An Illustrated History of Welsh Rugby
Fun, Facts and Stories from 140 Years of International Rugby
5.1 x 7.7 in, b/w throughout
- April 2021
- Temporarily out of stock. Ships in 8-12 weeks.
For almost 140 years the Welsh rugby team has battled proudly on the international stage.
Full of tales of fighting clergymen, poisoned arrows and deathbed confessionals, James Stafford's An Illustrated History of Welsh Rugby takes a unique look at the games, the players, the legends and the myths behind Wales's national game.
Blending fun and facts with trivia and social history, this is Welsh rugby like you've never experienced it before. Brimming with delightful illustrations from Raluca Moldovan and irreverent humour, this book will fascinate young readers and curious adults alike.
An Illustrated History of Welsh Rugby is a big achievement and will frame the game for young readers and curious grown-ups alike. It's earned its place, spine to spine with the rugby historians who inspired its author to fill that gap on the bookshelf for a new generation' ~Carolyn Hitt (Winner of ‘Welsh Sports Journalist of the Year’), Western Mail and Wales Online
A lighthearted, but also weighty, well researched, passionate and fun and serious look at our national game' ~Gary Raymond, Editor at Wales Arts Review on The Review Show BBC Radio Wales
A lot of fun ... I was surprised at how much it packed in' ~Kate North, Chair for Literature Wales on The Review Show on BBC Radio Wales
Just my sort of thing ... I love it ... been my go-to book for the last few weeks. A really, really good book. If you love rugby and history, I really recommend. Fabulous illustrations and really interesting' ~Mike Bubbins, BBC Wales and The Socially Distant Sports Bar
the book underlines ... how rugby and Welsh society are intertwined. An impressive amount of detail has gone into [its] creation' ~Welsh Rugby Union article on wru.co.uk
a must have book on the greatest rugby nation in the world!' ~Sam Roberts - BT, Sky and Channel 5 commentator
Perfect for all ages and beautifully illustrated throughout - an absolute must-have' ~Paul Morgan, Communications Director at Premiership Rugby
an excellent idea, really well done. Irreverant AND informative' ~Luke Upton, Journalist and Bestselling Rugby Author