Rugby Rivals

Rugby Rivals


  • Author : Mike Levitt
  • Publisher : James Lorimer & Company
  • Release Date : 2020-02-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781459414921


Rugby Rivals Book Description :

Sam's grandfather, Pops, always taught Sam that the most important aspects of rugby are sportsmanship and teamwork. Things are not great at home, with Pops having Alzheimer's and Sam's mother trying to make ends meet, but Sam's struggles really begin when his school is shut down and he transfers to Rosedale Heights. Sam feels like he's alone against the world trying to prove himself — and failing. He has trouble fitting in with the snobby Rosedale team, especially Bittner, who resents Sam's presence. In an act of retaliation, Sam breaks a teammate's nose, and he knows he's lost sight of what rugby is supposed to be about. When Sam scores the winning try in a game, he wonders if it was for his own glory or for the team. All seems lost when, set up b...

Rugby Rivals

Rugby Rivals


  • Author : Martyn Williams
  • Publisher : Accent Press Ltd
  • Release Date : 2011-03-03
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781907726651


Rugby Rivals Book Description :

In his 15-year career as one of the most popular figures in Welsh rugby, Martyn Williams has played against some of the giants of the sport. Known as ‘Nugget’ to the fans, Martyn has captained his country on many occasions and was a key player in two Welsh Grand Slam-winning campaigns. In Rugby Rivals he picks his personal top ten players from all the world rugby stars he’s ever played against. From Martin Johnson and Shane Williams to Jonah Lomu and Richie McCaw he gives an insight into what makes them tick and reveals what they are really like off the pitch. Rugby Rivals is a compelling read that will provoke debate among rugby fans and provide a great starting point to anyone interested in the game. Author Information Known as “Nugget”, ...

Rivals

Rivals


  • Author : Geoff Harvey
  • Publisher : Aesculus Press Ltd
  • Release Date : 2004-06
  • Genre: Soccer
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  • ISBN 10 : 190432813X


Rivals Book Description :

Rivals is both the ultimate directory of football derbies and a collection of the stats that 'really matter' for the English League Clubs. Forget the dry and oft-quoted football facts, 'Rivals' arms the reader with a completely new set of fan-based stats. Find out which club has the highest 'nutter rating' (arrests per 1,000 attendance), or the worst 'Your ground's too big for you' ranking! Which club offers their supporters the worst 'Fans' value-for-money' (admission price as a ratio of 5 year league position!) There are many intriguing, often funny, stories behind the web of little publicised, though frequently intense, rivalries between clubs and fans. With many contributions from supporters, the book examines the extraordinary cult of British Fo...

A Game That Forged Rivals

A Game That Forged Rivals


  • Author : Mark C. Bodanza
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2009-08
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781440156489


A Game That Forged Rivals Book Description :

From their founding, the Massachusetts communities of Leominster and Fitchburg have shared the same river. More than that, they have long shared a special football competition that has sometimes spilled beyond the field. Author and historian Mark Bodanza captures the human drama of one of the nation's oldest football rivalries; the high schools of Leominster and Fitchburg have met on the gridiron for 114 years. Compiled from newspaper articles, school yearbooks, game programs, eyewitness accounts, letters, photos, and archival records, he not only chronicles the development of football from its earliest days, but also tells the story of two communities that saw, in football, a way to grasp civic pride....

Rugby and the South African Nation
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Rugby and the South African Nation


  • Author : David Ross Black
  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 0719049326


Rugby and the South African Nation Book Description :

Conventional historical and political analyses of South Africa have frequently neglected the vital role of sport in general, and rugby in particular. This book fills the gap through a critical interpretation of rugby's role in the development of white society, its role in shaping significant social divisions, and its centrality to the apartheid era "power elite"....

Tackling Rugby Myths

Tackling Rugby Myths


  • Author : Greg Ryan
  • Publisher : Otago University Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015062834646


Tackling Rugby Myths Book Description :

The All Blacks failure to win the 2003 Rugby World Cup led many devotees of the New Zealand game to question old certainties and the current direction of the national game. Central to these debates has been a sense that the continuity and invincibility of New Zealand rugby has been somehow eroded, mirroring similar changes within society as a whole. Rugby and New Zealand identity have been bundled together for over a century, with both nation and game endowed with qualities of egalitarianism, innovation and rural pragmatism that have been useful on the world stage. The book tackles some of the myths surrounding this image of the game, disentangling assumptions from historical fact and coming up with some interesting angles on rugbys past....

Legends of Irish Rugby

Legends of Irish Rugby


  • Author : John Scally
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-04-13
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781780574639


Legends of Irish Rugby Book Description :

Based on exclusive interviews with 40 celebrated players, past and present, Legends of Irish Rugby is a veritable who's who of the sport. Immortals such as Jack Kyle, Willie John McBride, Tony Ward, Brian O'Driscoll, Gordon D'Arcy and Paul O'Connell bare their souls to reveal themselves as men of vision, passion and dedication - men who, through their glories, disappointments and dramatic deeds, have inspired others to realise their dreams. In this engrossing and entertaining account of the bittersweet history of Irish rugby, these powerful personalities offer startling insights into some of the sport's most controversial moments - from the assault on Ronan O'Gara during the 2001 Lions tour to Gary Ella's tenure as Leinster coach. They also express t...

Rivals

Rivals


  • Author : Richard O. Davies
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2010-01-28
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781444320817


Rivals Book Description :

Rivals! The Ten Greatest American Sports Rivalries of the 20th Century presents the most memorable rivalries in over a hundred years of American sports history. Examines ten of the greatest American sports rivalries of the past century, relating them to their broader historical context Includes the rivalries between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, Duke and North Carolina, Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova, and more Draws upon the most recent works of sport historians, as well as hundreds of books, articles, and newspaper accounts Reveals a deep understanding of American sports history and American popular culture Features 30 images that bring the rivalries vividly to life...