Gareth Edwards looks at how rugby has evolved on the field, with ever higher levels of fitness and greater speed, but also asks if rule changes are depriving the game of some of its unique aspects. Talking to players past and present, he provides a portrait of the sport he loves.
Gareth Edwards looks at how rugby has evolved on the field, with ever higher levels of fitness and greater speed, but also asks if rule changes are depriving the game of some of its unique aspects. He questions whether the sport is losing touch with its heartlands and selling its soul. Talking to players past and present such as Keith Wood, Jason Little and Graham Price, he provides a portrait of the sport he loves. He deals with issues such as how rugby has coped with going professional and whether it could return to amateurism, whether the demands of television are destroying the sport, and much else besides.
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It would certainly be a major step forward for rugby union if everyone involved in the game ... was to sit down and read it... A truly special book - David Llewellyn, IndependentThere is a lot here to make rugby administrators sit up and take notice, but will they? - Steve Henley, Sunday Times
About Gareth Edwards
Gareth Edwards played rugby as scrum-half for Cardiff, Wales and the British Lions in the 1960s and 1970s. He is widely regarded as the greatest rugby player of all time, and is now a respected TV commentator.
Tackling Rugby by Gareth Edwards
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