Behind the Scrum

Behind the Scrum : The Autobiography

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At the age of 22, Kyran Bracken made his England debut in the toughest imaginable circumstances, taking on the formidable All Blacks. From the start he was targeted by the opposition, but he battled on through the painful knocks to help his side to a rare victory. Things didn't get any easier in the rest of his career. For years, he was competing with first Dewi Morris and then Matt Dawson for England's No 9 shirt, yet still he managed to win 51 caps. But that was not his most difficult battle: there were chronic back problems that put him out of the game for months on end, and psychological demons that had a huge impact on his life. Bracken's story is not a simple one of games played and victories won; it is a moving account of one man's struggle with himself, brilliantly told by one of rugby's most intelligent and charming characters. It is more than a rugby story, but a tale of triumph over adversity that can appeal far beyond the rugby market.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 156 x 236 x 38mm | 657.72g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 16 Colour Photo\Illu(s)
  • 0752868446
  • 9780752868448
  • 2,120,625

About Kyran Bracken

Kyran Bracken made his debut as England scrum-half against New Zealand in 1993, and went on to win 51 caps, three as captain. He was part of the Grand Slam sides in 1995 and 2003, and played in England's World Cup-winning campaign in 2003. He has played his club rugby for Bristol and Saracens.show more

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'This is far and away the best autobiography to hit the bookshops for quite some time. It is thoughtful, thought-provoking and thoroughly entertaining; well-written and with an original approach. It cannot be recommended highly enough.' THE INDEPENDENT '...intelligent, interesting and surprising enjoyable autobiography.' LADSMAGshow more

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