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A Game for Hooligans
A Game for Hooligans

A Game for Hooligans

The History of Rugby Union


318 Pages, 5 x 7 1/2

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95)

Publication Date: November 2007

ISBN 9781845962555

Rights: US

Mainstream Publishing (Nov 2007)

Price: $19.95


Rugby union has undergone immense change in the past two decades—introducing a World Cup, accepting professionalism, and creating a global market in players. This book brings the game's colorful story entirely up to date. It covers all of the great games, teams, and players, but also explores the social, political, and economic changes which have affected the course of rugby's development. It is an international history, covering not only Britain and France but also the great rugby powers of the southern hemisphere and other successful rugby nations, including Argentina, Fiji, and Japan. There is also a wealth of anecdotes, including allegations of devil-worship at a Welsh rugby club and an account of the game's contribution to the Cuban Revolution.