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The largest selection of rugby biographies in the world. Scroll down the page to see the players autobiographies & biographies, all the Welsh, English, All Black, Springbok, Irish, Scottish & French players. All books are second-hand hardbacks in good clean condition with a dust wrapper unless described otherwise. Players are listed in alphabetical order by surname, click on the links below to be taken directly to players with surnames beginning with that letter. 

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Biography Compilations - Australia - British Lions - England - Ireland - New Zealand - Scotland - South Africa - Wales - Various (all countries) 

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Rob ANDREW

England & British Lions

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"A Game and a Half" - Autobiography with Chris Rea

England No 10 whose drop goal knocked the Aussies out of the 1995 RWC, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition 1994 186 pages Ref: bkbipyen-andrew.r.1994 - £15.00

 

Gary ARMSTRONG

Scotland & British Lions

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"Jethart's Here" - Autobiography with Derek Douglas 

Jedforest & Newcastle scrum half capped for Scotland and the British Lions. A second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition.

1st edition 1995 187 pages Ref: bkbipysc-armstrong.g.1995 - £12.00

 

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Neil BACK

England & British Lions

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"Size Doesn't Matter - Neil Back - My Rugby Life" - Autobiography

Awesome Leicester Tigers, England and the British Lions flanker, a secondhand hardback with a dust wrapper in very good condition. 

1st edition 2000 276 pages Ref: bkbipyen-back - £15.00

 

Stuart BARNES

England

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"Smelling of Roses" - Autobiography

England No 10 who played schoolboy rugby for Wales, a secondhand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition 

1st Edition 1994 Pages 206 Ref: TC2-bkbipyen-barnes.s.1994* - £12.00

 

Allan BATEMAN

Neath, Wales & British Lions

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"Allan Bateman - There and Back Again" an autobiography with Paul Rees

A Welsh Rugby Union & League international. British Lion in 1997. Bateman reveals a match fixing scandal in the early 1990s. A second-hand hardback in very good condition

 1st Edition 2001 Pages  191 Ref: bkbipywa-bateman.a.2001- £15.00

 

Bill BEAUMONT

England & British Lions

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Bill Beaumont - "Thanks to Rugby" - Autobiography

England Grand Slam & 1980 British Lions Captain. A second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

 Reprint in 1982  Pages 208  Ref: bkbipyen-beaumont.b.1982 - £15.00

 

Bill BEAUMONT

England & British Lions

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"Bill Beaumont - The Autobiography" 

England Grand Slam & 1980 British Lions Captain. Second biography of this legendary character. 'A British sporting instituation' the Daily Telegraph said of him. A second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

 1st Edition 2003 Pages 346  Ref: bkbipyen-beaumont.b.2003 - £15.00

 

Phil BENNETT

Wales & British Lions

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"Everywhere for Wales" - An Autobiography with Martyn Williams

Great Welsh fly half, captain of the 1977 Lions. A second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition 

1st Edition 1981 Pages   176 Ref: bkbipywa-bennett.p.1981 - £12.00

 

Phil BENNETT

Llanelli, Wales & British Lions

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"Phil Bennett The Autobiography" - with Graham Thomas

Great Welsh fly half, captain of the 1977 Lions and 1978 Wales Grand Slam team. Now a much respected pundit of the game. His second biography. A second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper in very good condition.

1st Edition 2003 312 pages Ref: bkbipywa-bennett.p.2003 - £14.00

 

Derek BEVAN

International Referee from Wales

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"Derek Bevan - The Man in the Middle" - autobiography with Owen Jenkins

Welsh international referee, holds the record for the most matches controlled including 1991 Rugby World Cup Final. A second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper

1st Edition 2001 Pages 160  Ref: bkbirfwa-bevan.d.2001 - £15.00

 

Steve BLACK

Fitness coach, Newcastle, Wales & British Lions

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"Blackie" - Steve Black with Arthur McKenzie

