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Saving Rugby Union - The Price of Professionalism

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Saving Rugby Union - The Price of Professionalism

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Author: Ross Reyburn

ISBN: 9781912631322

Publication Date: 15 October 2020

Publisher: Y Lolfa, Tal-y-bont

Format: Paperback, 215x140 mm, 192 pages

Language: English

An unrivalled insight into the sad mismanagement of rugby union in the 25 years since it turned professional, endangering its future at amateur level. The book recounts the history of the early decades as a professional sport, and suggests solutions to the injury crisis and financial apartheid operated by the major northern-hemisphere unions. 19 photographs.

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Author Biography:

Ross Reyburn is a freelance writer and lifelong student of rugby history. He was a feature writer with the London Hampstead & Highgate Express (1967-74) and The Birmingham Post (1975-2003). His previous books include 'Jonah' (JM Dent, 1983), the official biography of squash legend Jonah Barrington co-written with Michael Emery, 'The Great Rivals: Oxford versus Cambridge' (Pitkin, 2010) and 'The Man Who Changed The World of Rugby: John Dawes and the Legendary 1971 Lions Tour' (Y Lolfa), 2013). His freelance features have appeared in 'The Guardian' newspaper and 'History Today' magazine.