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Welsh Rugby Captains

Author : Alun Wyn Bevan
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Featuring interviews with every former living Welsh captain, it looks back over their individual successes and disappointments, and the collective achievements of their respective national sides. The book is presented as a series of player profiles, with each captain also contributing new material. With colour photography from the WRU's official photographer, Huw Evans.

The Priceless Gift

Author : Steve Lewis
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In 2004, Colin Charvis created a furore by asking for payment for meeting the press in his capacity as Welsh captain. Previous captains went on record deploring his attitude and even demanded he be removed from the position. Charvis retracted his demands and carried out his duties as captain both on and off the field in the manner expected, but for many the damage had been done. Whether Charvis was right or wrong is a matter of opinion, but the situation was the direct result of rugby entering the professional era. Few who had gone before him had had to contend with such issues. Over 1,000 players have been capped by Wales, but only a relatively small number have been given the honour of leading their country. It is to these men, the heroes and sometimes the villains, that this book is dedicated. From James Bevan in 1881 through to Colin Charvis and Gareth Thomas at the beginning of the twenty-first century, the role of captain has evolved in tandem with both the game itself and the much wider sociological and technological developments that dominated the twentieth century. Now, after 125 years of Welsh rugby, it is time to try to put the record straight. * Who is the most successful Welsh captain? * Why have so many players only had one opportunity to lead their country? * Which position has seen the most captains and, indeed, which the least? * Why were eight different captains chosen for eight consecutive matches? With input from many post-war captains,The Priceless Gift provides answers to these questions and many more in what is an enthralling insight into the Welsh captaincy.

An Illustrated History of Welsh Rugby

Author : James Stafford
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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.

Wales Defeated England

Author : Lynn Davies
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This line from Max Boyce's 'Hymns and Arias' usually elicits delirious applause in the rugby world. It is now the title of a book which looks at the classic matches between the two old foes between 1890 and 2013. Included are Wales vs England matches which featured controversies, such as the 1890 match when Wales were victorious for the first time.

Great Welsh No 10s

Author : Lynn Davies
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An analysis of the contribution of 32 Welsh rugby Number 10s who were selected for their country between 1947 and 1999. The list includes Carwyn James, Barry John, Phil Bennet, Neil Jenkins and many more.

Mike Hall

Author : Mike Hall
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A rare book which has a rugby and a football story to tell. The book gives a personal perspective by a major player on a key period for football in Wales.

Rugby Union in Wales

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 33. Chapters: Oggy Oggy Oggy, List of Wales national rugby union players, Wales national rugby union team, Wales national women's rugby union team, 1999 Rugby World Cup, 1991 Rugby World Cup, Max Boyce, Welsh Rugby Union, Wales rugby union captains, Introduction of regional rugby union teams in Wales, Wooden Spoon Society, 1991 Women's Rugby World Cup, 1980 New Zealand rugby union tour of Wales, Wales national under-20 rugby union team, RGC 1404, Prince of Wales's feathers, Grannygate, Calon Lan, Rugby in Cardiff, Y Clwb Rygbi, Welsh rugby union system, Welsh Rugby Players Association, Wales national under-18 rugby union team, Paul Child, Canada Cup, Wales A national rugby union team, Four Nations Tournament, Rugby Special. Excerpt: List of Wales national rugby union players is a list of players who have represented Wales at rugby union. The list only includes players who have played in a Test match for the senior team. The players are listed in order of chronological appearance for the national team. Players that were first capped during the same match are listed in order of those that began in the starting line up before replacements and then in alphabetical order by surname. Connection Timeout The Wales women's national rugby union team are a national sporting side of Wales, representing them at rugby union. The side first played in 1987. Wales Women have played as a team officially since 5 April 1987 when a Wales Women team, led by the recently retired Liza Burgess, took on an England Women side at Pontypool Park. Prior to 1987, Welsh players were selected to represent Great Britain with the first representative side featuring players from Wales running against France at Richmond Athletic Ground in 1986. Great Britain played as a team on several occasions until 1990, beating Italy in their final match. Wales have...