From bouncing in the pubs of Newcastle to the fitness coach on the British Lions 2001 tour of Australia, the Steve Black story tells all. Foreword by Jonny Wilkinson ' Blackie is an inspirational character with a totally unique gift. He is a true friend  

1st Edition 2004 Pages 240 Ref: TC4-bkbichwa-black.s.2004* - £14.00

 

Naas BOTHA

South Africa

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"The Golden Boot Tribute"

A booklet for a testimonial dinner to celebrate the career of Naas Botha, a second-hand 26 page booklet in good condition, SIGNED TO THE FRONT COVER by NAAS BOTHA.

published in 1988 Pages 26 Ref: blbisapy-botha.n-au -  £65.00

 

Zinzan BROOKE

New Zealand

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 Zinny with Alex Veysey

Extrovert All Black No 8, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in very good condition

1st Edition 1995 Pages  232 Ref: bkbipynz-brooke.z.1995 - £25.00

 

RH BRUCE LOCKHART

Scottish interest

"My Scottish Youth" by RH Bruce Lockhart

The authors younger brother and two nephews played for Scotland. This account of his youth includes the memories of a Calcutta Cup match and many other references to rugby football. A  second-hand hardback, no dust wrapper, in good condition 

1st Edition 1937 Pages 372 Ref: bkbipysc-lockhart.b.1937 -cqnnduwp - £65.00

 

RH BRUCE LOCKHART

Scottish interest
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"Giants Cast Long Shadows" by RH Bruce Lockhart

includes a chapter on Scottish International KG Mcleod, a fascinating read, a second-hand hardback, with dust wrapper in very good condition 

1st Edition 1937 Pages 372 Ref: bkbipysc-lockhart.b.1960.giants £65.00

 

Frank BUNCE

Walter LITTLE

New Zealand

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"Midfield Liaison by Bob Howitt

The story of an All Black centre partnership, small piece missing from first blank page, a second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper in good condition.

1st Edition 1996 236 pages Ref: bkbipynz-bunce.little - £19.00

 

Frank BUNCE

Walter LITTLE

New Zealand

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"Midfield Liaison by Bob Howitt

The story of an All Black centre partnership, small piece missing from first blank page, a second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper in good condition. SIGNED BY BUNCE & LITTLE

1st Edition 1996 236 pages Ref: bkbipynz-bunce.little-au2 - £40.00

 

Mike BURTON

England & British Lions

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" Never Stay Down" - Autobiography with Steve Jones

Prop forward turned Millionaire Entrepreneur. An excellent read especially his chapter on Wales and the hard men. A second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition. 

 1st Edition 1982 Pages  186 Ref: bkbipyen-burton.m.1982 - £15.00

 

"A Sporting Century 1863 - 1963" by Anne Pallent
This book focuses on the athletics, cricket and rugby careers of Anne Pallent's grandfather George Pallent Butcher and father Ted Butcher, well illustrated with memorabilia from their careers, a rare publication, a secondhand paperback in good condition - SIGNED by Anne Pallent 
1st Edition: 1997 192 pages Ref: PL44-pbbipymi-butcher -  £25.00

 

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David CAMPESE

Australia

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"On A Wing and a Prayer" - autobiography

Australia's great wing, one of the most entertaining players ever. A second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition 

1st Edition 1991 Pages 175  Ref: bkbipyas-campese.d.1991 -  £20.00

 

Will CARLING

England & British Lions

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"Will Carling" - The Authorised Biography, by David Norrie

England Grand Slam captain, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

 1st Edition 1993 Pages  192 Ref: bkbipyen-carling.w.1993.norrie - £14.00

 

Will CARLING

England & British Lions

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"Will Carling" - The Authorised Biography, by David Norrie

England Grand Slam captain, updated version to include Carling's verdict on the 1995 Rugby World Cup. A second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

 This Edition 1995 Pages  192 Ref: bkbipyen-carling.w.1995.norrie - £15.00

 

Will CARLING

England & British Lions

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"My Autobiography" with Paul Ackford

