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Rugby Nomads free pdf Once, rugby was something that was played mainly on converted paddocks and multi-purpose fields. The only players who got to travel were those who made the All Blacks, and great as that experience was, it was also likely to be a once-in-a-lifetime event. Today, professionalism has meant that players have opportunities beyond the dreams of 'the old boys'. New Zealand rugby players are in great demand the world over. Many secure lucrative contracts with overseas teams. "Rugby Nomads" contains the stories of dozens of such players and coaches. People such as Brendan Laney (Scotland), Alex Wyllie (Argentina), John Kirwan (Italy), Josh Kronfeld (England), Alan Whetton (Japan), and Jeremy Paul (Australia), and men playing in countries less strongly associated with rugby: China, Romania, Georgia, the Basque country. The players speak of their experiences adapting to a new culture, in some cases having to learn a new language, of establishing themselves in a new rugby environment, and of leaving the familiar behind.

About Bob Howitt

Dianne Haworth is the former youth editor of Rugby News. She was co-author of Freda Stark, and is currently working as a journalist and editor in Auckland. Bob Howitt is a respected rugby writer, with 13 books to his name, including biographies of Sid Going, Frank Bunce, Walter Little, Laurie Mains and Graham Henry. He edited the New Zealand Rugby Annual for 23 years, was the founder editor of both Rugby News and New Zealand Rugby Monthly, and now freelances from his home in Auckland. The first edition of his book, 100 Rugby Characters, sold 33,000 copies.

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Author : Bob Howitt
Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
Data Published : 11 November 2002
ISBN : 186950447X
EAN : 9781869504472
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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