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    Rugby's Greatest Characters (Paperback) By (author) John Griffiths

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    DescriptionThere'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.


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    Title
    Rugby's Greatest Characters
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Griffiths
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 274 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781906779153
    ISBN 10: 1906779155
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.1
    BIC E4L: SPO
    BIC subject category V2: WSJF1
    BISAC V2.8: SPO056000
    DC22: 796.3330922
    Thema V1.0: SFBT
    Publisher
    JR Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    JR Books Ltd
    Publication date
    25 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London