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Rise (Paperback): Siya Kolisi Rise (Paperback)
Siya Kolisi
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His truth. His story. In his words.

Siya Kolisi, captain of the Springboks, and the first black man to lead his country in over 128 years of South African rugby shares his story in Rise. In an extraordinarily intimate memoir, Kolisi charts his story from being born into the impoverished Zwide township, to leading his proud nation to an astonishing victory at the Rugby World Cup in 2019.

However, Rise is not simply a chronology of matches played and games won; it is an exploration of a man’s race and his faith, a masterclass in attaining a positive mindset, and an inspirational reminder that it is possible to defy the odds, no matter how they are stacked against you. The title, Rise, is inspired by Siya’s mother – Phakama – which translates to the book’s name, as well as a celebration of his Xhosa heritage.

Being A Black Springbok - The Thando Manana Story (Paperback): Sibusiso Mjikeliso Being A Black Springbok - The Thando Manana Story (Paperback)
Sibusiso Mjikeliso 2
R275 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R39 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Thando Manana was the third black African player to don a Springbok jersey after unification in 1992, when he made his debut in 2000 in a tour game against Argentina A.

His route to the top of the game was unpredictable and unusual. From his humble beginnings in the township of New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, Thando grew to become one of the grittiest loose-forwards of South African rugby, despite only starting the game at the age of 16. His rise through rugby ranks, while earning a reputation as a tough-tackling lock and later openside flanker, was astonishingly rapid, especially for a player of colour at the time. Within two years of picking up a rugby ball, he represented Eastern Province at Craven Week, and by 2000 he was a Springbok. But it isn’t solely Thando’s rugby journey that makes Being A Black Springbok a remarkable sports biography. It’s learning how he has negotiated life’s perils and pitfalls, which threatened to derail both his sporting ambitions and the course of his life.

He had to negotiate an unlikely, but fateful, kinship with a known Port Elizabeth drug-lord, who took Thando under his wing when he was a young, gullible up-and-comer at Spring Rose. Rejected by his father early in his life, Thando had to deal with a sense of abandonment and a missing protective figure and find, along the way, people to lean on.

Thando tells his story with the refreshing candour he has become synonymous with as a rugby commentator, pundit and member of the infamous Room Dividers team on Metro FM. He has arguably become rugby’s strongest advocate for the advancement of black people’s interests in the sport, and his personal journey reveals why.

You Can't Stop The Sun From Shining (Paperback): Sonny Bill Williams You Can't Stop The Sun From Shining (Paperback)
Sonny Bill Williams 2
R355 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R106 (30%) Ships in 1 working day

The autobiography of New Zealand and All Blacks legend, Sonny Bill Williams, one of rugby's most entertaining and complicated figures.

As a shy part-Samoan boy growing up in the suburbs of Auckland, Sonny Bill Williams thought about footy constantly. For him, the dream of playing professional NRL was so big that nothing else ever came close. Fast forward to 2004, and eighteen-year-old Sonny Bill's dream was coming true. Making his first-grade debut for the Canterbury Bulldogs, he would become an integral part of their premiership-winning team and be named Rookie of the Year.

The league culture was train hard, play hard and then party hard. Alcohol, drugs, women - it was a slippery slope for a na´ve teen looking to find his place. Too soon, the joy of winning a premiership gave way to an emptiness that not even footy could fix. Struggling, Sonny made a decision that for many was unforgivable. He walked out on the Bulldogs and flew to France. Scathing headlines, subpoenas and threatened lawsuits followed. But so too would come the realisation that he couldn't run from the man in the mirror.

In this powerful, open and honest memoir, Sonny Bill shares the triumphs and missteps of his extraordinary sporting life and reveals how faith and family have made him the man he is today. Compelling and searingly honest, You Can't Stop the Sun from Shining is essential reading for any sports fan.

