Extraordinary but true stories

by John Griffiths

Rugby fans will delight in this extraordinary collection of astonishing but true stories from the past 130 years, which reveal a bizarre and hitherto uncelebrated side to the sport. Here you’ll find, amongst many other bizarre events, the Irish international who arranged his marriage in order to play against England, the match in which a team of top soccer players beat their rugby counterparts at their own game, the riotous encounter that meant that particular fixture was subsequently abandoned for seven years, the international match in which an entire Wales side were sent off and the unknown player who was capped for his country due to an administrative mistake. Rugby’s Strangest Matches is a fascinating compendium that is sure to amuse and entertain.

Price: £6.99
ISBN: 9781905798162
Extent: 320 pages
Format: Paperback
Size: 216 x 138 mm

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