Published 9 May 2019
Rugby World Cup 101 is a compendium of fascinating facts, stats, stories, personalities and trivia – perfect for all fans of rugby from around the world.
From the genesis of the tournament in 1987 all the way through to the present day, the Rugby World Cup’s rich history is distilled into 101 facts, stats and stories. This entertaining volume is an instructive, if sometimes irreverent – but always affectionate – guide to some of the groundbreaking firsts, controversies, innovations, characters, achievements and disasters that have taken place in rugby’s marquee event. Whether an expert or a novice, this is the perfect companion for rugby lovers around the world.
Peter Burns is the author of When Lions Roared: The Lions, The All Blacks and the Epic Tour of 1971; Behind the Thistle: Playing Rugby for Scotland; White Gold: England’s Journey to World Cup Glory, Behind the Lions: Playing Rugby for the British & Irish Lions and Scottish Rugby 101. It’s fair to say he likes rugby.