Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
***** – Rugby World
Behind the Silver Fern is a comprehensive history of rugby’s most famous yet enigmatic team, the New Zealand All Blacks, told by the men who have had the honour of wearing the iconic black jersey.
From the legendary 1905 ‘Originals’ all the way through to the record-breaking back-to-back World Cup champions of 2015, this is a history of the All Blacks like you have never experienced it before.
Thanks to exhaustive archival research and exclusive new material garnered from a vast array of interviews with players and coaches from across the decades, Behind the Silver Fern unveils the compelling truth of what it means to play for the team that has dominated Test match rugby for over a century and become the most successful team in the history of sport – all the trials and tribulations behind the scenes, the glory, the drama and the honour on the field, and the passionate friendships and bonds of a brotherhood off it.
Absorbing and illuminating, this is the ultimate history of All Black rugby – told, definitively, by the men who have been there and done it.