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England The Treasures of International Rugby Union BookThe Treasures of Rugby Union is a celebration of one of the world's oldest international team sports (pre-dating international football by a year). It covers the development of the game from the moment William Webb Ellis is reputed to have picked up a ball and run with it during a football match at Rugby School in 1823 to the ultra professional game of today and all that happened in between. It focuses on the sport's biggest nations, provides a history of some of rugby's quirkier aspects - such as the British and Irish Lions and Barbarians, includes a section on sevens rugby, and contains a report on every Rugby World Cup. Packed with never-before-published memorabilia, courtesy of the World Rugby Museum at Twickenham - the home of English rugby - this book, fully revised and updated for the 2015 IRB Rugby World Cup, is part of Carlton Books' highly successful of Treasures series and is essential reading for every rugby fan. 245 x 283 mm 180 Images 64 Pages 35,000 WordsContentsEarly Years * Edwardian Era * England * 1920s/30s * Scotland * 1940s * Ireland * 1950s/60s * Five/Six Nations * Wales * 1970s/80s * France * RWC 1987 * Australia * RWC 1991 * 1990s/21st Century * New Zealand * British & Irish Lions * RWC 1995 * South Africa * RWC 1999 * RugbyChampionship * RWC 2003 * Italy/Argentina * RWC 2007 * Barbarians * RWC 2011 * Rest of the World * RWC 2015
England Twickenham - The Home of England Rugby BookTwickenham Stadium is the home of Rugby Union and the England national rugby team. It is the largest stadium in the world to be devoted purely to thissport, the second largest stadium in the UK, and the third largest in Europe. In this official publication, Phil McGowan takes us on an illustrated tour ofthe long and illustrious history of this magnificent stadium, featuring some of the legendary players that have trodden the hallowed ground of Twickers, thematches that have taken place, and the history that is woven into the fabric of the ground.Lavishly illustrated with images and memorabilia from the World Rugby Museum's archive in full colour, this is a tribute not only to the history of thestadium, but to Rugby Union itself. Dimensions Approx 170 x 248 mm Hardback Book 160Pages 180 Illustrations
From its humble beginnings as a raucous free-for-all between townsfolk, to one of the most internationally celebrated sports, the game of rugby has long pushed the boundaries of sporting physicality and tested the capabilities of its founding nation.The Official England Rugby Scrapbook is an exciting new book which embraces that heritage and charts the progress of the national side as they take the sport they invented to the world. This journey of discovery and celebration brings theEngland story to life thanks to a huge selection of dramatic, rarely seen images and memorabilia.Legendary No.8 Lawrence Dallaglio offers a unique insight to English rugby's finest moment by dusting off his 2003 World Cup-winning memorabilia and guiding us through his version of that extraordinary night in Sydney, while Jonny Wilkinson, the man who provided the abiding memory of that famous final, discusses the future of English rugby and its new kicking sensations. With regular commentary from current elite squad members such as Chris Robshaw, Owen Farrell and Billy Twelvetrees, the scrapbook presents a comprehensive overview to life in the England camp, including a rare glimpse into the inner workings of Stuart Lancaster's team, revealing some dressing room secrets and favourite recollections. Revisiting the playing fields of Rugby School and the codifying of the oval game, fans are allowed to indulge in an amazing gallery of unique artefacts, including rare documents chronicling the sport's formation as well as the original plans for turning a 'cabbage patch' into the world's premier rugby venue. A Spingbok head, didgeridoo and a carved wooden bear from Russia are just some of the more obscure antiquities occupying the RFU's treasure vault, while more prized, conventional paraphernalia - such as the Calcutta Cup and Webb Ellis trophy - are displayed, and explained, in glorifying detail.224 PagesHardback
Gilbert England Replica Rugby Ball - Midi - White The home nations' classic national designs feature on these midi-sized replica rugby balls from Gilbert.England, Ireland and Scotland are represented in the Official Replica Midi, a great piece of sporting memorabilia for patriots and a great way to support your team. Officially-licensed and fully-endorsed by the International Unions, the midi replicas are fitted with a synthetic latex bladder to ensure they remain inflated for the maximum length of time.