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Nobody Beats Us By David Tossell

Nobody Beats Us by David Tossell

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Summary

In the 1970s, an age long before World Cups, rugby union to the British public meant Bill McLaren, rude songs and, most of all, Wales. This book interviews many of the key figures of a golden age of Welsh rugby and vividly recreates an unforgettable sporting era.

Nobody Beats Us Summary

Nobody Beats Us by David Tossell

In the 1970s, an age long before World Cups, rugby union to the British public meant Bill McLaren, rude songs and, most of all, Wales. Between 1969 and 1979, the men in red shirts won or shared eight Five Nations Championships, including three Grand Slams and six Triple Crowns. But the mere facts resonate less than the enduring images of the precision of Gareth Edwards, the sublime touch of Barry John, the sidesteps of Gerald Davies and Phil Bennett, the courage of J.P.R. Williams, and the forward power of the Pontypool Front Row and 'Merv the Swerve' Davies. To the land of their fathers, these Welsh heroes represented pride and conquest at a time when the decline of the province's traditional coal and steel industries was sending thousands to the dole queue and threatening the fabric of local communities. Yet the achievements of those players transcended their homeland and extended beyond mere rugby fans. With the help of comedian Max Boyce, the culture of Welsh rugby and valley life permeated Britain's living rooms at the height of prime time, reinforcing the sporting brilliance that lit up winter Saturday afternoons. In "Nobody Beats Us", David Tossell, who spent the '70s as a schoolboy scrum-half trying to perfect the Gareth Edwards reverse pass, interviews many of the key figures of a golden age of Welsh rugby and vividly recreates an unforgettable sporting era.

Nobody Beats Us Reviews

"A belter ... No book better explains why watching Wales was almost a religious experience (*****)" Rugby World

About David Tossell

David Tossell has been a sports journalist for three decades and is Director of European Public Affairs for the NFL. Two of his most recent publications, Grovel! and Bertie Mee, were nominated for British Sports Book awards.

Additional information

GOR011322841
9781845964429
184596442X
Nobody Beats Us by David Tossell
Used - Like New
Hardback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
2009-09-03
304
Short-listed for British Sports Book Awards: Best Rugby Book 2010
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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