The International Rugby Encyclopaedia, meticulously compiled, has been 18 years in the making. This book is the complete international rugby encyclopedia that presents every single recognized international ever played (since 1871 when Scotland took on England); is well illustrated and structured, featuring stories on the great players to have graced the game, the great matches to have captivated the crowds and the great stadiums to have hosted these internationals, as well as a plethora of rugby trivia.
There is currently no such book on the market and there hasn’t been since Chris Rhys published Guinness Rugby - The Records in 1987. This publication has the potential to become an annual release.
- For the global rugby community as a whole, for people ranging from the age of three to 100 as it features today’s heroes and matches as well as those from over a century ago
- Rugby football is growing at an incredibly rapid rate across the globe with the Rugby World Cup third on the world’s largest sporting events behind only the Olympic Games and Soccer World Cup (excluding the annual Formula 1 circuit)
- This publication brings the history of the international game to the rugby world and its growing support base—which needs such a book to introduce rugby to them and explain its evolution to what it has become today and why it has caught their interest.
- It is a must-have for all avid sports fans, rugby clubs, stadiums, administrators and players
- A book that every rugby fan across the globe will pick up and find hard to put down
- The essential guide and reference book to international rugby statistics of all time.
- A new book on this topic is needed as one hasn’t existed for the past 22 years
- Graphically laid out, with hundreds of colour photos, easy to read and simple to reference
- Includes contributions from some of the rugby legends, past and present
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