The autobiography of England Grand Slam captain written together with a member of his team, second row turned journo Paul Ackford. A second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition 

1st Edition 1998 Pages 312 Ref: bkbipyen-carling.w-1998.ackford - £12.00

 

Will CARLING 

England & British Lions

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"My Autobiography" with Paul Ackford

The autobiography of England Grand Slam captain written together with a member of his team, second row turned journo Paul Ackford. A second-hand hardback with d/w in good condition.  - SIGNED COPY 

1st Edition 1998 Pages 312 Ref: TL5-bkbipyen-carling.ackford-au - £20.00

 

Will CARLING

England & British Lions

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"Carling - A Man Apart" by Peter Bills

Unauthorised biography. A second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition 

1st Edition 1993 Pages 254 Ref: bkbipyen-carling.w.1993.bills - £12.00

 

Will CARLING

England & British Lions

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"Will Carling - Captain's Diary" by Peter Bills

A look a Will Carling's career during his intial reign as captain of England. A second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition.

1st Edition 1991 Pages 161 Ref: TC4-bkbipyen-carling.w.1991.bills- £9.00 

 

Mike CATT

England & British Lions

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"The Quest for the Ultimate Grand Slam" Mike Catt & Leonard Stall

The ups and downs of Catt's year with Bath and England, includes England's 1995 Grand Slam and Rugby World Cup

1st Edition 1995 Pages 192 Ref: TC4-bkbipyen-catt.m.1995* -  £10.00

 

Mike CATT

England & British Lions

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"Mike Catt - Landing on my Feet - My Story" by Mike Catt

Biography of South African born Bath & England player, includes England's 2007 Rugby World Cup campaign. A secondhand hardback in excellent condition

1st Edition 2007 Pages 354 Ref: bkbipyen-catt.m.2007 -  £16.00

 

CHILCOTT, Gareth

England & British Lions

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"Cooch - Mr Chilcott to You" - Autobiography with Tony Ferrand

Bath prop forward and funny man, reminiscences and opinions, an entertaining read, a second-hand hardback with illustrated boards in good condition

1st Edition 1990 Pages 74 Ref: bkbipyen-chilcott - £12.00

 

Robert COLLIS

Ireland
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"The Silver Fleece" - Autobiography

A pupil at Rugby School, Collis became a Cambridge Blue who represented Ireland as a hooker 7 times in the 1920s. A second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper, the top left hand corner is missing from the wrapper which also has some other tears. 

This Edition 1937 290 pages Ref: bkbipyir-collis.r.1937.cqduwpto - £85.00

 

Fran COTTON

England & British Lions

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"Fran" autobiography of Fran Cotton

Autobiography of 1997 Lions tour manager and 4 times Lions tourist, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition 1981 Pages 192 Ref: TC4-bkbipyen-cotton.f.1981* -  £16.00

 

Christian CULLEN

New Zealand

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"Life on the Run" by John Matheson

Wonderful All Black full back, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

published in 2003 Pages  207 Ref: bkbipynz-cullen.c.2003 - £28.00

 

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Lawrence DALLAGLIO

England & British Lions

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"Diary of a Season" by Lawrence Dallaglio 

A look at the 1996/7 season with the Wasps, England and British Lions flanker. Includes the 1997 England Triple Crown season and the 1997 British Lions tour.  A second-hand paperback in good condition 

1st Edition 1997 230 Pages   Ref: bkbipyen-dallaglio.l.1997 -  £12.00

 

Lawrence DALLAGLIO

England & British Lions

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"Lawrence Dallaglio - It's in the Blood - My Life" by Lawrence Dallaglio 

Autobiography of this legendary England flanker, includes the full story of the 2007 England RWC campaign  

1st Edition 2007 446 Pages   Ref: TL8-bkbipyen-dalldaglio.l.2007* -  £16.00

 

Lawrence DALLAGLIO

England & British Lions

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Lawrence Dallaglio "An Illustrated history" 

