English Rugby Clubs: A Personal View of Eighty-Five Rugby Clubs in England - Chris HarteNational Sports Reporting, 2004, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good.
First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Over the past two rugby seasons Chris Harte has travelled the length and breadth of England visiting all of the sixty-eight clubs which make up the national league system. In addition he has also been to a further seventeen prominent clubs in order to give this book a feel of rugby elsewhere in the country.
The idea of visiting clubs and writing on them came about when the author and two friends were sitting around the dinner table’ of a public house in West Yorkshire. They had decided to launch Rugby Times which, in a short space of time, has already become Britain’s major weekly rugby union newspaper.
Most of these feature stories have already , appeared in Rugby Times. They look at each club under ten different categories and give a rating on each of them. As they have been published so clubs have responded accordingly. Most are grateful for the publicity while others mutter about their deficiencies being given an airing..”