Winning! : The path to Rugby World Cup glory

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Winning! tells the story of the remarkable past six years - an unforgettable journey that began in September 1997 and took the team from the lower ranks of international first-class rugby to the top as World Cup Champions. Sir Clive Woodward and his team mounted a campaign of vast change, great learning, team building and clear vision to achieve their aim. 'We would question everything, change anything and leave no stone unturned,' he writes. WINNING! will talk about the team's journey of innovation and discovery and will reveal exactly how it happened, the fundamentals of their success and how these principles can be applied to any human endeavour. 'We changed the way we coached, the way we played and, of equal importance, how we operated off the field.' Bringing his business management skills to the game, Woodward simplified the entire approach to the structure of the team and created new management systems both on and off the pitch.

In an anecdotal style, Clive Woodward entertains and informs while he describes the thrilling build-up to England's World Cup triumph.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 144 x 204 x 34mm | 403g
  • Hodder Paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour and black and white photographs
  • 034083630X
  • 9780340836309
  • 140,470

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The best feature of the book is that the essential Woodward comes through so strongly. * The Sunday Times sports books of the year * Entertaining and informative. * The Sun * Very different to pretty much any sporting autobiography on the market... Fascinating. * Daily Express * To the hardened rugby fan, it is incisive and required reading. To anyone involved in sports coaching or administration, regardless of the sport or level of competition, 'Winning!' is essential reading. * Yorkshire Post * There is much more to the man than single-minded determination. * Sunday Telegraph * His first day in the job of England coach is superbly described, and thereafter he is forever going the extra yard to make his team great. * The Sunday Times *
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About Clive Woodward

Clive Woodward was born in 1954. He was educated at HMS Conway in Anglesey and Loughborough University. He played rugby for Leicester, England and the Lions, and Manley in Australia. During his impressive business career Clive Woodward successfully coached Henley RFC, London Irish and Bath before being appointed the first National England coach. He lives in Berkshire with his wife and three children.
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