A pictorial look at the career of England flanker, published for his testimonial season in 2004. Foreword by Sir Steve Redgrave  

1st Edition 2004 140 pages Ref: bkbipyen-dalldaglio.l.2004 -  £15.00

 

Tommy DAVID

Wales & British Lions

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Tommy David - "He Velly Big Man" by Dan O'Neil, 

Pontypridd & Llanelli flanker who toured South Africa with 1974 Lions, illustrated by Gren. A second-hand hardback with illustrated boards in good condition 

1st Edition 1983 Pages 91 Ref: bkbipywa-david.t.1983 -  £19.00

 

Bryan 'Yogi' DAVIES

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"The Scrum that Changed my Life" - with Elfyn Pritchard

Five minutes into a rugby match between Bala & Nant Conwy on 21 April 2007, the first scrum collapsed leaving Bala Hooker, Bryan 'Yogi' Davies with life-changing injuries, a broken neck and damaged lungs. This book tells the story of his life before the accident and his heroic fight for survival following the scrum that changed his life. "One of the saddest and most inspirational sports autobiographies you'll ever read". A second-hand paperback in very good condition.

1st Edition 2013 191 pages Ref: pbbipy-davies.b.yogi.2013 - £8.00

 

Gareth DAVIES

Wales & British Lions

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"Standing Off" - Autobiography

Welsh No 10, a secondhand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition 

1st Edition 1986

Pages  176

Ref: TC2-bkbipywa-davies.gareth.1986* - £10.00

 

Gerald DAVIES

Wales & British Lions

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"An Autobiography" - Gerald Davies

Legendary Welsh wing who scored a record number of tries. A second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

 1st Edition 1979 Pages 160  Ref: bkbipywa-davies.gerald.1979 -  £9.00

    

Gerald DAVIES 

Wales & British Lions

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"An Autobiography" Wales & Lions winger

Legendary Welsh wing who scored a record number of tries. A second-hand hardback with d/w in good condition - SIGNED BY GERALD DAVIES

 1st Edition 1979 Pages 160  Ref: bkbipywa-davies.gerald.1979-au  £25.00

 

Gerald DAVIES

Wales & British Lions

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"Welsh Rugby Scrapbook" by Gerald Davies

Legendary Welsh wing who scored a record number of tries. A look at Welsh rugby in the 1970s through the eyes of Gerald Davies. A second-hand paperback in very good condition

 1st Edition 1983 112 pages Ref: pbbipywa-davies.gerald.1983 - £7.50

 

Jonathan DAVIES

Wales

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"Jonathan" An autobiography with Peter Corrigan

First biography of this great Welsh No 10 who also became a rugby league legend. Returned to union to play for Cardiff & Wales, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

 1st Edition 1989 Pages  205 Ref: bkbipywa-davies.j.1989 - £15.00

 

Jonathan DAVIES

Wales

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"Code Breaker" with Peter Corrigan, 

Part 2 of the story of union & league star, one of the most gifted players ever to pull on the red jersey of Wales, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition 1996 Pages 216 Ref: TC4-bkbipywa-davies.j.1996 -  £14.00

 

Mervyn DAVIES

London Welsh, Swansea, Wales & British Lions

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"Mervyn Davies Number 8" - autobiography with David Parry-Jones

Biography of great 1970s Welsh & British Lions No 8. A second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in very good condition.

1st Edition 1977 208 pages Ref: bkbipywa-davies.m.1977  £15.00

 

Mervyn DAVIES

London Welsh, Swansea, Wales & British Lions

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"In Strength and Shadow - The Mervyn Davies Story" - autobiography with David Roach

Biography of great 1970s Welsh & British Lions No 8. A second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper in good condition.

