World Rugby Records

Author: Chris Hawkes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781787390003

Category: Rugby League football

Page: 192

View: 2594

The IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 was magnificent--and World Rugby Records looks back at that exciting event and forward to RWC 2019 in Japan. Fully updated to include the 2016-17 season, it's ideal for fans eager to learn more about international rugby and its great history--including the legendary feats of recent sporting heroes and contemporary stars. Action-packed photos bring the sport to life.
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World Rugby Records

Author: Chris Hawkes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781780978413

Category:

Page: 192

View: 9998

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World Rugby Records 14

Author: Chris Hawkes

Publisher: Carlton Books Limited

ISBN: 9781780975610

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 5521

There is no game on earth quite like rugby: steeped in tradition and supported with fervour, at its best it is a heady mix of brutal physical confrontation, terrifying tackles, deft handling skills, searing pace, pin-point kicking and a gentlemanly handshake at the end of an action-packed 80 minutes. The game has come a long way since the apocryphal moment in 1823 when William Webb Ellis is said to have picked up a ball and run with it on the playing fields of Rugby School. By 2011, and the seventh edition of the IRB Rugby World Cup, it had become one of the most contested and popular sports on the planet. World Rugby Records 2012 is a unique celebration of rugby excellence, featuring not only a host of records from teams and tournaments around the world (in all the game's formats), but also the stories behind them and a series of potted biographies on some of the greatest players ever to have played the game. Whether you are an armchair fan or a Twickenham, Murrayfield or Millennium Stadium regular, it is essential reading for any student of the game.
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World Football Records

Author: Keir Radnedge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781780979960

Category: Soccer

Page: 256

View: 923

Football's profile has never been higher and it continues to grow. World Football Records has been a global bestseller for eight years in a row, and the fully updated and revised ninth edition has the same successful formula, with exciting new features, including updates for all recent major tournaments.
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World Cricket Records

Author: Chris Hawkes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781780978444

Category:

Page: 192

View: 647

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Guinness World Records: Amazing Animals

Packed full of your Most-Loved Animal Friends

Author: Guinness World Records

Publisher: Guinness World Records

ISBN: 1912286246

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 216

View: 9659

Calling all animal lovers! Guinness World Records: Amazing Animals puts the spotlight on the world’s most fur-nomenal creatures, peculiar pets, wacky wildlife, and cute critters. In this action-packed annual, you’ll meet surfing pigs, talking gorillas, and even the world’s largest elephant orchestra! Ever see a dog who thinks he’s Picasso or a bunny who plays basketball? You will now! From the tallest and smallest animals to the most popular social pet-working stars, they’re all here. If it’s activities you want, you’re in for a treat! Create your very own record-breaking animal with our online game, or try making an origami zoo! Test your wildlife knowledge with fun quizzes and puzzles, plus find out if your pet is a secret Einstein with our exclusive IQ tests. For a superlative showcase of the world’s greatest creatures – and a few LOLs along the way – get your paws on Amazing Animals now!
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Rugby World Yearbook 2017

Wooden Spoon

Author: Ian Robertson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782816171

Category:

Page: 160

View: 9996

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Diary of a Rugby Champ

Author: Shamini Flint

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1743313594

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 345

Marcus starts training for rugby at his father's urging with entertaining results.
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Olympic and World Records 2012

Author: Keir Radnedge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781741699821

Category: Olympics

Page: 224

View: 538

The Olympic Games is the biggest sporting event on the planet and has developed beyond all proportion since Frenchman Baron Pierre du Coubertin first mooted the notion of reviving the Ancient Olympic ideal in 1889. The first modern Olympics, held appropriately in Athens in 1896, featured a meagre 241 athletes from 14 countries; by the time the event hits London in 2012, 4,200 athletes from 147 countries will compete in front of a global television audience of 6.7 billion people. In the intervening 114 years, some of the greatest stories in world sport have been written, and names have been etched into sporting folklore. The Olympic Games and World Records Book is a collection of the finest achievements on sport's greatest platform and a celebration of the legends created by some of the most distinguished names in sporting history.
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Winter Colours

Changing Seasons in World Rugby

Author: Donald McRae

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471135403

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 688

View: 6172

Rugby is a sport that means different things to different people around the world. So when award-winning writer Donald McRae set off to take the pulse of the sport soon after the dawn of the professional era, he began to build a portrait of the game that highlighted the contrasts between nations, who may have been united in their love for rugby, but who saw it in very different ways. Featuring in-depth interviews with a range of great players from around the world, including Sean Fitzpatrick, Francois Pienaar and Lawrence Dallaglio among others, Winter Coloursis a compelling account of the culture of rugby as seen by its biggest stars - men who also hold dear the sport's very traditions that make it so special. This is a remarkable piece of writing and is sure to be of interest to all who follow the sport at any level.
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The Little Book of Rugby Facts

Author: Eddie Ryan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781781173275

Category:

Page: 224

View: 2598

Eddie Ryan has gathered together a treasure trove of knowledge about a nation's passion. He charts the history of Irish and world rugby, blending amazing stories and unique facts, records and outstanding achievements.
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A Social History of English Rugby Union

