Rugby Books


A handbook for athletes navigating the end of professional sport.

This is the latest offering from former guest on the show – Ben Mercer – and it sounds awesome!

Loose Head: Confessions of an (un)professional rugby player

Joe Marler is one of the most fascinating characters in rugby. This is his hilarious, unfiltered truth about being a rugby player – from the horsey’s mouth.

The Cracks of the Puzzle

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.

Exe Men: The Extraordinary Rise of the Exeter Chiefs

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!

Rugby Has F***ing Laws, Not Rules: A Guided Tour Through Rugby’s Bizarre Law Book

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.”

The Rugby Players Journal

Created by The Amateur Rugby Podcast for the serious rugby player in your life.

Rugby Shirts

Bath Rugby shirt

The most chosen option when I ask my guests their favourite kit of all time – any team from any era.

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