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The reduced history of rugby : the story of the XV-man game squeezed into 100 muddy minutes

By: Spragg, Iain Husband, Tony(Illustrated by)

0233001220 / 9780233001227
Laminated
796.3'33'09
06/02/2006
Stock expected by 27/11/2017
England
18 cm 128 p. : ill.
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A lot of rucking and mauling has gone on since William Webb Ellis first picked up the ball and ran, but this doughty little book heroically manages to capture the true essence of the daddy of all oval ball games in just 80 minutes (plus 20 minutes of overtime).

This is the story of rugby as never been told before: a jinking, weaving compilation of surreal match reports, spoof correspondence and quirky cartoons.

From the playing fields of Edwardian England's public schools to the canopied splendour of Cardiff's Millennium Stadium, the game's towering achievements, hilarious happenings and ludicrous coincidences are entertainingly recalled.

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WHX Humour collections & anthologies, WSJF Rugby football

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