Author: Tony Collins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134023340

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 8390

From the myth of William Webb Ellis to the glory of the 2003 World Cup win, this book explores the social history of rugby union in England. Ever since Tom Brown’s Schooldays the sport has seen itself as the guardian of traditional English middle-class values. In this fascinating new history, leading rugby historian Tony Collins demonstrates how these values have shaped the English game, from the public schools to mass spectator sport, from strict amateurism to global professionalism. Based on unprecedented access to the official archives of the Rugby Football Union, and drawing on an impressive array of sources from club minutes to personal memoirs and contemporary literature, the book explores in vivid detail the key events, personalities and players that have made English rugby. From an era of rapid growth at the end of the nineteenth century, through the terrible losses suffered during the First World War and the subsequent ‘rush to rugby’ in the public and grammar schools, and into the periods of disorientation and commercialisation in the 1960s through to the present day, the story of English rugby union is also the story of the making of modern England. Like all the very best writers on sport, Tony Collins uses sport as a prism through which to better understand both culture and society. A ground-breaking work of both social history and sport history, A Social History of English Rugby Union tells a fascinating story of sporting endeavour, masculine identity, imperial ideology, social consciousness and the nature of Englishness.
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The Rugby Union Quiz Book

Author: Matthew Jones

Publisher: Lolfa

ISBN: 9781784611170

Category:

Page: 128

View: 5811

Here's an opportunity to test the old grey matter. This rugby quiz book contains fifty rounds of ten questions. These reflect some of the fantastic or maybe more unusual moments of rugby from all over the world.
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Football Record Breakers

Author: Clive Gifford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781783123346

Category: Soccer

Page: 128

View: 2440

From the FIFA World Cup and UEFA European Championships to the record-breakers of Series A, the Bundesliga and the Premier League, football's record-breaking stars are here. This book, fully illustrated with 160 colour photographs, is packed with thousands of eye-popping stats about incredible trophy-winning teams and legendary goal scorers from around the globe, and contains all the latest need-to-know facts and figures from the 2016-17 league seasons around the world.
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Rugby Rebel

Discovering History - Uncovering Mystery

Author: Gerard Siggins

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN: 1847177522

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 8398

Eoin Madden’s having a busy term with friend issues, schoolwork and new rugby challenges; he’s been moved up to train with the Junior Cup team, which is hard work, plus there’s trouble in his dormitory as mobile phones start going missing! But as usual there are ghostly goings-on in Castlerock school – what’s the link between Eoin’s history lessons and the new spirit he’s spotted wearing a Belvedere rugby jersey? ... Historical and modern mysteries combine in this intriguing tale of rugby, rebellion and ghosts. 'Beautifully crafted by Siggins, this is a book that will thrill any rugby-mad youngster while delighting sports fans (of any age) with an interest in entertaining storytelling.' Irish Daily Mail on Rugby Warrior
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The World of Football

Author: Keir Radnedge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781780979977

Category: Soccer

Page: 272

View: 936

Celebrate the most popular sport on the planet with this comprehensive coverage of international soccer. Fully illustrated, with graphic information for every entry, The World of Soccer examines the history and development of the game, its legendary players, clubs, international teams, notable coaches, and stadia. It contains all statistics up to and through 2016, and provides in-depth information on the major competitions.
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Guinness World Records 2011

Gamer's Edition

Author: BradyGames

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781405365468

Category: Computer games

Page: 216

View: 5251

The ultimate Guinness World Records book for gamers - now in its fourth edition Pick up the completely updated Guinness World Records, Gamer's Edition 2011 and learn all about amazing computer and video-game record breakers from around the world. You'll find out the highest scores, biggest tournaments, largest cash prizes and most successful games ever. Packed with thousands of high scores and records, a round-up of key events of the video-gaming year - including reviews of new releases, new consoles and the major tournaments - along with detailed game strategies, interviews with professionals, tips and cheats to improve your play, league tables, bizarre facts and incredible video game trivia!
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The World Factbook

Author: Central Intelligence Agency

Publisher: Masterlab

ISBN: 8379912136

Category: Reference

Page: 3100

View: 9406

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. Comprehensive guide full of facts, maps, flags, and detailed information. A must for travellers, businessmen, politicians, and all who wants to know more about our fascinating world. -- We share these facts with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies (From official webpage). Tags: world, guide, facts, almanach
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Guinness World Records 2011

Author: Craig Glenday

Publisher: Bantam Books

ISBN: 0440423104

Category: Reference

Page: 588

View: 1268

Lists records, superlatives, and unusual facts in the areas of fame, the natural world, exploration, technology, remarkable activities, the arts, amusements, and sports.
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Guinness World Records 2015

Author: Craig Glenday

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 1101883804

Category: Reference

Page: 640

View: 2005

Chronicles the evolution of record breaking while incorporating thousands of new entries, including the first band to perform on all seven continents, the most accurate clock, and the world's largest model train store.
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