Glory Game - The Joost van der Westhuizen Story (Paperback): Joost Van Der Westhuizen, Odette Schwegler Glory Game - The Joost van der Westhuizen Story (Paperback)
Joost Van Der Westhuizen, Odette Schwegler 5
R180 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R36 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In 2011 the world was shocked when the news broke that Joost van der Westhuizen, known for years as the golden boy of South African rugby and a former Springbok captain, had been diagnosed with motor neuron disease (MND).

This rare condition attacks the central nervous system, causing progressive disability. There is no known cure. All who have seen Joost in action will know that he is not one to give up without a fight. His game-changing prowess as a brilliant scrum half is now focused on a battle for survival and, more importantly, on making a difference to the lives of others with the disease. In a race against time, Joost has a dream to fulfil. He says: “In the beginning you go through all the emotions and you ask, ‘Why me?’ It’s quite simple. ‘Why not me?’ If I have to go through this to help future generations, why not me?” His acceptance of his symptoms is equally pragmatic: “One day you can’t move your arm, another day you don’t have speech. Every day you are reborn and you take the day as it comes.”

Glory Game – The Joost van der Westhuizen Story is a compelling narrative of redemption set against the backdrop of an illustrious career in rugby. It is the story of a modern-day warrior forced to face his own human frailty. Joost shows us that beyond ambition, success and fame lies the true wealth of family and friends, and that within a ravaged body the spirit can remain invincible.

Rugby World Cup Japan 2019 (TM) - The Official Book (Paperback): Simon Collings Rugby World Cup Japan 2019 (TM) - The Official Book (Paperback)
Simon Collings 1
R400 Discovery Miles 4 000 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The must-have companion to world rugby's biggest event.

For the first time ever, a nation outside the Six Nations or Rugby Championship, Japan, is hosting the tournament, and this book contains everything fans will need, from venue guides to detailed information on every team, key players, playing strengths, coaches, past form and a prediction of teams' chances of success. In addition to reports on the qualifying tournaments and the fill-in Rugby World Cup 2019 fixture schedule, famous games are recalled in special features, together with biographies of the men most likely to light up the tournament in the way the 2019 hosts did when they shocked South Africa in England in 2015.

The Rugby World Cup's glorious history and tournament records are also fully covered making Rugby World Cup 2019: The Official Book essential reading for all fans interested in RWC 2019.

Ordinary Joe (Paperback): Joe Schmidt Ordinary Joe (Paperback)
Joe Schmidt 1
R215 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R43 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In the autumn of 2010, a little-known New Zealander called Joe Schmidt took over as head coach at Leinster. He had never been in charge of a professional team.

After Leinster lost three of their first four games, a prominent Irish rugby pundit speculated that Schmidt had 'lost the dressing room'. Nine years on, Joe Schmidt has stepped down as Ireland coach having achieved success on a scale never before seen in Irish rugby. Two Heineken Cups in three seasons with Leinster. Three Six Nations championships in six seasons with Ireland, including the Grand Slam in 2018. And a host of firsts: the first Irish victory in South Africa; the first Irish defeat of the All Blacks, and then a second; and Ireland's first number 1 world ranking. Along the way, Schmidt became a byword for precision and focus in coaching, remarkable attention to detail and the highest of standards. But who is Joe Schmidt?

In Ordinary Joe, Schmidt tells the story of his life and influences: the experiences and management ideas that made him the coach, and the man, that he is today. And his diaries of the 2018 Grand Slam and the 2019 Rugby World Cup provide a brilliantly intimate insight into the stresses and joys of coaching a national team in victory and defeat. From the small towns in New Zealand's North Island where he played barefoot rugby and jostled around the dinner table with seven siblings, to the training grounds and video rooms where he consistently kept his teams a step ahead of the opposition, Ordinary Joe reveals an ordinary man who has helped his teams to achieve extraordinary things.

