Matches

Author : Andrew Ward
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It s a funny old game. The world s favourite sport has certainly given us its fair share of strange moments, and this absorbing collection gathers together the best of them, from more than a century of the beautiful game. From Blackburn Rovers one-man team to Wilfred Minter s seven-goal haul in which he still ended up on the losing side, here are goals and gaffes galore drawn from all levels of the footballing world, whether high-profile internationals or the lowest tiers of domestic football. The stories in this book are bizarre, fascinating, hilarious, and, most importantly, true. Revised, redesigned and updated for a new generation of football fanatics, this book is the perfect gift for the soccer obsessive in your life.

English Rugby 101

Author : John Griffiths
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English Rugby 101 is a compendium of fascinating facts, stats, stories, personalities and trivia – perfect for all fans of English rugby. From the very first Test match against Scotland in 1871 all the way through to the present day, England’s rich rugby history is distilled into 101 facts, stats and stories. This entertaining volume is an instructive, if sometimes irreverent - but always affectionate - guide to some of the groundbreaking firsts, controversies, innovations, characters, achievements and disasters that have taken place at Twickenham and around the world. Whether an expert or a novice, this is the perfect companion for those who follow the exploits of the red-rose warriors on the field and love to bask in light of their glorious (and sometimes inglorious) past.

The Marlburian

Author : Marlborough coll
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Welsh Rugby 101

Author : John Griffiths
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Welsh Rugby 101 is a compendium of fascinating facts, stats, stories, personalities and trivia - perfect for all fans of Welsh rugby. From the very first Test match against England in 1881 all the way through to the present day, Welsh rugby’s rich history is distilled into 101 facts, stats and stories. This entertaining volume is an instructive, if sometimes irreverent – but always affectionate – guide to some of the groundbreaking firsts, controversies, innovations, characters, achievements and disasters that have taken place in the Principality over the years. Whether an expert or a novice, this is the perfect companion for those who follow Wales’s exploits on the field and love to bask in the light of its glorious (and sometimes inglorious) past.

A Newspaper History of South Africa

Author : Vic Alhadeff
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Athletics and Football

Author : Montague Shearman
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The Meteor Ed by members of Rugby school

Author : Rugby sch
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Rugby in South Africa

Author : Paul Dobson
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The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
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Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes

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Rugby union yearbook

Author : MICK. CLEARY
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Rugby s Greatest Characters

Author : John Griffiths
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There’s an old joke about rugby players and oddballs. However, there certainly have been quite a few of them playing rugby in the history of the game. And not just oddballs, there’s been pitbulls, quiet men, iron men, and unsung heroes. And you can meet them all in this quirky collection of the famous and infamous of the game. Characters include Wilfred Wooller, who, playing in the ‘30s, was described as a ‘juggernaut, leaving a trail of prostrate figures in his wake.’ Then there was Gordon Brown (not the PM), known as ‘Broonie’ but also as the baby-faced assassin when he first entered the Scottish team in 1696. Right up to Sir Clive Woodward who transformed the England side from amateur to professional – a man who knew his own mind, but didn’t seem to sure about anyone else’s. Using extensive research author John Griffiths wins bonus points for a funny, fascinating, remarkable collection of the good, the bad and the ugly, of the scrums, forwards, fly halfs, flankers and dummy passers. A great gift book for all rugby fans. John Griffiths is the author of six books on rugby and for many years co-edited Rothmans Rugby Yearbook and the IRB's Rugby Yearbook.

The World of Rugby

Author : John Reason
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The Victoria History of the County of Warwick Warwickshire

Author : Herbert Arthur Doubleday
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Football

Author : Francis Marshall
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This book lends a fantastic comprehensive overview of the game of rugby—from its conception to the development of the unions and leagues and the culture and history of teams in various places. The author also explains the differing rules and cultures of metropolitan and different counties' rugby practice.

World Rugby

Author : Mark Ryan
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Packed with information on the greatest games and moments, memorable defeats, legendary players and headline-grabbing events from around the globe and throughout history ... Divided into five geographical chapters covering the main areas in which rugby is played- Oceania, Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia- the reader can get a feel for the triumphs and styles of those regions. Within the chapters the entries are presented chronologically from rugby's beginnings in the late nineteenth century right up to the dynamic game of the new millennium. A select number of rugby league entries are also included.

1995 Rugby World Cup Review

Author : Paul Dobson
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