Rupert Moon's tale has more to it than tries and tackles. As a youngster he struggled academically, loath to waste time with lessons whilst there was a ball outside waiting to be kicked. He came from a family who were passionate about the game of rugby union, and their involvement with the local club at Walsall and its players fired the imagination of a gangly, cumbersome kid. His is a story of belonging and of finding a place where rugby was the very lifeblood of the community. It is also the story of a player whose burgeoning celebrity status threatened to dwarf his many achievements on the fields of play. Away from the mud and glory, Rupert explores the side of rugby the fans seldom see. Alongside a trail of humorous anecdotes, he recalls the drinking sprees, tours, endless training, backstabbing, media exploitation, professionalism, club politics, coaches, comebacks and enduring friendships. This is the story of a man who took his rugby seriously without ever taking himself so. Told with honesty and candour and imbued with his infectious love of life, "Full Moon" is a tale for rugby fans, sports fans and fans of eccentrics wherever they are.
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 212
Weight: 520 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 25 mm