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Rugby is New Zealand’s national sport. From the grand tour by the 1888 Natives to the upcoming 2015 World Cup, from games in the North African desert in the Second World War to matches behind barbed wire during the 1981 Springbok tour, from grassroots club rugby to heaving crowds outside Eden Park, Lancaster Park, Athletic Park or Carisbrook, New Zealanders have made rugby their game. In this book, historian and former journalist Ron Palenski tells the full story of rugby in New Zealand for the first time. Rooted in extensive research in public and private archives and newspapers, and highly illustrated with many rare photographs and ephemera, this book is the defining history of rugby in a land that has made the game its own.
Number of Pages: 451
Genre: Sports + Recreation, History
Sub-Genre: Rugby, Australia + New Zealand
Publisher: Paul & Co Pub Consortium
Author: Ron Palenski
Street Date: November 1, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-0916
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