Rugby Books

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by Rugby_Cymru, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. Rugby_Cymru

    Rugby_Cymru Guest

    I have been given a demand by loving and caring parents to choose some books that i would like for christmas.
    I an avid bookworm and i know all the novels i want, but i also want to indluge in some rugby literature.

    I'd love it if anyone could give some good suggestions of any good rugby books out there, including:

    Training books
    Humorous Books

    ANY BOOKS, anything regarding rugby that would be interesting to read.
    I know we've got a few bookworms on this site.

    Any highly recommended suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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  3. Martin Johnson, Will Greenwood and Matt Dawson all have very interesting autobiographies.

    Although as a Welshman I don't know if you would get the same satisfaction from reading them that I did.

    An old but funny book to read is The Art of Coarse Rugby. Great read for anyone who has been involved in grassroots rugby at any stage.
  4. Rugby_Cymru

    Rugby_Cymru Guest

    I have total respect for all rugby players (especially those who have won thee world cup), I just didn't want to pick up an autobiography that's stale and unpassionate.
    There has to be interest in the story and the player's life as far as i'm concerned (Lomu's autobiography is a great example of that, in my eyes).
    Cheers for the suggestions.
  5. Well if you were to pick one of those three, I would personally go for Will Greenwood's. Some of the emotion he shows towards his life off the pitch really gets you going, plus the guy is very eloquent and intelligent.
  6. "Complete Conditioning for Rugby" by Dan Luger/Paul Pook is a good Training book
  7. Gavin

    Gavin Guest

    I have read Jonah Lomu's autobiography at least five times, it just shows what an incredible player he was to play a high level of rugby for New Zealand for nearly 8 years and still his body only working at 70 - 80%..
    Just amazing..
  8. Caledfwlch

    Caledfwlch Guest

    read the gavin henson one if you're a pretty boy
  9. All Blacks

    All Blacks Guest

    Dan Carter has a new book ou t not sure what its called.
  10. DC

    DC Guest

    matt dawsons was really well written

    and he gives a lot of insight into the various tournaments.. 6n and world cup and that kind of stuff good read
  11. Rugby_Cymru

    Rugby_Cymru Guest

    I've read Henson's (ahem...*big sigh*), Lomu's, and I've got Carter's and JPR's book waiting for me.
    I think i'll go with Greenwood and Dawson, upon recommendation, but if there's any more you guys have got that are worth the read, i'd be grateful if you could let me know.
  12. The Art of Coarse Rugby

    Just worth a second mention.
  13. Deffo add Johnno's to the list...the bit about his mad obsessed dash to find a KFC after an international had me in stitches.
  14. mr_fenda

    mr_fenda Guest

    Its not a rugby book but its a good read.I read "You're ok its just a bruise" when i was on holidays and it was amazing.Its about the Los Angeles Raiders american football team.Some of the stories are incredible.
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