The History of the Rugby World Cup


Author: Gerald Davies
Publisher: Viking Books
ISBN: 9780670041015
Category: Rugby Union football
Page: 379
View: 9320
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Examines the action-packed world of rugby - its history, great players, the best and worst moments seen at each World Cup. Packed with commentary, statistics and interviews with players, coaches, managers and pundits, this is the only book for the true rugby devotee. Foreword by John Eales.

Openside

My Journey to the Rugby World Cup
Author: David Pocock,Lance Peatey
Publisher: New Holland Publishers (UK)
ISBN: 9781742571782
Category: Rugby Union football
Page: 240
View: 2252
DOWNLOAD NOW »
As the runaway winner of the John Eales medal in 2010 and Australia's outstanding rugby test player after less than two years with the Wallabies, at 22 years of age David Pocock is the man everyone who knows Rugby is watching. Based on this spectacular rise and his incredible talent and drive, this book is David's insight into the world of Rugby. From his early days growing up in Zimbabwe, immigrating to Australia and playing for the Australian Schoolboys, his debut with Western Australia's The Force, to his call up to the Wallabies, he has won many honours in many games and is held in great esteem by fans and peers alike. In Road to the Rugby World Cup, David will share the life and times of a professional rugby player. It includes key tournaments in Rugby throughout 2011: Super Rugby, Tri-Nations, Bledisloe, as well as the highlight of the Rugby calendar - the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

The Rugby World Cup 2019 Book

Everything You Need to Know About the Rugby World Cup
Author: Graeme Copas
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport
ISBN: 1782554815
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 304
View: 1282
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Whether you are a newcomer to rugby union or a seasoned supporter, this comprehensive guide to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan will give you all the information and insight needed to understand and enjoy the third biggest sporting competition in the world. Written by sports journalist Graeme Copas, THE Rugby World Cup 2019 Book covers the history, build-up to, tournament schedule, and venues at this rugby union showcase, while also providing talking points, in-depth analysis, and insightful interviews. All 20 national teams participating in the Cup are analysed and assessed on their chances of winning the tournament, the star players are revealed, and the coaches' strategies are explained. In this book, you will also find thoroughly researched and detailed information on the host nation, Japan, the growing popularity of rugby there, how Japan won the right to host the first Rugby World Cup in Asia, and the potential threats to the event. With THE Rugby World Cup 2019 Book, you will know everything there is to know about the 2019 Rugby World Cup!

A Complete History of the Rugby World Cup

In Pursuit of Bill
Author: Lance Peatey
Publisher: New Holland Australia(AU)
ISBN: 9781780092195
Category: Rugby Union football
Page: 128
View: 6753
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The Rugby World Cup is a modern-day phenomenon. This title begins with a history of the game, from its beginnings at Rugby College, through the difficult transition from the amateur code to modern professionalism and breaks down each of the even packed tournaments that have taken place.

The Rugby World Cup

The Definitive Photographic History
Author: Brendan Gallagher
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472912640
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
View: 6116
DOWNLOAD NOW »
A visual history of rugby's greatest sporting event, this beautiful photographic book is a fascinating chronological exploration of the matches, teams, heroes and surrounding stories of the tournament. Each chapter covers a Rugby World Cup, starting with the inaugural competition in 1987 - in which New Zealand confirmed their status as the world's top rugby nation - to the historical 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa after the end of apartheid and the international sports boycott through England's fantastic win in 2003 breaking the southern hemisphere's dominance, up to the 2015 qualifiers. The book also looks ahead to Rugby World Cup 2019, with Japan as host city. Each photograph has been carefully selected to give a real glimpse into this great tournament. The ideal, collectable gift for any rugby fan, written by a rugby expert.

The Rugby World Cup 2011


Author: Jon Richards
Publisher: Wayland
ISBN: 9780750264754
Category: Rugby Union football
Page: 32
View: 995
DOWNLOAD NOW »
A comprehensive, full-colour guide to rugby union today.

