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  • Rugger - The History, Theory and Practice of Rugby Football

    Originally published in 1928, this is a wonderfully comprehensive look at 'rugger'. It includes personal reminiscences of some of the top players from the 1900s and goes on to offer a complete training and tactics guide. Illustrated throughout with photographs and diagrams, the book still has much practical advice to offer the modern rugby enthusiast, as well as the historical interest. Many of ... Read more

    $14.62 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Springboks and the Holy Grail

    Behind the scenes at the Rugby World Cup, 1995-227

    by Dan Retief ...
    This is the epic story of South Africa’s amazing quests for the Rugby World Cup, which resulted in triumph at Ellis Park in 1995 and in Paris in 2007, while there was heartbreak in 1999 and shame in 2003. The Springboks and the Holy Grail is no mere narration of matches and scores. The author was closely involved in all four RWC campaigns while working for the Sunday Times and SuperSport, and he ... Read more

    $14.18 AUD

  • The Springbok Coaches

    by Gavin Rich ...
    Was coach Heyneke Meyer the reason why the Springboks failed at the 2015 Rugby World Cup? And what does the future have in store for the incumbent coach, Allister Coetzee? Find these answers, and many others, in The Springbok Coaches. In this new, updated edition of The Poisoned Chalice, rugby writer Gavin Rich takes us past the disappointment of the 2015 Rugby World Cup right up to the ... Read more

    $12.97 AUD

  • The Voice

    My Story

    by Ray Warren ...
    Ray 'Rabbits' Warren is the legendary voice of Australian sports commentary. People tell him he must have drunk a bottle of scotch and smoked a packet of cigarettes every day to have the voice that he has. That's not the case – at least, not anymore . . . The son of a railway worker, Ray placed his first bet on a horse called Playboy at the age of just six, and won. A lifelong love of the track – ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Real McCaw

    The Autobiography

    by Richie McCaw ...
    Richie McCaw, Rugby World Cup winning captain and the New Zealand All Black's most capped player of all time, is unquestionably the greatest player of his generation. He is arguably the most talented player of all time.In his bestselling autobiography, McCaw talks with brutal honesty about the roots of his family life that defined his character and how it gave him the strength to emerge from the ... Read more

    $17.59 AUD

  • Storm Cloud

    Greed, Betrayal and Success - Melbourne Storm's Demise and Resurrection

    by Paul Kennedy ...
    Melbourne Storm was created in 1998 and situated in the heartland of a rival football code, it won three NRL premierships from five Grand Finals in its first twelve seasons and produced the best players in the game. It was the envy of clubs everywhere. But in 2010 Storm's famed winning culture was exposed as a fraud. The club had cheated. The club had consistently rorted the NRL's salary cap. ... Read more

    $8.79 AUD

  • Billy Slater Autobiography

    by Billy Slater ...
    During a long and decorated career with the Melbourne Storm, Queensland and Australia, Billy Slater has forged a reputation as not merely one of rugby league’s great full-backs, but as one of the best players in the game's long history.Slater’s story is that of a young country recruit with superb natural talent who rose quickly to the top level playing with the Storm after just one pre-season in ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Untitled Sports Bio

    by Duncan Greive ...
    Dan Carter named greatest fly-half in history ... a one-man phenomenon in a team of them -- The Times, London, November 2013Dan Carter's last game as an All Black culminated with him declared Man of the Match following the 2015 Rugby World Cup final - an unforgettable ending to the career of the greatest fly-half of all time. But along with the triumphs of his signature World Cup win, his ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Tries, Lies and Meat Pies

    The Sam Thaiday story

    Sam Thaiday is one of rugby league’s most highly regarded and respected players. Often seen as one of the last true larrikins of the game, Sam has entertained Brisbane Broncos, Queensland State of Origin and Australian fans over his fifteen-year career.But behind that playful facade and infectious grin is a deeply caring and thoughtful individual, a family man who is passionate about working for ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Wendell Sailor: Crossing the Line

    Crossing the Line

    Superstar Brisbane Broncos and Kangaroos winger Wendell Sailor shocked everyone when he switched codes to play union in 2001. The King of the Wing, whose thunderous runs intimidated anyone in his path, surprised even himself when he was selected for the Wallabies, becoming the first Australian player raised in league to represent his country in both codes.But in 2006, it all fell apart.During a ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Dogs at War

    Triumph, treachery and the truth

    by Graeme Hughes ...
    For the past ten years the Canterbury-Bankstown Rugby League Club (the Bulldogs) has reeled from one crisis to the next. Once known as the 'Family Club' and the 'Entertainers', the Bulldogs have since figured in many off-field dramas including rape allegations, executive reshuffles and rorting the salary cap.Three families have dominated the club in the past thirty years - The Moores - whose ... Read more

    $21.66 AUD

  • Defying The Enemy Within

    How I silenced the negative voices in my head to survive and thrive

    by Joe Williams ...
    How I silenced the negative voices in my head to survive and thrive -- Foreword by Johnny Lewis'Joe Williams has been into the darkest forest and brought back a story to shine a light for us all. He's a leader for today and tomorrow.' -- Stan Grant'In telling his powerful story, Joe Williams is helping to dismantle the stigma associated with mental illness. His courage and resilience have inspired ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Heart and Soul

