No Borders: Playing Rugby for Ireland - Behind the Jersey Series (Paperback)Tom English (author)
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Fully updated to include Ireland's historic victory over the All Blacks and their 2018 Six Nations Grand Slam.
From Jack Kyle's immortals to Brian O'Driscoll's golden generation, this is the story of Irish rugby told in the players' words.
Celebrated rugby writer Tom English embarks on a pilgrimage through the four provinces to reveal the fascinating and illuminating story of playing test rugby in the emerald green of Ireland - all the glory of victory, all the pain of defeat, and all the craic behind the scenes.But this is more than just a nostalgic look back through the years, it is a searing portrait of the effects of politics and religion on Irish sport, a story of great schisms and volatile divisions, but also as story of the profound unity, passionate friendships and the bonds of a brotherhood.
With exclusive new interview material with a host of Ireland rugby greats, No Borders unveils the compelling truth of what it means to play for Ireland at Lansdowne Road, Croke Park and around the world. This is the ultimate history of Irish rugby - told, definitively, by the men who have been there and done it.
Publisher: Birlinn General
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 987 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 30 mm
Edition: 2018 Grand Slam Edition
'No Borders is a wonderful distillation of the Irish rugby spirit'* Irish News *
'If you've been a fan for decades there's plenty of reminiscing in these stories and you're guaranteed to learn more... and even if you've only found a love for the game on these shores in more recent times I can think of no better way to bring you up to speed'* Harpin' On Rugby *
'Head and shoulders above the rest'* Irish Independent *
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