1st Edition 2004 224 pages Ref: bkbipywa-davies.m.2004 - £15.00

 

Terry DAVIES

Llanelli,  Wales & British Lions

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"Terry Davies - Wales's First Superstar Fullback" with Geraint Thomas 

Terry Davies, reveals the truth about his life in rugby in the 1950s The book tells of the remarkable life story of the Lions star, encompassing his childhood in Llanelli, learning rugby in Strade School, making his debut as a schoolboy for Swansea, entering the Royal Marines and winning his first cap before going on to become a household name. From the highs of touring New Zealand and beating the All Blacks in their own back yard to the lows of a career-threatening shoulder injury. A secondhand paperback book in very good condition

1st edition 2016 248 pages Ref: pbbipywa-davies2016thomas  - £10.00

 

John DAWES

London Welsh, Wales & British Lions

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"The Man Who Changed the World of Rugby" by Ross Reyburn 

The rugby career of the 1971 Wales Grand Slam and British Lions victorious teams. Updated edition a secondhand paperback book in very good condition

Revised edition 2016 248 pages Ref: pbbipywa-dawes2016reyburn  - £10.00

 

Matt DAWSON

England & British Lions

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"Nine Lives - The Autobiography" - autobiography with Alex Spink

Successful England scrum half and member of the 2003 World Cup winning team, his try clinched victory for the 1997 Lions. A second-hand hardback with d/w in good condition

1st Edition 2004 Pages  384 Ref: bkbipyen-dawson.m  £16.00

 

Colin DEANS

Scotland & British Lions

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"You're a Hooker Then" - Autobiography

Scottish hooker, captained the British Lions in their fixture against the Rest of the World in 1986. A second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition 

1st Edition 1987 Pages  224 Ref: bkbipysc-deans.c.1987 - £15.00

 

Phil DE GLANVILLE

England

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"A Whole New Ball Game"  - an autobiography with Leonard Stall

England centre & captain. A second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition 

1st Edition 1997 Pages 192  Ref: bkbipyen-de.glanville.p.1997 -  £10.00

 

Sam DOBLE

Moseley & England

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"A Man For All Seasons" 

Sam Doble was a Moseley and England full back who tragically lost his life to cancer at the age of 33. This booklet was published as a programme for a memorial match, Moseley v Invitation XV (British Lions XV) with a single sheet insert listing the teams. A second-hand booklet without the teamsheet, there is creasing around the edges of the booklet. 

published in 1977 30 pages Ref: blbienpy-doble.s - £10.00

 

Wade DOOLEY

England & British Lions

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"The Tower and the Glory - The Wade Dooley Story" with Gerry Greenberg

Dooley, a 6'8" second row played his club rugby with English 4th Division team Preston Grasshoppers then successfully made the jump to international rugby for England  winning 50 caps in the process. First capped in 1985 his career for the national team included the Grand Slam seasons of 1991 & 1992. He toured Australia in 1989 with the British Lions and was a member of the successful teat team. First published in 1992, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition. 

This Edition 1992 192 pages Ref: bkbipyen-dooley - £17.00

 

Mick DOYLE

Ireland & British Lions

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"Doyler" - Autobiography

A second-hand paperback in good condition 

published in 1991 Pages 194 Ref: pbbipyir-doyle.m.1991 - £20.00

 

David DUCKHAM

England & British Lions

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"Dai for England"  - an autobiography

A Coventry & England centre & winger whose spellbinding sidestep was arguably the greatest ever. Take time out if you can to reply his runs while playing for the Barbarians against the All Blacks in 1973. Duckham toured with the successful 1971 British Lions playing in 3 of the 4 tests, The book covers the period 1967-77 highlighting England's failures and successes in this period. A second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition 

1st Edition 1980 223 pages  Ref: bkbipyen-duckham.1980 -  £16.00

 

Frik Du PREEZ

South Africa

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"Frik du Preez" by L Gouws

South African forward voted one of the greatest of all time. Text in Afrikaans. A very difficult book to obtain. A second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition 

1st Edition 1971 Pages 230 Ref: bkbipysa-dupreez.f.1971 -  £65.00

 

Sir Edward DUNLOP

Australia

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 Weary - The Life of Sir Edward Dunlop by Sue Ebury

