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The Resource Rugby : a New Zealand history, Ron Palenski

Rugby : a New Zealand history, Ron Palenski

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Rugby : a New Zealand history
Title
Rugby
Title remainder
a New Zealand history
Statement of responsibility
Ron Palenski
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Rugby is New Zealand's national sport. From the grand tour by the 1888 Natives to the latest 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 Carisbrook to Eden Park, the story of rugby is New Zealand's story. Rooted in extensive research and highly illustrated with many rare photographs, this book is the defining history of rugby in a land that has made the game its own"--Jacket flap
Cataloging source
NZNB
Dewey number
796.333 PAL
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Rugby : a New Zealand history, Ron Palenski
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Rugby : a New Zealand history, Ron Palenski
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Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • Hardback -Rugby Union is our national sport. From the 1888 'Natives' to the 2011 Rugby World Cup, from games on the Egyptian desert in World War II to matches behind barbed-wire during the 1981 Springbok Tour, from bullrush at the local primary school to heaving crowds outside Eden Park, New Zealanders have made rugby their game. This book is the first history of rugby and the New Zealanders from the game's beginnings in England, through its arrival in New Zealand around 1870 and on to its evolution into our national game. This is a story of how M?ori and then Pacific Islanders made the game their own, how on-going battles around amateurism and South Africa threatened the sport, how national teams, provinces and local clubs shaped the game. But above all it is a story of wing forwards and fullbacks, of Don Clark and Jonah Lomu, of the block of wood and the ABCs, of supporters on the grandstand and crackling radios at 2 a.m. The story of rugby is New Zealand's story. Rooted in extensive research in archives and newspapers, and highly illustrated with many rare photographs and ephemera, this book is the defining history of New Zealanders' relationship with their favourite sport, and the history of rugby in a land that has made the game its own
  • Includes bibliographical references. -"Rugby is New Zealand's national sport. From the grand tour by the 1888 Natives to the latest 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 Carisbrook to Eden Park, the story of rugby is New Zealand's story. Rooted in extensive research and highly illustrated with many rare photographs, this book is the defining history of rugby in a land that has made the game its own"--Jacket flap
Control code
15936266
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Dimensions
28 cm
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Extent
vii, 451 pages
Isbn
9781869408367
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
System control number
  • (NLNZils)1721657
  • (OCoLC)914468768
  • (Nz)15936266
  • (Sirsi) HK_106084

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