Tony Collins, The Oval World: A Global History of RugbyEvent Website
Rugby has always been a sport with as much drama off the field as on it. For every thrilling last-minute Jonny Wilkinson drop-goal to win the World Cup, or Jonah Lomu rampage down the touchline for a try, there has been a split, a feud, or a controversy. The Oval World is the first full-length, global history of rugby. Prize-winning author Tony Collins explores why the ball is oval and why the sport is popular in France, and not in Germany. His previous books include A Social History of English Rugby Union.
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