Fascinating biography of Australian international 1932-34, includes an interesting account of how 'Weary' was targeted by the All Blacks 'hit men'. During World War II he set up hospitals while he was held prisoner of war by the Japanese. A monumental work in which Dunlop has co-operated fully with the author. A second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition 

1st Edition 1994 Pages 709 Ref: bkbipyas.dunlop.e.1994 - £65.00

 

DWYER, Bob

Australia - coach

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"The Winning Way" autobiography of Bob Dwyer

Australia’s 1991 World Cup Winning coach, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition 1992 Pages 198 Ref: bkbichas-dwyer - £20.00

 

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EALES, John

Australia

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"John Eales - The biography" - by Peter Fitzsimmons 

The man who has achieved everything possible in rugby football including captaining the 1999 Wallabies to victory in the Rugby World Cup. - SIGNED by JOHN EALES 

published in 2001 Pages 360  Ref: bkbipyas-eales-au -  £45.00

 

Gareth EDWARDS

Cardiff, Wales & British Lions

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"Gareth" An Autobiography

Often voted the greatest rugby player of all time, this Welsh scrum half. Edwards was a powerhouse and unstoppable from the base of the scrum, a member of the all conquering 1971 and 1974 British Lions and who can forget that try against the All Blacks for the Barbarians. A second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

Published in 1978

Pages 176 Ref: bkbipywa-edwards.g.1978 - £12.00

 

Gareth EDWARDS

Cardiff, Wales and British Lions

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"Gareth Edwards' most memorable matches" 

Published by Stanley Paul this book covers most of Edwards' career with particular emphasis on his appearances for Wales. A second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition. 

1st Edition 1984 Pages 109 Ref: bkbipywa-edwards.g.1984 - £9.00

 

Gareth EDWARDS

Cardiff, Wales & British Lions

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"Gareth Edwards - The Autobiography"

Still voted the greatest player of all time. A second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper in very good condition

1st Edition 1999 Pages 282 Ref: bkbipywa-edwards.g.1999 -  £12.00

 

ELLA, Mark, Gary & Glen

Australia

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Ella, Ella, Ella by B Harris

The life story of the brilliant Wallaby Ella brothers Gary, Glen and Mark of the 1980s. A second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition.

 1st Edition 1984 128 pages Ref: bkbipyasgp3-ella.1984 -  £28.00

 

Ieuan EVANS

Wales & British Lions

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"Bread of Heaven" with Peter Jackson

At one time Evans was the most capped Welshman and had scored the most tries for Wales. A wonderful player, he scored a try for the Lions against Australia in 1989 after Campo's error, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in very good condition 

1st Edition 1995 Pages 224 Ref: bkbipywa-evans.i.1995 - £12.00

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Nick FARR-JONES

Australia

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"Nick Farr-Jones" by Peter Fitzsimmons

Wallabies World Cup Winning Captain, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition 1993 Pages 285 Ref: TC4-bkbipyas-farr.jones.n.1993* - £20.00

 

Sean FITZPATRICK

New Zealand

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"Turning Point" - Autobiography with Duncan Johnstone
2nd biography of this popular All Black captain, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition
1st Edition 1998 Pages 223 Ref: bkbipynz-fitzpatrick.turning.pt - £29.00

   

 

Peter FITZSIMMONS

Australia

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"Basking in Beirut and Other Adventures" - by Peter Fitzsimmons

Semi-autobiographical musings by this Wallaby lock who played five seasons in France. A second-hand paperback in good condition

 1st Edition 1991 Pages 168 Ref: bkbipyas-fitzsimmons.p.1991-  £20.00

 

Grant FOX

New Zealand

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"The Game, The Goal" with Alex Veysey

Life story of this All Black points machine, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition 1992 Pages 215 Ref: bkbipynz-fox.g.1992 -  £20.00

 

Ray FRENCH

England

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"My Kind Of Rugby" - Autobiography

Autobiography of English Union & League international. A second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition 

1st Edition 1979 Pages  Ref: bkbipyen-french.r.1979 -  £12.00

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John GALLAGHER

New Zealand

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"The World's Best Rugby Player ?" an autobiography with Chris Brown & Alan McColm

All Black full back who joined the Rugby League ranks. A second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition.

