Stand Up and Fight

‘A modern classic . . . Absolutely riveting and frequently moving’ – The Telegraph

‘Among the best books ever written on Irish sport’ – Sunday Tribune

‘Brilliant . . . Stand Up and Fight is the definitive account. It captures the essence of what makes Munster rugby and its provincial team so unique’ – Tony Ward, Irish Independent

‘A terrific combination of intelligent reportage and open-eyed mythmaking’ – Sunday Times

‘A seminal account’ – New Zealand Herald

‘Irresistible’ – Guardian


31/10/1978, Thomond Park. On one of the greatest days in rugby history, Munster beat the All Blacks. More than 100,000 people claimed to have watched the game, even though the ground could only hold 12,000. Now, fully updated for the 45th anniversary of the match, Alan English tells the true story.


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