Rugby: An Anthology – Brian Levison

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Inspiring and irreverent by turns, Brian Levison’s new anthology has drawn on rugby’s wealth of excellent writing. Frank Keating, P. G. Wodehouse, Alec Waugh, A. A. Thomson, John Reason and Mick Imlah are among the distinguished names who have written movingly, amusingly and entertainingly about the game they loved.

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The origins of the game – sometimes true, sometimes fanciful – are explored as are some of its rituals like the haka. There are amusing tales including that of the four Tibetan boys sent by the Dalai Lama to learn the game at Rugby School. An account of New Zealand scrum-half Chris Laidlaw’s hostile reception at a village fête in Wales. Along with barely believable stories about the game’s hardest men, including the French coach Jean ‘le Sultan’ Sébédio, who used to conduct training sessions wearing a sombrero and wielding a long whip, and ‘Red’ Conway who had his finger amputated rather than miss a game for South Africa.

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