Leadership - Lessons From My Life In Rugby (Paperback): Eddie Jones Leadership - Lessons From My Life In Rugby (Paperback)
Eddie Jones
R340 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R91 (27%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Eddie Jones is one of the most successful sports coaches of all time. From coaching three different nations to Rugby World Cup Finals and with a winning record with England of nearly 80%, Eddie Jones knows what it takes to lead and manage high performance teams.

For the first time, Eddie Jones shows just what it takes to be a leader in a high performance and high pressure environment and how these lessons can be applied to every walk of life, from coaching the U9 rugby team to leading a multinational organization to simply doing your job better.

As he explains the High Performance Cycle of Success at the heart of his philosophy, Eddie Jones reveals the lessons he has learnt from Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger, Pep Guardiola as well as from the founder of Uniqlo and Ron Adams from the NBA. He also gives a detailed analysis of his own performance as a coach as well as how he gets the best out of the players and coaches around him and what he saw in Tom Curry that no one else saw, which makes him think that he could be the next Richie McCaw.

Drawing on stories of nearly thirty years of coaching, including the 2003, 2007, 2015 and 2019 World Rugby campaigns, the full story of England's 2021 Six Nations campaign as well as why it takes humour, humility and relentless curiosity to lead an eclectic mix of superstars from Maro Itoje to James Haskell, George Smith to Kyle Sinckler, to create teams that are relentlessly hungry to win, Leadership is the ultimate rugby book about what it takes to be the best.

Written with Donald McRae, two-time winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award, Leadership is the book for anyone who wants to learn how to build and lead a team to success.

The Springbok Captains - The Men Who Shaped South African Rugby (Paperback): Edward Griffiths, Stephen Nell The Springbok Captains - The Men Who Shaped South African Rugby (Paperback)
Edward Griffiths, Stephen Nell 5
R700 R550 Discovery Miles 5 500 Save R150 (21%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

The Springbok rugby captain, over more than a century, has represented many things to many South Africans. He has united, and he has divided. He has thrilled, he has disappointed. He has inspired, he has disheartened. He has triumphed, he has failed. But he has always had an impact.

In this revealing narrative, Edward Griffiths and Stephen Nell depict the men who have been able to call themselves ‘Springbok Captain’ through their backgrounds, triumphs and disappointments. Relive the heyday of rugby legends Bennie Osler, Danie Craven, Hennie Muller, Johan Claassen, Naas Botha, Francois Pienaar, Gary Teichmann, Joost van der Westhuizen, Andre Vos and others.

Now fully updated with the accounts of Bobby Skinstad, Victor Matfield and Jean de Villiers, The Springbok Captains is the epic story that lies at the heart of South African rugby.

Playing the Enemy - Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation (Paperback, Tie-In - (Now filmed as Invictus)): John Carlin Playing the Enemy - Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation (Paperback, Tie-In - (Now filmed as Invictus))
John Carlin 1
R269 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Save R44 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Now filmed as INVICTUS directed by Clint Eastwood, and starring Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela. SHORTLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2008 As the day of the final of the 1995 Rugby World Cup dawned, and the Springboks faced New Zealand's all-conquering All Blacks, more was at stake than a sporting trophy. When Nelson Mandela appeared wearing a Springboks jersey and led the all-white Afrikaner-dominated team in singing South Africa's new national anthem, he conquered the hearts of white South Africa. Playing the Enemy tells the extraordinary human story of how that moment became possible. It shows how a sport, once the preserve of South Africa's Afrikaans-speaking minority, came to unify the new rainbow nation, and tells of how - just occasionally - something as simple as a game really can help people to rise above themselves and see beyond their differences.

