‘accessible, well-written, well-researched . . . a great book to delve in and out of, and definitely one for any rugby-loving family’s book shelf’ – Alex Mead, The Rugby Journal
In An Illustrated History of Rugby Rebels, Role Models and Giant Killers, learn all about the players, characters, thinkers and teams that shaped rugby and inspired millions. From 19th century tactical innovators to 21st century superstars, the latest book in the Illustrated History of Rugby series explores players who overcame the odds to beat everything from injury and illness to racism and sexism to excel and thrill followers of our great game. It also tells the stories of epic giant killing teams who shocked the world and took the scalps of heavily favoured opponents. From the Tonga team that beat Australia in 1973 to the 2015 ‘Miracle in Brighton’ which saw Japan topple the mighty Springboks, James Stafford and Raluca Moldovan bring to life some of the most thrilling moments in rugby history.
Published September 2023