How We Beat the All Blacks: The 1971 Lions Speak by John Dawes

How We Beat the All Blacks: The 1971 Lions Speak by John Dawes

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The 1971 British Lions tour of New Zealand was a historic and yet-to-be repeated event: they beat the mighty All Blacks, who were captained by the fearsome Colin Meads and had great players like Sid Going and Ian Kirkpatrick in their team, on their own turf by two Tests to one. After the victorious squad had returned home, the Lions' captain John Dawes had the idea of convening a conference at which key members of his team would discuss the latest trends in rugby and share the fruits of their experience on how they beat the greatest side on earth. The result was one of the most fascinating and original books ever published about the game, which, 34 years on and with a current Lions squad departing for New Zealand under Sir Clive Woodward, Aurum are now re-issuing in a treasurable miniature hardback edition. In some respects this is a touching period piece, about a bygone era of the game when everyone was amateur, sides were away on tour for months - and without the benefit of a vast backroom staff of nutritionists and motivators - and players had one pair of boots (their own) to last a whole tour, and the full-back kicked goals by lovingly building a large mud tee and then punting the ball with his toe.

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SKU GOR001743896
Title How We Beat the All Blacks: The 1971 Lions Speak
Author By (author) John Dawes
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Aurum Press Ltd
Year Published 2005
Number of Pages 160
ISBN 10 1845131452
ISBN 13 9781845131456
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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The 1971 British Lions tour of New Zealand was a historic and yet-to-be repeated event: they beat the mighty All Blacks, who were captained by the fearsome Colin Meads and had great players like Sid Going and Ian Kirkpatrick in their team, on their own turf by two Tests to one. After the victorious squad had returned home, the Lions' captain John Dawes had the idea of convening a conference at which key members of his team would discuss the latest trends in rugby and share the fruits of their experience on how they beat the greatest side on earth. The result was one of the most fascinating and original books ever published about the game, which, 34 years on and with a current Lions squad departing for New Zealand under Sir Clive Woodward, Aurum are now re-issuing in a treasurable miniature hardback edition. In some respects this is a touching period piece, about a bygone era of the game when everyone was amateur, sides were away on tour for months - and without the benefit of a vast backroom staff of nutritionists and motivators - and players had one pair of boots (their own) to last a whole tour, and the full-back kicked goals by lovingly building a large mud tee and then punting the ball with his toe.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001743896
Title How We Beat the All Blacks: The 1971 Lions Speak
Author By (author) John Dawes
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Aurum Press Ltd
Year Published 2005
Number of Pages 160
ISBN 10 1845131452
ISBN 13 9781845131456
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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