 1st Edition 1991 Pages 188 Ref: bkbipynz-gallagher.j.1991 -  £12.00

 

Scott GIBBS

Neath, Swansea, Wales & British Lions

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"Getting Physical"  - Autobiography with David Lawrenson 

Wales & British Lions star who also made it big in rugby league, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition. 

1st Edition 2000 186 Pages Ref: TC5-bkbipywa-gibbs.s.2000  £16.00

   

 

Sid GOING

New Zealand

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"Super Sid - the story of a great All Black" by Bob Howitt 
Great All Black half back of the 1960's & 70s, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper, in good condition
1st Edition 1978 Pages 288 Ref: bkbipynz-going1978super - £19.00

 

Ray GRAVELL

Llanelli, Wales & British Lions

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"Grav" - an autobiography with Lyn Jones

Autobiography of this popular Llanelli & Wales centre, text in Welsh, a second-hand paperback in very good condition.

Published in 1986

Pages 188 Ref: pbbipywa-gravell.1986 - £25.00

 

J.E. GREENWOOD

England

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"A Cap for Boots" - Autobiography by J E Greenwood
England international 1912 - 1920, President of the RFU 1935 - 37, director of Boots the Chemist. The book covers Greenwood's rugby career as well as his business interests, wartime service and public service as a Justice of the Peace. A secondhand hardback with small tears in dust wrapper, generally in good condition
1st Edition 1977 Pages 253 Ref: bkbienpy-greenwood1977cap - £20.00

 

Will GREENWOOD 

Leicester, England & British Lions

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"Will - The Autobiography of Will Greenwood"

Member of England's 2003 World Cup winning team. A second-hand hardback with d/w in good condition

1st Edition 2004 Pages  237 Ref: bkbipyen-greenwood.w  £16.00

 

Jeremy GUSCOTT

Bath, England & British Lions

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"At the Centre" - Autobiography 

England & Lions match winner. A second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

 1st Edition 1995 Pages 247 Ref: bkbipyen-guscott.j.1995 - £14.00

 

Jeremy GUSCOTT

Bath, England & British Lions

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"Jeremy Guscott - An Autobiography"

Brilliant centre from Bath whose dropped goals often clinched the big games. A second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

Published in 2001 Pages 280  Ref: bkbipyen-guscott.j.2001  -  £18.00 

 

Jeremy GUSCOTT

Bath, England & British Lions
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Jeremy Guscott - "A Pictorial Tribute"

England & Lions match winner. A second-hand hardback with illustrated boards in good condition

 1st Edition 2000 Pages 130 Ref: bkbipyen-guscott.j.2000-ph - £14.00

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Andy HADEN

New Zealand

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"Boots’n all" - Autobiography of Andy Haden

Famous New Zealand line out diver. A second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition. 

1st Edition 1983 Pages 247 Ref: bkbipynz-haden.a.1983.boots - £10.00

 

Andy HADEN

New Zealand

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"Lock Stock & Barrell" - Autobiography

part 2 of the Andy Haden story, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition 1988 Pages 232 Ref: bkbipynz-haden.a.1988.lock - £14.00

 

Adrian HADLEY 

Cardiff, Sale Sharks & Wales

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"Codes of Misconduct" An autobiography with Geoff Green

Subtitled "birds booze and brawls - my life in international rugby. Hadley starred in wales' 1988 Triple Crown side, scoring a brace of tries in the victory at Twickenham before going North to Salford. He returned to union with the Sale Sharks side, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition.

