For the Love of Rugby

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Did you know. . . Who won 152–0 in 2002, the largest margin of victory in an international fixture? The stories behind rugby’s best nicknames, like "Suitcase," "Raspberry," and "The Fun Bus?" How the first-ever "own try" was scored in 2014? It may not always be beautiful, but rugby is a glorious game. Whether you’re a devoted fan, a keen player, or a complete newcomer, there’s no other sport where titans clash with so much heart and soul. Bringing together history, trivia, amusing anecdotes, and fresh insights, this handy volume will be your sweet chariot through the world of the oval ball.


Steven Gauge was introduced to rugby at school, but failed to break out of the 4th XV. He returned to the game aged 35, writing about the experience in My Life as a Hooker, which was shortlisted for the British Sports Book Awards.