Hard Men of Rugby
Awdur: Luke Upton
Dyddiad Cyhoeddi: 15 Hydref 2020
Cyhoeddwr: Y Lolfa, Tal-y-bont
Fformat: Clawr Meddal, 215x140 mm, 216 tudalen
Straeon dychrynllyd am rai o'r chwaraewyr rygbi mwyaf garw a didostur ar draws y byd ers cyfnod y Rhyfel Byd Cyntaf. Roedden nhw mor ddawnus ag oedden nhw'n danllyd, ac roedd nifer ohonynt yr un mor ddrwgenwog oddi ar y cae ag oedden nhw yn ystod gêem. Yn oes enwi troseddwr, y dyfarnwr teledu a phrawf ar y cyfryngau cymdeithasol, mae'n anodd credu rhai o'u gweithredoedd!
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Foreword by Nigel Owens
Born and bred in South Wales, Luke Upton’s first job was selling match-day lottery tickets for Swansea RFC. He now lives in London, where after working in the sports industry for five years, he is now a business journalist. He co-runs @NotGavHenson, the spoof rugby account now regularly amusing over 41,000 followers on Twitter, and is the author of hilarious satirical rugby novel Absolutely Huge.
The true stories behind 20 of the toughest players to ever play the game, from pre-WWI firebrands to modern-day YouTube sensations. They are shocking, gruesome, often very funny and sometimes tragic, but what unites these men is their total commitment to the sport. Irrespective of size, reputation or opposition, they never took a step back, and many were as lively off the pitch as they were fi ery on it. In our era of citing commissioners, slow-motion replays and trial by social media, some of their actions are hard to believe.
Featuring exclusive interviews with some of the players themselves, insights from former teammates and a foreword from refereeing legend Nigel Owens, if you love the characters that make rugby great, then this is the book for you.