‘A tremendous book. What an array of fantastic characters and insights . . . both laugh out loud and poignant’ – Tom English, BBC Sport ‘An epic story, revealed by the words of the men who created legends in the Welsh jersey’ – Stephen Jones, The Sunday Times ‘Punchy, revelatory, irresistible. Gorge yourself on a history of Welsh rugby like you’ve never read before’ – Alan Pearey, Rugby World ‘Ross Harries has written a history book like no other’ – Peter Jackson, The Rugby Paper From the first Test match in the 1881 all the way through to the 2021 Six Nations triumph, this is the story of Welsh rugby – told in the players’ words. Based on a combination of painstaking research into the early years of the Wales team to interviews with a vast array of Test match players and coaches from the Second World War to the present day, Ross Harries delves to the very heart of what it means to play for Wales, painting a unique and utterly compelling picture of the game in the only words that can truly do so: the players’ own. Behind the Dragon lifts the lid on what it means to pull on the famous red shirt in the fire and fury of Test match rugby – the trials and tribulations behind the scenes, the glory, the honour and the drama on the field, and the heart-warming tales of friendship off it. Absorbing, illuminating, hilarious and poignant, this is the ultimate history of Welsh rugby – told by the men who have been there and done it.
Author : Ross Harries Release : 2021-10-04 Publisher : Birlinn Ltd ISBN : 1788851072 File Size : 76.28 MB Format : PDF Download : 692 Read : 962