Rugby Has F***ing Laws, Not Rules - A Guided Tour Through Rugby's Bizarre Law Book (Hardcover): Paul Williams Rugby Has F***ing Laws, Not Rules - A Guided Tour Through Rugby's Bizarre Law Book (Hardcover)
Paul Williams
R264 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R20 (8%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
Flats and Durders Offload - Rugby Laid Bare (Hardcover): David Flatman, Mark Durden-Smith Flats and Durders Offload - Rugby Laid Bare (Hardcover)
David Flatman, Mark Durden-Smith
R460 R372 Discovery Miles 3 720 Save R88 (19%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

'Contrary to the rumours we're not lovers, just rugby lovers....' Once described as rugby's answer to Ant & Dec, David Flatman and Mark Durden-Smith are the oddest of odd couples. Now this hugely popular rugby broadcasting double act have turned to dissecting and celebrating rugby union in book form. And, as you'd expect, it's a brilliant combination of in-depth knowledge and hilarious stories. Flats and Durders Offload covers every facet of the game, from surviving the front row, what it takes to be a leader, referees both good and bad, mind games, tournaments and, of course, what really happens on a rugby tour. They talk about the highs, including Flats not missing a tackle in his 90-second Six Nations appearance, and the lows, including Flats not making a tackle in his 90-second Six Nations appearance. Familiar to millions of fans through their television work, they provide fascinating and entertaining insight into the sport they love. They reveal the hardest players, the greatest characters and the intimate secrets of the front row. They address key issues facing the sport, such as injury, retirement and the future of the game. Nothing is off limits and no quarter is given - to anyone. With insightful analysis, unforgettable stories and the occasional food reference, Flats and Durders Offload is an unmissable read for all rugby fans.

Crossing The White Line - The 1969/70 Springboks Tour Of Britain And Ireland (Paperback): Chris Schoeman Crossing The White Line - The 1969/70 Springboks Tour Of Britain And Ireland (Paperback)
Chris Schoeman; Foreword by Chris Laidlaw
R320 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R64 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

2019 and 2020 mark the fiftieth anniversary of the controversial 1969/70 Springbok rugby tour of the British Isles - a landmark event on both a sporting and political level. Taking place during the time of South Africa's apartheid dispensation, the tour was characterised throughout by violent demonstrations against the 'ambassadors of apartheid'. Scenes of chanting demonstrators at the players' hotels and airports were not uncommon, nor was the sight of protesters being dragged off the field of play by police. Smoke bombs and flour bombs also became a match-day fixture.

These were wild and unnerving times for the players on tour, whose movements were badly inhibited and who had to play hide-and-seek to avoid possible violence between games of rugby. During a demanding tour that lasted more than three months and took them to and fro between England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, they endeavoured to sustain a proud tradition of highly successful Springbok tours through the Isles.

Through personal interviews with the players, including team captain Dawie de Villiers, vice-captain Tommy Bedford and other senior members of the squad, as well as key figures such as anti-apartheid campaigner Peter Hain, Crossing the White Line takes readers into the inner circle of a besieged group of sportsmen who just wanted to play rugby despite concerted efforts to deny them. The author also looks at the political context of events, and why so many felt that disrupting the tour was a matter of moral and political necessity.

World Rugby Records (Hardcover): Chris Hawkes World Rugby Records (Hardcover)
Chris Hawkes 1
R401 Discovery Miles 4 010 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

There is no game on earth quite like rugby: steeped in tradition and supported with fervour, at its best it is a heady mix of full-on physical confrontation, crunching tackles, deft handling skills, searing pace, pin-point kicking and a gentlemanly handshake at the end of an action-packed 80 minutes. The sport has come a long way since the apocryphal moment in 1823 when William Webb Ellis is said to have picked up a ball and run with it on the playing fields of Rugby School. In 2015, leading up to the eighth edition of Rugby World Cup, rugby had become one of the most contested and popular sports on the planet. And, ever since Richie McCaw lifted the trophy in Auckland in 2011, excitement in England has been mounting for Rugby World Cup 2015. Well, the wait is nearly over! World Rugby Records, now in a fully revised and updated fourth edition, is a unique celebration of rugby excellence, featuring not only a host of records from teams and tournaments around the world (in all the game's formats), but also the stories behind them and a series of concise biographies on some of the greatest players ever to have played the game.Whether you are an armchair fan or a Twickenham, Murrayfield, Aviva Stadium or Millennium Stadium regular, it is essential reading for any fan of the game.

