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Signed by MARTIN JOHNSON CBE and KATY DALEY-MCLEAN MBE
Captains of the 2003 and 2014 Rugby World Cup winning teams
An official, stunning, fully illustrated coffee-table book in a high quality clamshell box published as the England Rugby team celebrate their sesquicentennial.
In March 1871 the first international match took place between England and Scotland at Raeburn Place in Edinburgh. Donned in white the fledgling England team lost that day 0-1 but it was the start of remarkable history.
This Rugby Football Union official product is written by the curator of the World Rugby Museum, Phil McGowan, and features essays from some of game's best writers. It recounts the story of how the England team (and rugby itself) grew from an amateur collection of public schoolboys playing in a 'Home Nations Championship' into the globally recognised team they are today, watched by 80,000 at Twickenham and millions on television.
The full story of England's Rugby World Cup 2003 victory, three other World Cup finals, 13 Grand Slams and 28 Home, Five and Six Nations Championship titles is told in this book through well crafted text and hundreds of images from the RFU archives and top photographic agencies.
As well as the matches, the authors also look at the development of England's home stadium, Twickenham, which was converted from a cabbage patch and opened in 1909 and of course the players who have worn the Red Rose badge and made it one of the most famous symbols in sport.
From early pioneers through to Wavell Wakefield in the inter-war years, on to 80s icons such as Bill Beaumont, Will Carling and Rory Underwood and continuing to world-cup-winning superstars such as Jonny Wilkinson, Martin Johnson and Lawrence Dallaglio and current day heroes Owen Farrell and Billy Vunipola - all the great heroes of English rugby are covered in the book.
This Collectors' Edition - signed by the captain's of England's last two world cup winning teams - will be a wonderful addition to any England supporter's book shelf and a fitting tribute to a team that means so much to so many.
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England Rugby 150 Years - Collectors' Edition
- Publisher: Vision Sports Publishing
- Year: 2021
- ISBN 13: 9781913412111
- Number of Pages: 320
- Format: Hardback
- Publication Date: 2021-02-04
- Availability: Pre-Order
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