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Rainbow Warrior By Francois Pienaar

Rainbow Warrior
by Francois Pienaar

Francois Pienaar, flanker and captain of South Africa's 1995 World Cup winning side, and coach of the English club side, Saracens, looks back on an eventful career in rugby union and offers his views on the future of the game.
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In this updated edition of his bestselling autobiography, the ex-captain of South Africa and current coach of Saracens, looks back on an eventful career in rugby union and offers his compelling views on the future of the game post-World Cup 1999. His is a fascinating story of a tough Afrikaans upbringing -- how his unique brand of fighting spirit and unquenchable ambition saw him gain, against all odds, the captaincy of his country in Test rugby. In his book he describes in detail the professional era -- that defining period in the history of the game -- and how he was ostracised by the South African board as he negotiated contracts for his players. How did Pienaar influence political and cultural change in South Africa? What are his views on the change from amateurism to professionalism in the sport, both in this country and overseas? Where does he see rugby heading in the new millennium? These and other powerful themes are addressed by Francois Pienaar in his hard-hitting and thought-provoking book, specially updated with Pienaar's first-hand account of the 1999 World Cup and its repercussions on the sport.

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Sku
GOR001198787
Title
Rainbow Warrior
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Year published
Number of pages
384
ISBN 10
0002189062
ISBN 13
9780002189064
Prizes
N/A
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