    My story

    by Paul Gallen ...
    Paul Gallen's career in rugby league is extraordinary. For his club, his state and his country he's given everything he's got, and then some. He's captained his club, The Cronulla Sharks, to their first-ever premiership, he's led the NSW Blues to a drought-breaking series win in 2014, and he's played more than 30 tests for his country. In every game Gallen has left nothing in the tank, giving his ... Read more

    $18.58 AUD

  • Playing the Enemy

    Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation

    by John Carlin ...
    Now filmed as INVICTUS directed by Clint Eastwood, and starring Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela.SHORTLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2008As the day of the final of the 1995 Rugby World Cup dawned, and the Springboks faced New Zealand's all-conquering All Blacks, more was at stake than a sporting trophy. When Nelson Mandela appeared wearing a Springboks jersey ... Read more

    $9.89 AUD

  • Glory, Glory

    My Life

    by John Sattler ...
    The story of a rugby league legend A gentleman off the field and a brute on it, John Sattler was one of the most feared players of his era. He was equally renowned for his toughness and courage: famously, he played 77 minutes of the 1970 Grand Final with a shattered jaw, leading the Rabbitohs to victory over Manly. Here for the first time he tells his story in his own words and in his own style: ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Gordie's Tales

    by Gorden Tallis ...
    Who are the biggest 'lady killers' in rugby league past and present? Which international footballer was beaten up by teenage kids in Spain? What are the best 10 on-field sledges of all time?In Gordie's Tales, The Footy Show star and Queensland and Australian league legend Gorden Tallis tells these hilarious true stories and many more. Gorden takes you inside State of Origin teams, on Kangaroo ... Read more

    $14.51 AUD

  • The Honey Badger Guide to Life

    by Nick Cummins ...
    A fast, funny, deliciously feral collection of ripper yarns, jokes, and warped philosophy.Utterly unique, often baffling, always inspiring. Nick 'The Honey Badger' Cummins is loved all over the planet for his larrikin wit, amazing adventures and incredible lust for living.The Honey Badger Guide to Life is a handbook of maverick wisdom for anyone looking to go rogue, stand tall, dig in, have a dip ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Straight Dope Updated Edition

    The Inside Story of Sport's Biggest Drug Scandal

    by Chip Le Grand ...
    The greatest drugs scandal in Australian sport goes well beyond who took what.What happened at Essendon, what happened at Cronulla, is only part of the story. From the basement office of a suburban football club to the seedy corners of Peptide Alley to the polished corridors of Parliament House, The Straight Dope is an inside account of the politics, greed and personal feuds which fuelled an ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Rugby Union Basics In A Day For Dummies

    series In A Day For Dummies
    If you get a big kick out of rugby but still feel you could sharpen up your knowledge of the game, Rugby Rules in a Day For Dummies is for you. Inside you'll find easy-to-understand advice on the basic rules of the game, pitch positions, and tactics. In less than a day, readers will find all they need to know to get understand the sport of rugby:Features an in-depth look at Laws that form the ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • My Life and Rugby

    The Autobiography

    by Eddie Jones ...
    Brilliant, honest, combative - Eddie Jones is a gigantic yet enigmatic figure in world rugby and a true legend of the game. In My Life and Rugby he tells his story for the first time, including the full inside story of England's 2019 World Cup campaign.Eddie Jones is one of the most experienced and decorated coaches in world rugby. He career has spanned four World Cups; from losing to England in ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Sevens Heaven

    The Beautiful Chaos of Fiji's Olympic Dream: WINNER OF THE TELEGRAPH SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019

    by Ben Ryan ...
    SHORTLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018The uplifting, feel-good autobiography of Ben Ryan, the coach of the Olympic gold-medal winning Fijian rugby teamIt is late summer 2013. Ben Ryan, a red-haired, 40-something, spectacle-wearing Englishman, is given 20 minutes to decide whether he wants to coach Fiji's rugby sevens team, with the aim of taking them to the nation's first ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Sonny Bill Williams

    You Can't Stop the Sun from Shining

    Sonny Bill Williams (SBW) is a once in a hundred-year athlete with immense sporting talent in Rugby League, Rugby Union and Boxing. Sonny Bill has built an incredible career and sporting reputation across the globe. His athleticism has taken him from inner-city Auckland, where he grew up, to the highest sporting moments in Twickenham, Eden Park and Sydney's Olympic Stadium. But there is so much ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • It's Just A Game

    A Scrumful of Rugby Stories

    Rugby is the heart and soul of New Zealand, filling the lives of most boys and some girls from the first time they see an oval ball. Its Just a Game is a celebration of rugby as it is played by kids, students, club members and professionals. The 50 or so stories in this book, ending with a dramatic account of the All Blacks nail-biting 8-7 winning of the World Cup in 2011, include short anecdotes, ... Read more

    $8.79 AUD

  • Bad Boys

    by Roy Masters ...
    When do the football codes burn brightest? When the fireflies of controversy dance around them.They say best men are moulded out of faults, and, for the most, become much more the better, for being a little bad. Shakespeare, Measure for MeasureRoy Masters examines the sex scandals, fierce rivalries, gambling excesses, boardroom rants, bar room bust-ups, media headbutting and taxi-hijacking that ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD