Whatever your choice of code, be it League or Union, the brute power of the scrum combined with the elegance and skill of the back line blends to make rugby one of the world’s favourite sports.
The very best rugby writing offers the reader insight into what drives the players to put themselves through the pain match after match. Proud by Gareth Thomas and the Matt Hampson story, Engage by Paul Kimmage, would stand out in any genre as brilliant memoirs dealing with the demons faced by sports people off the pitch.
From the Back of the Bus
Wit and wisdom of rugby
The best rugby union writing
Tales of the Thirteen
Rugby league writing
Rugby league stories of yesteryear