Behind the Rose - Playing Rugby for England (Paperback, 150th Anniversary Edition): Stephen Jones, Nick Cain Behind the Rose - Playing Rugby for England (Paperback, 150th Anniversary Edition)
Stephen Jones, Nick Cain
R353 R328 Discovery Miles 3 280 Save R25 (7%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
You Can't Stop The Sun From Shining (Hardcover): Sonny Bill Williams You Can't Stop The Sun From Shining (Hardcover)
Sonny Bill Williams
R539 R446 Discovery Miles 4 460 Save R93 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

__________ Available for pre-order: the extraordinary and revealing autobiography of one of rugby's most entertaining and complicated figures 'I lived for winter Saturdays and played footy at lunchtime and after school, while at home I passed, kicked, tackled and discussed the game endlessly with my big bro. I ignored bad weather; I just wanted to play. When there weren't enough numbers to make up teams, a few of us kids would still get together and practice. That's where my offloads were born.' __________ As a shy part-Samoan boy growing up in the suburbs of Auckland, Sonny Bill Williams thought about footy constantly. For him, the dream of playing professional NRL was so big that nothing else ever came close. Fast forward to 2004, and eighteen-year-old Sonny Bill's dream was coming true. Making his first-grade debut for the Canterbury Bulldogs, he would become an integral part of their premiership-winning team and be named Rookie of the Year. The league culture was train hard, play hard and then party hard. Alcohol, drugs, women - it was a slippery slope for a naive teen looking to find his place. Too soon, the joy of winning a premiership gave way to an emptiness that not even footy could fix. Struggling, Sonny made a decision that for many was unforgivable. He walked out on the Bulldogs and flew to France. Scathing headlines, subpoenas and threatened lawsuits followed. But so too would come the realisation that he couldn't run from the man in the mirror. In this powerful, open and honest memoir, Sonny Bill shares the triumphs and missteps of his extraordinary sporting life and reveals how faith and family have made him the man he is today. __________ Sonny Bill Williams is a once in a generation athlete - a player with immense sporting talent in rugby league, rugby union and boxing. In his remarkable career, he has won World Cups with the All Blacks in 2011 and 2015 and helped the Kiwis reach the 2013 final of the rugby league equivalent. Compelling and searingly honest, You Can't Stop the Sun from Shining is essential reading for any sports fan.

Rugger Shorts (Paperback): John Dann Rugger Shorts (Paperback)
John Dann
R251 Discovery Miles 2 510 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

An anthology of historical rugby trivia with nostalgic reflections on the amateur game. The thinking man's game - New (velvet) caps A rugby match - not a cattle sale! The 'Great Game' 1914-1918 'Johnnie' foreigner's very welcome Goals, ties, miinor points of perhaps rouges? The Welsh and English innovators Before hymns and arias - Ladies, behind closed doors The rise and fall of corporate Old Boys An Afternoon at Muriel's some of the short stories within this book

Cooking for Fitness - Eat Smart, Train Better (Hardcover): James Haskell, Omar Meziane Cooking for Fitness - Eat Smart, Train Better (Hardcover)
James Haskell, Omar Meziane
R442 Discovery Miles 4 420 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Fuel your training the smart way. Boost your performance and achieve your body goals, with the right recipes and correct nutritional advice from rugby superstar and bestselling author James Haskell and one of the UK's top performance chefs and current England football chef, Omar Meziane. Clear, authoritative advice from James and Omar, the Cooking for Fitness dream team 79 everyday easy recipes to fuel your training Learn how the right nutrition can improve your performance Low-carb and high-carb meals with full nutritional breakdown * Easy to read and easy to use

