"The Treasures of Rugby Union" is a celebration of one of the world's oldest international team sports (pre-dating international football by a year). It covers the development of the game from the moment William Webb Ellis is reputed to have picked up a ball and run with it during a football match at Rugby School in 1823 to the ultra professional game of today and all that happened in between. It focuses on the sport's biggest nations, provides a history of some of rugby's quirkier aspects - such as the British and Irish Lions and Barbarians, includes a section on sevens rugby, and contains a report on every Rugby World Cup. Packed with never-before-published memorabilia, this book will be a worthy addition to the highly successful collection of Treasures books and will make essential reading for every rugby fan.
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Richard Bath is a freelance sports writer and editor and is the author of many sports books, including The Ultimate Encyclopaedia of Rugby (Carlton Books). He has appeared on radio and television as a pundit and lives in Scotland.
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Book Description Carlton Books Ltd, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 184732875X