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One of Us By Phil McGowan

One of Us
by Phil McGowan

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From seminal England players like Fred Stokes, loose-head prop in the first ever international rugby match in 1871, to the likes of Lawrence Dallaglio, Johnny Wilkinson and Martin Johnson, key players in the winning 2003 World Cup Squad, Phil McGowan introduces you to the players that forged England's sporting history.
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One of Us: England's Greatest Rugby Players by Phil McGowan

In 2013, England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster embarked on an ambitious project to turn Twickenham Stadium into England Rugby's `sixteenth man'. Drawing upon the rich heritage created by all those who have worn the red rose since the birth of international rugby, he introduced a series of innovations around the stadium, which has since become the most advanced rugby ground in Europe. Inside the England dressing room, a roll of honour records the names of all those to have worn the shirt. Each player, when selected to represent their country, receives a unique number that indicates their place in a tradition that began on 27 March 1871 at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, when the world's first international rugby match took place. The current team are seated around the dressing room according to their position. Behind where each player sits is a list of the ten players per position to have represented England, under the title One of Us. This fascinating book explores the process behind these innovations and details the achievements of those deemed to be England's greatest players.

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About Phil McGowan

Phil McGowan was born and raised in Rochdale and is a sporting and social historian. He graduated from University College London in 2007 and joined the Rugby Football Union later that year. He supplied the introduction to Dai Llewellyn's A Century of Twickenham Legends in 2011 before authoring his own books. In addition he has implemented an award winning education programme and series of special exhibitions for the World Rugby Museum. He is sports history curator at the World Rugby Museum, located underneath the East Stand of Twickenham Stadium. The museum possesses the largest collection of rugby memorabilia in the world.

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One of Us: England's Greatest Rugby Players by Phil McGowan
Phil McGowan
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Amberley Publishing
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