Our Game - New Zealand Rugby at 150 (Paperback): Ron Palenski Our Game - New Zealand Rugby at 150 (Paperback)
Ron Palenski
R533 R455 Discovery Miles 4 550 Save R78 (15%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The year 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the first game of rugby in Nelson; this book celebrates 150 years of New Zealand's national game, the game more than any other that has helped shape the New Zealand psyche and identity. It will take the form of 150 short stories - stories about the players, the teams, the provinces, the trophies, everything that helped make the game what it is, from the first in the horse and buggy days to the latest in the days of ultra-modern technology. It will talk of players who no one living saw play; and it will talk of players who are recognised wherever they go in the widening rugby world. And who can talk of players and resist speculating who the greatest of all might have been? It's opinions and speculation that make up some of the enduring appeal of the game New Zealanders are (mostly) better at than anyone else.

Rugby Made Simple (for baffled spectators) (Paperback): Val Anderson Rugby Made Simple (for baffled spectators) (Paperback)
Val Anderson
R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A humorous, informative guide to Rugby Union. Essential and entertaining reading for the rugby spectator.

The Official England Rugby Heroes (Hardcover): Julian Bennetts The Official England Rugby Heroes (Hardcover)
Julian Bennetts 1
R569 R405 Discovery Miles 4 050 Save R164 (29%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Nearly 1,400 men have represented England since the first international against Scotland in 1871, and there have been many heroic displays in the famous white shirt. England Rugby Heroes is the official illustrated RFU celebration of some of these great players. Drawing on almost 150 years of rich rugby heritage and featuring more than 75 carefully crafted biographies, England Rugby Heroes describes each player's career, the highlights and the special skills - such as David Duckham's pace and swerve, Martin Johnson's strength and leadership and Jonny Wilkinson's kicking and tactical acumen - that elevated them above the rest. Written by respected England rugby authority Julian Bennetts and featuring a foreword by legendary England captain and chairman of the RFU Bill Beaumont, England Rugby Heroes is illustrated with more than 100 outstanding photographs and is a unique record of the greatest internationals ever to play for England.

Legacy of the Lions - Lessons in Leadership from the British & Irish Lions (Hardcover): Gavin Hastings Legacy of the Lions - Lessons in Leadership from the British & Irish Lions (Hardcover)
Gavin Hastings; As told to Peter Burns
R482 R442 Discovery Miles 4 420 Save R40 (8%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
What a Flanker (Paperback): James Haskell What a Flanker (Paperback)
James Haskell
R235 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R27 (11%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Hilarious, and straight talking but also articulate and insightful - I am just hugely fond of this guy' -Eddie Jones 'James Haskell: what a flanker, what a book' -Rugby World 'I'd like to be remembered as a player who showed that you can be incredibly professional but also a lot of fun - a bit of a joker in the changing room, but the ultimate competitor on the pitch. That should have been the subtitle of this book, really...' One of rugby's most ferocious flankers and biggest characters, James Haskell has had an extraordinary, global experience of the game, having played for the Wasps, Northampton and England, and in New Zealand, France and Japan. After seventeen years and with 77 international caps under his sizeable belt, he has a shitload to say about rugby life - from pitch to pub and everywhere in between. In What A Flanker, Haskell sheds fresh light on the dynamics and the day-to-day of the game. Whether he's recalling the most brutal team socials; dispelling the myths surrounding New Zealand's dominance; introducing his Japanese teammates to manscaping or calling out play-acting in the modern game, no subject is off limits. Side-splittingly funny and ruthlessly honest, What A Flanker delves into the touring, drinking, training, eating and sometimes unconscionable antics of the professional rugby player. It's an unforgettable read, even if there are some stories you'd rather forget...

