LEGENDS OF WORLD RUGBY
A Book of the World’s Great Players from the Amateur Era
Has there ever been a book like this? Not likely! When the famous Welshman Cliff Morgan saw the book, he said: “I have never seen or heard of a book like this with such quality and quantity of autographs. A truly magnificent and rare rugby book. A treasure …”
This limited edition book has been signed by the greatest players from around the world from the amateur era. Colin Meads, Gareth Edwards, David Campese, Barry John, Hugo Porta, Frik du Preez, John Eales, Michael Jones, Naas Botha, Willie John McBride, Tony O’Reilly, Sean Fitzpatrick, Cliff Morgan, Joost van der Westhuizen, Joel Stransky, JPR Williams, Jackie Kyle …
That’s just for starters! Add Mike Gibson, Philippe Sella, Merv Davies, Nick Farr-Jones, Mark Ella, Michael Lynagh, Fergus Slattery … Plus more stars from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s such as Benoit Dauga, Walter Spanghero, Jackie Matthews, Bleddyn Williams, Dickie Jeeps, Jo Maso, Lucien Mias, Nick Shehadie, Pierre Villepreux … There are All Black greats such as Ian Kirkpatrick, Brian Lochore, Sid Going, Kevin Skinner, Grant Fox, Bob Scott, Wilson Whineray and ‘Tiny’ White … Every player signed up for the project!
The mammoth signing task took several years to complete. All Black great Colin ‘Pinetree’ Meads kindly wrote the letter of introduction to these men, detailing the project on behalf of the author. Then from Porta in Buenos Aires, to du Preez in Mafeking, to Sella in Villeneuve Sur Lot, to McBride in Ballyclare, to Scott in Whangamata, to Campese in Durban, to Andy Irvine in Edinburgh, to Edwards in Porthcawl … the journey of the signing material inexorably continued.
Each chapter analyses the contribution the player made to the history of rugby and to his own country’s fortunes. The player’s life since retirement was covered too – and a ‘bio box’ rounds out each player’s coverage. Wonderful photography, with many historic shots, sets off all 100 of these remarkable players’ careers.Only NZ$695 +pp | ORDER YOUR LIMITED EDITION NOW
A Wonderful Presentation
The presentation of Legends reaches new standards:
- The book comes in a handsome presentation – gold lettering on a crazed, leather-look rich-brown colouring. It has padded covers and it sits snugly contained inside a lined ‘cigar box’ (lift-up top) outer shellcase. Believe me, this book is beautiful.
- There is a certificate of authenticity (signed by the author) and a written guarantee that it is restricted to only 533 copies worldwide. Each edition is numbered and there is a money-back guarantee.
ALL the 74 greatest players signed
All of the players have signed each individual book!
ALBALDEJO, PIERRE (FRANCE) BEAUMONT, BILL (ENGLAND) BENNETT, PHIL (WALES) BOTHA, NAAS (SOUTH AFRICA) CAMPESE, DAVID (AUSTRALIA) CARLING, WILL (ENGLAND) CATCHPOLE, KEN (AUSTRALIA) CLAASSEN, JOHAN (SOUTH AFRICA) CONNOR, DES (AUSTRALIA) COTTON, FRAN (ENGLAND) CRAUSTE, MICHEL (FRANCE) DAVIES, GERALD (WALES) DAVIES, MERV (WALES) DAUGA, BENOIT (FRANCE) DUCKHAM, DAVID (ENGLAND) DU PLESSIS, MORNE (SOUTH AFRICA) DU PREEZ, FRIK (SOUTH AFRICA) EALES, JOHN (AUSTRALIA) EDWARDS, GARETH (WALES) ELLA, MARK (AUSTRALIA) FARR-JONES, NICK (AUSTRALIA) FITZPATRICK, SEAN (NEW ZEALAND) FOX, GRANT (NEW ZEALAND), GAINSFORD, JOHN (SOUTH AFRICA) GERBER, DANIE (SOUTH AFRICA) GIBSON, MIKE (IRELAND) GOING, SID (NEW ZEALAND) HASTINGS, GAVIN (SCOTLAND) HORAN, TIM (AUSTRALIA) IRVINE, ANDY (SCOTLAND) JEEPS, DICKIE (ENGLAND) JOHN, BARRY (WALES) JONES, MICHAEL (NEW ZEALAND) KIRKPATRICK, IAN (NEW ZEALAND) KYLE, JACKIE (IRELAND) LAIDLAW, FRANK (SCOTLAND) LOCHORE, BRIAN (NEW ZEALAND) LYNAGH, MICHAEL (AUSTRALIA) MASO, JO (FRANCE) MATTHEWS, JACKIE (WALES) McBRIDE, WILLIE JOHN (IRELAND) McCORMICK, FERGIE (NEW ZEALAND) McGEECHAN, IAN (SCOTLAND) McLAUCHLAN, IAN (SCOTLAND) MEADS, COLIN (NEW ZEALAND) MIAS, LUCIEN (FRANCE) MORGAN, CLIFF (WALES) MULLEN, KARL (IRELAND) MURPHY, NOEL (IRELAND) NEARY, TONY (ENGLAND) O’REILLY, TONY (IRELAND) POIDEVIN, SIMON (AUSTRALIA) PORTA, HUGO (ARGENTINA) PULLIN, JOHN (ENGLAND) QUINNELL, DEREK (WALES) RIPLEY, ANDY (ENGLAND) RISMAN, BEV (ENGLAND) SCOTT, BOB (NEW ZEALAND) SELLA, PHILIPPE (FRANCE) SHEHADIE, NICK (AUSTRALIA) SKINNER, KEVIN (NEW ZEALAND) SLATTERY, FERGUS (IRELAND) SPANGHERO, WALTER (FRANCE) STRANSKY, JOEL (SOUTH AFRICA) TELFER, JIM (SCOTLAND) THORNETT, JOHN (AUSTRALIA) UNDERWOOD, RORY (ENGLAND) VAN DER WESTHUIZEN, JOOST (SOUTH AFRICA) VILLEPREUX, PIERRE (FRANCE) WHINERAY, WILSON (NEW ZEALAND) WHITE, TINY (NEW ZEALAND) WILLIAMS, BLEDDYN (WALES) WILLIAMS, CHESTER (SOUTH AFRICA) WILLIAMS, J P R (WALES).Only NZ$695 +pp | ORDER YOUR LIMITED EDITION NOW