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The Red The White

Author : Huw Richards
ISBN : 9781781313589
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In every Five Nations D and now Six Nations Ð season the real showdown is always that between England and Wales: Wales with its history of playing the finest rugby of all the home nations, England with its enviable strength in depth and forward muscle. Whether in the vast bowl of Twickenham or the cauldron of the Millennium Stadium every year is a sell-out long in advance. Over the years there have been innumerable epic encounters. In the seventies Wales dominated with Barry John, Gareth Edwards at scrum-half and JPR Williams at full back, but England had the blistering running of David Duckham with his blond hair flying. The eighties and nineties saw some incendiary encounters with Paul Ringer and Wade Dooley both involved in high-profile punch-ups, but also England re-establishing dominance and Bill Beaumont and then Will Carling. But the decade ended at Wembley with Scott GibbsÕs dramatic last-minute swallow-dive to snatch victory for Wales. More recently Wales have come back with new stars like Gavin Henson and Shane Williams after years of powerhouse England forward play had held sway. Huw Richards has talked to many veterans of these matches, as well as to present players and administrators to tells the whole history of Wales v England at rugby: a contest that is a clash of cultures and histories as well as a titanic sporting occasion. Huw Richards is rugby correspondent of the Financial Times.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Dragons And All Blacks

Author : Huw Richards
ISBN : 9781780574851
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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'The Bounce of the Century' they called it. A ball kicked across Cardiff Arms Park in the dying minutes of a match between two of international rugby's fiercest rivals. The world's two greatest wingers waited as it bounced towards them, knowing that whoever caught the ball would score and win the match for his country. Dragons and All Blacks tells what happened when Wales played New Zealand in 1953. The story is written from contemporary accounts and the memories of the men who played that day, including Bob Stuart and Bleddyn Williams, for many of whom the match was the highlight of a career. The book retells the stories of the two teams and the men who played for them, and charts the events of their lives: how they got to that meeting point in Cardiff in December 1953 and what has happened to them in the half-century since. Dragons and All Blacks examines the remarkable relationship between two countries on opposite sides of the world, brought together by a mutual passion for rugby with few parallels elsewhere. It shows how their rivalry has developed over a century - from perhaps the greatest of all rugby matches in 1905 to the single-point thriller of 2004 - and looks to its future in the aftermath of the 2005 Welsh Grand Slam and Lions tour of New Zealand.
Category: Sports & Recreation

A Game For Hooligans

Author : Huw Richards
ISBN : 9781780573281
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Rugby union has undergone immense change in the past two decades - introducing a World Cup, accepting professionalism and creating a global market in players - yet no authoritative English-language general history of the game has been published in that time. Until now. A Game for Hooligans brings the game's colourful story up to date to include the 2007 World Cup. It covers all of the great matches, teams and players but also explores the social, political and economic changes that have affected the course of rugby's development. It is an international history, covering not only Britain and France but also the great rugby powers of the southern hemisphere and other successful rugby nations, including Argentina, Fiji and Japan. Contained within are the answers to many intriguing questions concerning the game, such as why 1895 is the most important date in both rugby-union and rugby-league history and how New Zealand became so good and have remained so good for so long. There is also a wealth of anecdotes, including allegations of devil-worship at a Welsh rugby club and an account of the game's contribution to the Cuban Revolution. This is a must-read for any fan of the oval ball.
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Author : British Library. National Bibliographic Service
ISBN : STANFORD:36105113578814
Genre : Technical services (Libraries)
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Oxford Dictionary Of National Biography 2005 2008

Author : Lawrence Goldman
ISBN : 9780199671540
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book, drawn from the award-winning online Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, tells the story of our recent past through the lives of those who shaped national life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Who S Who In Wales

Author : Arthur Mee
ISBN : CHI:16763010
Genre : Wales
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Category: Wales

Who S Who Of Southern Africa

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015064850400
Genre : Africa, Southern
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Vols. for 1967-70 include as a section: Who's who of Rhodesia, Mauritius, Central and East Africa.
Category: Africa, Southern

International Who S Who In Classical Music 2009

Author : Routledge
ISBN : 1857435133
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A complete biographical reference work covering all aspects of the classical music world.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

World Monitor

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ISBN : NWU:35556020644100
Genre : International relations
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Category: International relations

Whitaker S Book List

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105117257399
Genre : Great Britain
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Category: Great Britain

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
ISBN : STANFORD:36105117839303
Genre : Bibliography, National
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Oxford Dictionary Of National Biography

Author : Henry Colin Gray Matthew
ISBN : 0198613903
Genre : British
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50,000 biographies and 60 million words record the lives of the men and women who shaped all aspects of British history. All walks of life are represented, new fields greatly increased alongside more traditional areas. A new focus gives extended coverageto the regions, Britons abroad and former colonies.
Category: British