Coach Loffie - Wenke vir wenners (Afrikaans, Paperback): Eugene Eloff Coach Loffie - Wenke vir wenners (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Eugene Eloff
R50 R43 Discovery Miles 430 Save R7 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Coach Loffie is 'n alles-in-een-handleiding vir alle aspiranten reeds gevestigde afrigters, sportlui en sportliefhebbers. Dis geskoei op die koestering van drome, Loffie se persoonlike belewenisse tydens sy grootword- en weermagjare en sy ervaring as speler en afrigter. Hy fokus op genot en veiligheid binne die sportstrukture en rugsteun sy benadering met waardevolle bydraes deur 'n biokinetikus, 'n mediese dokter, 'n fisioterapeut, 'n dieetkundige, 'n tegniese spesialis, 'n sportagent, 'n lewensafrigter en 'n geestelike leier

My Life And Rugby - The Autobiography (Paperback): Eddie Jones My Life And Rugby - The Autobiography (Paperback)
Eddie Jones 1
R330 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R46 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Brilliant, honest, combative – Eddie Jones is a gigantic yet enigmatic figure in world rugby and a true legend of the game. In My Life And Rugby he tells his story for the first time, including the full inside story of England’s 2019 World Cup campaign.

Eddie Jones is one of the most experienced and decorated coaches in world rugby. He career has spanned four World Cups; from losing to England in the 100th minute in 2003, working with South Africa when they won in 2007, and causing the greatest upset in 2015 when he masterminded the Japanese defeat of South Africa.

Since taking over as head coach of England in 2015 Eddie Jones has masterminded a complete revival of the national team. He has won the Six Nations Championship back-to-back, including England’s first grand slam in a generation, their first ever whitewash of Australia, as well as taking them on their longest ever winning streak.

In his explosive autobiography Jones shows how his fiercely competitive attitude, his love of coaching and his philosophy of the game were formed while growing up in a tough working-class suburb of Sydney as a small half-Japanese kid, playing schoolboy rugby alongside the legendary Ella brothers.

Learning from the extreme highs and lows of his own playing career – the numerous successes playing for Randwick and New South Wales but also the painful disappointment of never playing for Australia – he shows what it takes to be the best in the world and how everything he has learnt about the game on and off the pitch has gone into plotting England’s route to the top of World Rugby.

My Life And Rugby is the story of one of the most compelling and singular figures in rugby, told with unflinching honesty this is the ultimate rugby book for all fans of the sport.

Leadership - Lessons From My Life in Rugby (Hardcover): Eddie Jones Leadership - Lessons From My Life in Rugby (Hardcover)
Eddie Jones
R540 R446 Discovery Miles 4 460 Save R94 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

What does it take to become one of the successful coaches in the world? Eddie Jones is one of the most successful sports coaches of all time. From coaching three different nations to Rugby World Cup Finals and with a winning record with England of nearly 80%, Eddie Jones knows what it takes to lead and manage high performance teams. What can sport teach us about leadership? For the first time, Eddie Jones shows just what it takes to be a leader in a high performance and high pressure environment and how these lessons can be applied to every walk of life, from coaching the U9 rugby team to leading a multinational organisation to simply doing your job better. Have a voracious ambition to improve every day As he explains the High Performance Cycle of Success at the heart of his philosophy, Eddie Jones reveals the lessons he has learnt from Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger, Pep Guardiola as well as from the founder of Uniqlo and Ron Adams from the NBA. He also gives a detailed analysis of his own performance as a coach as well as how he gets the best out of the players and coaches around him and what he saw in Tom Curry that no one else saw, which makes him think that he could be the next Richie McCaw. Always start with the end in mind Drawing on stories of nearly thirty years of coaching, including the 2003, 2007, 2015 and 2019 World Rugby campaigns, the full story of England's 2021 Six Nations campaign as well as why it takes humour, humility and relentless curiosity to lead an eclectic mix of superstars from Maro Itoje to James Haskell, George Smith to Kyle Sinckler to create teams that are relentlessly hungry to win, Leadership is the ultimate rugby book about what it takes to be the best. Written with Donald McRae, two-time winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award, Leadership is the book for anyone who wants to learn how to build and lead a team to success.

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