In Pursuit of Bill

A Complete History of the Rugby World Cup
Author: Lance Peatey
Publisher: New Holland Publishers (UK)
ISBN: 9781742571911
Category: Rugby Union football
Page: 400
View: 5255
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The Rugby World Cup is a modern-day phenomenon, and now the third largest international sports event in the world - only eclipsed by the Olympic Games and the Football World Cup. In Pursuit of Bill describes the history of the game, from its beginnings at Rugby School in England to the founding of the modern game, and breaks down each tournament in which countries vie for global dominance to possess The Webb Ellis Cup - affectionately known as 'Bill' - and named after William Webb Ellis, a pupil at Rugby School. This up-to-the-minute second edition will include play-by-plays from the 2011 Rugby World Cup, as well as insights from administrators who shaped the game, anecdotes from legendary players and comprehensive statistics of every tournament played. Drawn from hundreds of interviews with key figures in the game, it is a book for newly initiated rugby fans and devotees of 'the game they play in heaven'. 2011 World Cup results also included.

The Rugby World Cup diaries

a referee's inside view
Author: Stuart Dickinson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 176
View: 6641
DOWNLOAD NOW »
"A day to day diary of the only Australian referee at the Rugby Union World Cup in France 2007. Match commentary, rugby laws and tactics, highs and lows." -- Provided by publisher.

Thirty Bullies

A History of the Rugby World Cup
Author: Alison Kervin
Publisher: Gardners Books
ISBN: 9781847390141
Category: History
Page: 416
View: 8726
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Since its inception in 1987 the rugby union World Cup has gone from being a cheerful, amateurish kickabout to one of the world's premier sporting events, third only to the football World Cup and the Olympics in terms of global reach. Along the way it has mirrored the sport's occasionally painful march into the professional era, with commensurate advances in the standard of play but also, some would argue, a loss of innocence as the marketing men have moved in on an increasingly lucrative property. But the competition is still -- mostly -- about the game itself. And THIRTY BULLIES is the real tale of the rugby World Cups -- the players' stories -- the funny, the irreverent, the real and the fascinating tale of the history of the competition from the perspective of those who took part. From the players who got drunk all the way through the 1987 World Cup to the high-level training programmes and sophisticated tactics of 2003 -- here is the full story. Written by one of the game's foremost insiders and observers THIRTY BULLIES is destined to become the definitive history.

The History of The Rugby World Cup


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781782814900
Category: World Cup (Rugby football)
Page: 164
View: 2053
DOWNLOAD NOW »


The Rugby World Cup 2019 Book

Everything You Need to Know about the Rugby World Cup
Author: Graeme Copas
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Media
ISBN: 9781782551744
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 280
View: 7319
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Whether the reader is a newcomer to rugby union or a seasoned supporter, this comprehensive guide to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan will provide him with all the information and insight needed to understand and enjoy the third biggest sporting competition in the world. Written by sports journalist Graeme Copas, THE Rugby World Cup 2019 Book covers history, buildup to, tournament schedule, and the venues at this rugby union showcase, while also providing talking points, in-depth analysis, and inciteful interviews. Also included are thoroughly researched chapters on the host nation, Japan, the growing popularity of rugby in the country, how they won the right to host the first Rugby World Cup in Asia, and the potential threats to the event. All 20 national teams involved are analyzed and assessed on their chances of winning the tournament, the star players are revealed, and the coaches' strategies are explained. With THE Rugby World Cup 2019 Book, the reader will know everything there is to know about the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Little Book of the Rugby World Cup

The Greatest Show on Earth
Author: G2 Entertainment
Publisher: G2 Entertainment
ISBN: 9781782815457
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 128
View: 1598
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The Rugby World Cup takes place in the UK in fall 2015 where the greatest rugby nations will gather to compete for the Webb Ellis trophy, currently held by New Zealand. This book looks at the history of the World Cup since its inception in 1987 with reviews of all of the tournaments, special features on the great matches and players that have appeared in 7 tournaments held to date. Illustrated throughout with colour photographs this is the perfect introduction to the Rugby World Cup and is a must for all rugby fans.

