Wayne Barnes is my favourite referee of all time. This is essential reading.
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Mark Evans, former CEO of Harlequins (amongst many other high-profile roles), always impresses me with his clear thinking and deep knowledge of sports markets (alongside the tactical and technical of rugby itself).
Unholy Union is a deep dive into professional rugby. I ordered it myself this week.
This is a book authored by a future guest. Alex Cassidy has combined amateur rugby, concussion issues and mental health into stunning debut novel.
This is an essential read for anyone with an interest in rugby union. It transported me back to my 20’s, playing Old Boys rugby in London.
The rise of the Exeter Chiefs from the lower leagues to a League and European double is the stuff of fairytales. All done with a traditional and strong culture.
I was fortunate to meet Mr Kitson at a pre-match lunch recently and he was delightful company, I’d recommend you buy the book based on that alone!
As you know, I’m a massive rugger-law-bore, so this book is right up my alley.
“In an effort to provide some much-needed clarity, Paul Williams takes an irreverent, hilarious, p*ss-taking tour through the labyrinth that is rugby’s rule book – or, for the pedantic, rugby’s law book.”
“Join Doddie as he lifts the lid on what his life with MND has really been like, both in public and in private. Being Doddie, there’s always lots of laughter and an incredibly positive attitude, but it’s also a rollercoaster of emotions. It’s a battle Doddie will continue to tackle with his trademark dignity and legendary humour. And it’s a fight he remains determined to win.”
Our game is at a pivotal point. Steve Thompson’s story (amongst others) might be the catalyst for huge change.
“Despite the constant reminders of what has been lost, and what is still to lose, Steve’s powerful story is one of hope and courage. Unforgettable stands as testament to the ultimate strength of the human mind – and to a man no longer pushing himself to the limit for competition, but for his own place in the world.”