The Captains

Author : Edward Griffiths
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The Cardiff Book of Days

Author : Mike Hall
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Taking you through the year day by day, The Cardiff Book of Days contains a quirky, eccentric, amusing or important event or fact from different periods of history, many of which had a major impact on the religious and political history of Britain as a whole. Ideal for dipping into, this addictive little book will keep you entertained and informed. Featuring hundreds of snippets of information gleaned from the vaults of Cardiff’s archives, it will delight residents and visitors alike.

The Illustrated London News

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The Parliamentary Debates Hansard

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords
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Red Dragons of Rugby

Author : Terry McLean
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The Priceless Gift

Author : Steve Lewis
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Over 1,000 players have been capped by Wales, but only a relatively small number have been given the honour of leading their country. It is to these men, the heroes and sometimes the villains, that this book is dedicated. From James Bevan in 1881 through to Gareth Thomas and Duncan Jones at the beginning of the twenty-first century, the role of captain has evolved in tandem with both the game itself and the much wider sociological and technological developments that dominated the twentieth century. Now, after more than 125 years of Welsh rugby, it is time to try to put the record straight. Who is the most successful Welsh captain? Why have so many players only had one opportunity to lead their country? Which position has seen the most captains and, indeed, which the least? Why were eight different captains chosen for eight consecutive matches? With input from many post-war captains,The Priceless Gift provides answers to these questions and many more in what is an enthralling insight into the Welsh captaincy.

This Fabulous Century

Author : Peter Luck
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Coaching Review

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The Guardian Index

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Parliamentary Debates Hansard

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
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Belonging The Autobiography

Author : Alun Wyn Jones
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'A true warrior. He demands excellence from himself and others around him. He has had success and disappointment, joy and sadness. People think they know him but unless you read this book you will never know the REAL Alun Wyn Jones.' Warren Gatland 'A once in a generation player & leader and of the all time great Wales and Lions players.’ Sam Warburton 'A brilliant rugby player, an incredible leader, fierce competitor and great person. Combined they give you one of the greatest players of all time. He is a leader in everything he does. In how he plays, how he competes, how he represents where he comes from and in how he treats people. It was an honour it was to play with and against him.' Paul O'Connell ‘Unbelievable player. Magnificent captain. One of the game’s greatest icons.’ James Haskell, former England rugby player 'Alun's consistency over such a long time has been amazing, an incredible career.' Martin Johnson, former England rugby captain and World Cup winner 'An exceptional player and leader of men. One of the best captains I ever played against.' Dylan Hartley, former England rugby captain 'A classic leader of men and a phenomenal rugby player.' Sean Fitzpatrick, former All Blacks captain 'Superman!' Olivier Magne, former French rugby captain Alun Wyn Jones is the most capped rugby player of all time. Seen by many as one of the greatest ever Welsh players, he has won three Grand Slams and two championships for Wales and was named the best player of the 2019 Six Nations Championship. Born in Swansea, AWJ made his test debut for Wales in June 2006 against Argentina, and came to prominence in the 2007 campaign before Wales won the Grand Slam in 2008. And he has not looked back. In March 2009 against Italy he captained the Welsh side for the first time before being selected on the 2009 Lions Tour of South Africa. He was subsequently selected for the 2013 Lions Tour of Australia and the 2017 Lions Tour of New Zealand. On 31 October 2020, against Scotland, he became the most capped rugby player of all time, with 148 caps for Wales and 9 for the Lions. Brilliant, honest and combative, his autobiography, written with Tom Fordyce, is the story of one of the most compelling and singular figures in rugby. Told with unflinching honesty, this is the ultimate book for all fans of the sport.

This World of Rugby

Author : John Thornett
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The Golden Years of Welsh Rugby

Author : Gareth Edwards
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