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Thanks to Rugby - Bill Beaumont

Stanley Paul, 1982, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped.

2nd Impression. [First Edition: Same Year] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Bill Beaumont is unquestionably the most famous English rugby player of recent times. By example and inspiration, he is a true leader of men and captained England on a record number of occasions. This is his story. Bill Beaumont’s enforced decision to retire in 1982 on medical grounds stunned the whole rugby world. He began his brilliant career at school in the unlikely role of fullback and fly half and he ended as one of the game’s outstanding lock forwards and one of England’s greatest captains. He first played for England against Ireland in 1975 and proceeded to play thirty-four times for his country, the last thirty-three games in succession, leading England to the Triple Crown and the Grand Slam in 1980. In Thanks to Rugby, he relives that memorable season and points out what had hitherto been wrong with the national side, why they won everything that year and what remains wrong with the whole structure of the game in England. He is equally forthright in his views on sponsorship, amateurism, politics in sport, captaincy and violence in rugby.”


Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 208 pages.
£7.50

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