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For more than 125 years Newlands, in the lee of Table Mountain, has lived in the hearts of South African rugby supporters and players alike. Rugby At Newlands is a fascinating and definitive history of this popular venue through accounts of the fifty Tests that have been played there since 1891, each richly illustrated with photographs, match programmes and other memorabilia. Discover the epic journey of Springbok rugby at Newlands ? the oldest continually used rugby stadium in the world. The epic journey of Springbok Test rugby at Newlands begins in 1891 and is covered here until the 50th Test in 2014 (as well as the World XV match in 2015). In addition to describing the great moments and titanic clashes of each game, the authors place the matches in the context of their time. Chapters are enhanced by unique illustrations, from rare match programmes to iconic photographs;, and by contributions from various rugby greats who have trod the hallowed turf of Newlands, including Springboks Naas Botha and Divan Serfontein and British Lion Willie John McBride. With the future of Newlands Rugby Stadium in the balance, the time is apt for this celebration of one of the world’s great sporting stadiums.
Number of Pages: 208
Genre: History, Sports + Recreation
Publisher: Paul & Co Pub Consortium
Author: David Mclennan & Chris Schoeman
Street Date: February 1, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-8044
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