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In Pursuit of Bill

by Lance Peatey



ISBN:9781742571911
Format:Hardcover
Book Size:207 x 143 x 17 mm (Height x Width x Depth)

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The Rugby World Cup is a modern-day phenomenon, and now the third largest international sports event in the world, only eclipsed by the Olympic Games and the Football World Cup. This is all about the pursuit of 'Bill _..

In Pursuit of Bill describes the history of the game, from its beginnings at Rugby School in England to the founding of the modern game, and breaks down each tournament in which countries vie for global dominance to possess The Webb Ellis Cup, affectionately known as Bill, and named after William Webb Ellis, a pupil at Rugby School. This up-to-the-minute second edition will include play-by-plays from the 2011 Rugby World Cup, as well as insights from administrators who shaped the game, anecdotes from legendary players and comprehensive statistics of every tournament played. Drawn from hundreds of interviews with key figures in the game, it is a book for newly initiated rugby fans and devotees of the game they play in heaven. 2011 World Cup results also included.


About the Author

Lance Peatey

From humble beginnings in junior club rugby to a sound early career in rugby in his teenage years, Lance Peatey transferred his passion for the game of rugby to a media career. Lance has held numerous sports media positions in print, online and broadcasting and is is currently Executive Producer of Sport at Ninemsn.