How to Watch the Rugby World Cup 2011

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Penguin Random House Australia, Apr 27, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 312 pages
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'As comprehensive and entaintaining a book on the World Cup as has ever been written.' Peter Fitzsimons
THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO THE WORLD'S GREATEST RUGBY CONTEST FROM ONE OF THE WORLD'S GREAT RUGBY WRITERS
Since the Rugby World Cup tournament began in 1987, its powerful players, speed-charged runs, soaring kicks, brutal scrums and controversial refereeing decisions have gripped billions of people around the world.
In 2011, the tournament returns to its birthplace, New Zealand, where teams from 20 qualifying nations will battle to win rugby's most coveted prize.
FOR PLAYERS AND COACHES, THIS IS THE ULTIMATE TEST.
Will Robbie Deans bring the Wallabies to glory? Can Graham Henry's All Blacks break their 20-year jinx? Will reigning champions South Africa overcome a season of disasters, or England recapture the brilliance of its 2003 victory? Can France, Argentina, Wales, Scotland or Ireland win for the first time? Will a newly emerging team such as Argentina shock the world? Read this book for the unvarnished truth about key players, national strategies, desperate measures - and the battles and controversies that have fired up past tournaments.
FOLLOW THE ACTION MATCH-BY-MATCH IN RUGBY'S BIGGEST EVER SPORTING EVENT.
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About the author (2011)

Spiro Zavos is recognised as one of the world's most influential rugby writers. A rugby columnist at The Sydney Morning Herald for nearly 25 years and a contributor to the influential sports website The Roar, he has written seven acclaimed books on the sport, including the bestseller How to Watch a Game of Rugby. A first-generation Greek New Zealander, Zavos saw his first rugby test at Wellington's Athletic Park when he was 12 years old, and was struck with a lifelong passion for 'the perfect game: He lives in Sydney with his wife Judy Zavos, a teacher and children's book author. The couple has two sons, Zolton and Zachary.

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