How to Watch the Rugby World Cup 2011


Author: Spiro Zavos
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781877551093
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 312
View: 7795
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Since the Rugby World Cup tournament began in 1987, its powerful players, speed-charged runs, soaring kicks, brutal scrums and controversial refereeing decisions have gripped billions of people around the world. In 2011, the tournament returns to its birthplace, New Zealand, where teams from 20 qualifying nations will battle to win rugby's most coveted prize. For players and coaches, this is the ultimate test. Will Robbie Deans bring the Wallabies to glory? Can Graham Henry's All Blacks break their 20-year jinx? Will reigning champions South Africa overcome a season of disasters, or England recapture the brilliance of its 2003 victory? Can France, Wales, Scotland or Ireland win for the first time? Will a newly emerging team such as Argentina shock the world? Zavos also unveils the inside stories and controversies surrounding all six Rugby World Cup tournaments to date. This is a book that thrills from start to finish.

The Complete Book of the Rugby World Cup 2007


Author: Ian Robertson
Publisher: Green Umbrella Publishing
ISBN: 9781905828296
Category: Rugby football
Page: 192
View: 2282
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This is a record of the Rugby World Cup 2007 in France. It includes profiles of the teams and star players, reviews of the big matches, statistics and all the results.

The Rugby World in the Professional Era


Author: John Nauright,Tony Collins
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317215257
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 190
View: 9456
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Twenty years of professionalism has seen rugby union undergo dramatic transformations, from changes to everyday training cultures to the growth of the Rugby World Cup into one of the largest global sporting events. The Rugby World in the Professional Era is the first book to examine the effect that professionalism has had across a number of different aspects of the game and the wider socio-cultural significance of these changes through case studies from across the globe. Drawing on contributions from scholars from across the rugby-playing world, the book explores the role of rugby's professionalisation through a number of social-scientific lenses, including: labour migration race and indigenous populations the globalisation of the game mega-event management male sexualities media representations of rugby - from broadcasting matches to rugby in museums and on stage and screen Offering insights into under-researched areas of the sport, such as the growth of Rugby Sevens into an Olympic sport, and providing the most up-to-date recent history of the sport available, The Rugby World in the Professional Era is essential reading for anyone with an academic interest in rugby, and any student or scholar with interests in sports history, sports sociology, sport management or the economics of professional sport.

Watching the Rugby World Cup


Author: Spiro Bernard Zavos
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780958262934
Category: Rugby Union football
Page: 264
View: 7425
DOWNLOAD NOW »
From 7 September - 20 October 2007, 20 rugby-playing nations will take to the field to contest rugby's most coveted prize. In this sensational new book, acclaimed rugby writer Spiro Zavos writes about the events that have taken the Rugby World Cup from a pipedream to one of the world's three top sporting contests - and gives a unique insight into what is likely to happen in this, the most thrilling contest yet.

Making the Rugby World

Race, Gender, Commerce
Author: Timothy J.L. Chandler,John Nauright
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135227225
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
View: 2700
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This book explores the expansion of rugby from its imperial and amateur upper-class white male core into other contexts throughout the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The development of rugby in the racially divided communities of the setter empire and how this was viewed are explored initially. Then the editors turn to four case studies of rugby's expansion beyond the bounds of the British Empire (France, Italy, Japan and the USA). The role of women in rugby is examined and the subsequent development of women's rugby as one of the fastest growing sports for women in Europe, North America and Australasia in the 1980s and 1990s. The final section analyses the impact of commercialisation, professionalisation and media on rugby and the impact on the historic rugby culture linked to an ethos of amateurism.