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One Chance : My Life and Rugby

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Josh Lewsey is a household name in English rugby. He has been a Rugby World Cup winner, part of the prestigious British Lions squad and a crucial member of the Wasps team, one of the most successful UK premiership rugby sides of the last 10 years. Not content with just being a rugby player, his life off the pitch has been equally impressive. He is a graduate in both Law and Physiology, a former Army Officer and an avid adventurer. This fascinating and humorous autobiography follows the highs and the lows that inevitably come from being at the top of a professional sport. His refreshingly honest approach means that he offers real insight into the personalities and attitudes that make up the rugby world, as well as the lessons that he has learnt along the way to reach the pinnacle of his game.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 24mm | 199.58g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2 x 8 page colour section
  • 0753515571
  • 9780753515570
  • 396,409

About Josh Lewsey

Owen Joshua Lewsey was born in 1976 in England, from Welsh blood. As well having been one of the world's best rugby players, he holds a Physiology degree from Bristol University, a postgraduate degree in Law and has served as a commissioned officer in the British Army. He left the military in 2002 to concentrate wholly on rugby, and was awarded an MBE one year later for his role in the triumphant 2003 World Cup. He retired from both club and international rugby in 2009.show more

Review quote

"Pound for pound, he may well be the best player in British rugby" * Jeremy Guscott, The Sunday Times * "His self-penned memoir - no ghost for him - contains shrewd analysis of the England set-up and its personalities ... Let's hope England don't live to regret the loss of this fighting spirit." * Independent on Sunday * "Very much his own man, he has dispensed with a 'ghost', backing himself to write an autobiography that is certainly engaging." * Rugby World * "A great book, especially because Josh has written it in his own words, just great" * Sir Clive Woodward *show more

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"A great book, especially because Josh has written it in his own words, just great"show more

Back cover copy

One Chance reveals the life and career of one of the most successful English rugby players of all time - Josh Lewsey. His experiences as a World Cup winner and crucial member of the victorious Wasps team of 2006/07, as well as having played for the prestigious British Lions, allow him to provide an eye-witness account of the trials and triumphs of a rugby professional. From fears of injury to holding aloft the World Cup trophy, Josh's account contains both elation and despair from his eventful career. Tracing his early life, his time spent in the army and in postgraduate study, and his love of adventure alongside his dazzling rugby career, Josh is frank and forthcoming about challenges on and off the pitch. His direct and honest approach means he offers real insight into the rugby world and beyond, as well as revealing what it takes to be the very best. 'Pound for pound, he may well be the best player in British rugby' Jeffrey Guscott, The Sunday Times 'A great book, especially because Josh has written it in his own words' Sir Clive Woodward 'Very much his own man, he has dispensed with a 'ghost', backing himself to write an autobiography that is certainly engaging.' Rugby Worldshow more

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24 ratings
3.45 out of 5 stars
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4 38% (9)
3 38% (9)
2 8% (2)
1 4% (1)
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