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Behind the Dragon [electronic resource] : Playing Rugby for Wales

Harries, Ross2019
‘Punchy, revelatory, irresistible. Gorge yourself on a history of Welsh rugby like you’ve never read before’ - Rugby World‘A tremendous book. What an array of fantastic characters and insights . . . both laugh out loud and poignant’ - Tom English, BBC SPORT‘An epic story, revealed by the words of the men who created legends in the Welsh jersey’ - Stephen Jones, The Sunday Times‘No country can have endured as volcanic a love affair with one sport as the Welsh and rugby union, a passion still going strong after almost 140 years. No code of football can have had quite as many colourful characters in its dramatis personae and in telling their stories, Ross Harries has written a history book like no other’ – Peter Jackson, JOURNALIST AND BROADCASTERFrom the first Test match in the 1881 all the way through to the 2019 Grand Slam, this is the story of Welsh rugby – told in the players’ words. Based on a combination of painstaking research into the early years of the Wales team to interviews with a vast array of Test match players and coaches from the Second World War to the present day, Ross Harries delves to the very heart of what it means to play for Wales, painting a unique and utterly compelling picture of the game in the only words that can truly do so: the players’ own. Behind the Dragon lifts the lid on what it means to pull on the famous red shirt in the fire and fury of Test match rugby – the trials and tribulations behind the scenes, the glory, the honour and the drama on the field, and the heart-warming tales of friendship off it.Absorbing, illuminating, hilarious and poignant, this is the ultimate history of Welsh rugby – told by the men who have been there and done it.
[Place of publication not identified] : Arena Sport, 2019
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