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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Random House Australia
Publisher Place: Sydney
Publisher Year: 2003
Description: 506 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout. Lavishly Illustrated With More Than 300 Rarely Seen Photographs.
Publishers Description: From the very first game played by an Australian rugby team against a side from England in 1898 to the last Test match of 2002 in November, this extraordinary book tells the complete story of more than 100 years of Australias involvement in international Test rugby. Superbly designed, printed and bound, with nearly 300 colour and black and white photographs, this fully updated and expanded edition of the only book to cover Austrlias history in Test rugby is the must have commemorative edition for every fan of the game. This revised and updated edition includes the last four years of tests, ready for the onslaught of the World Cup in October and November this year. Arranged in chronological order, each year includes an introduction with anecdotes drawn from hundreds of original interviews conducted by the author, and is followed by an account of each game played in that Test series, detailing the highs and lows as well as the drama, the characters and the humourous moments from 104 years of the game. Ten of the greatest living rugby captains have written individual introductions to the book, and the most thorough statistical section ever published for the game provides every fact and figure any rugby buff could ever want. Throughout the book are also hundreds of rare and iconic photographs never seen before. Peter Jenkins is a senior sportswriter for the Daily Telegraph, having started with the newspaper in 1984 then moving to The Australian for 10 years from 1991.A winner of several awards, including the 1998 and 1999 Print Media Prizes for his coverage of the Australian Rugby Union Test seasons, Peter has been writing about the Wallabies since 1985 and has followed them on almost 30 overseas assignments. He has attended all four World Cups, been a rugby union commentator with Sydney radio station 2UE since 1986 and covered the Atlanta and Sydney Olympics and the Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpour for the News Limited group. Peter has also been the host of the Fox Sports pay-TV program, Main Game.