1st Edition 2001 Pages 235 Ref: TC5-bkbipywa-hadley.a.2001* - £15.00

   

 

Mike Hall

Cardiff & Wales

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"The Mike Hall Story" with Hamish Stuart 

The Mike Hall Story is one of the most fascinating books about Welsh sport. For the first time, the full, true story behind two of the biggest changes in Welsh rugby and football is told in this truly unique book. It reveals new details about how the Cardiff City Stadium was built, the controversial role of former club owner Sam Hammam, and how close to failure the project was on many occasions. Hall is a former captain of Cardiff and Wales, so there are many new stories from the world of rugby - including how close Wales came to being the base for a Packer-circus style pair of professional rugby franchises in Cardiff and Swansea, rather than the current regional system.
A secondhand paperback book very good condition. (AS NEW)

1st edition 2014 204 pages Ref: pbbipywa-hall.m.2014  - £9.00

 

Dusty HARE

Leicester, England & British Lions

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"Dusty", with David Norrie

great goal kicking full back. A second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition 

1st Edition 1985 Pages 208 Ref: bkbipyen-hare.d.1985 - £12.00

 

Iestyn HARRIS

Cardiff & Wales

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"Iestyn Harris - There and Back" - autobiography

A rugby league legend who joined the union ranks for a short period to play for Wales and then went back to league again.  

1st Edition 2005 Pages 223 Ref: TC5-bkbipywa-harris.i.2005 - £17.00

 

John HART

New Zealand coach

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"Straight from the Hart" by Paul Thomas

NZ coach's biography. A second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition 

1st Edition 1993 Pages 280 Ref: bkbichnz-hart.j.1993 -  £16.00

 

John HART

Coach, New Zealand

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"Change of Hart" by Paul Thomas

Part 2 of NZ coach's biography, a secondhand hardback book with a dust wrapper in very good condition. SIGNED "John - with Best Wishes - JOHN HART"

1st edition 20 2 pages Ref: bkbichnz-hart1997change-au-john  - £17.00

 

Gavin HASTINGS

Scotland & British Lions

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"High Balls & Happy Hours" - Autobiography with Clem Thomas

1993 British Lions captain, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition.

1st Edition 1994 192 pages  Ref: bkbipysc-hastings.g.1994 - £12.00

 

Scott HASTINGS

Scotland & British Lions

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"Great Scott" - Autobiography

Scottish centre and brother to Gavin, a second-hand hardback with d/w in good condition.

1st Edition 1996 Pages 190 Ref: bkbipysc-hastings.s - £15.00

 

Graham HENRY

Wales, NZ & Lions  coach

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"The X Factor" by Graham Henry

Auckland, Wales, British Lions & New Zealand coach, published just after his most successful period with Wales. A second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition.

1st Edition 1999 Pages 232 Ref: bkbichwa-henry.g.1999 -  £17.00

 

Graham HENRY

Wales, NZ & Lions  coach

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"The X Factor" by Graham Henry

Auckland, Wales, British Lions & New Zealand coach, published just after his most successful period with Wales. A second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition. - SIGNED by GRAHAM HENRY

1st Edition 1999 Pages 232 Ref: bkbichwa-henry.g.1999-au -  £19.00

 

Gavin HENSON

Wales & British Lions

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"My Grand Slam Year" - Gavin Henson with Graham Thomas

The Welsh Grand Slam year and British Lions tour of NZ seen through the eyes of Wales' golden boy, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in excellent condition

1st Edition 2005 Pages 218 Ref: bkbipywa-henson.g.2005 - £16.00

  

Gavin HENSON

Wales & British Lions

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"My Grand Slam Year" - Gavin Henson with Graham Thomas  

The Welsh Grand Slam year and British Lions tour of NZ seen through the eyes of Wales' golden boy, a second-hand hardback with d/w in excellent condition - SIGNED by GAVIN HENSON

1st Edition 2005 Pages 218 Ref: TL5-bkbipywa-henson-au - £25.00

   

 

Allan HEWSON

New Zealand

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"For the Record" by Ian Gault

Former points scoring world record holder, All Black full back,  a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

 1st Edition 1984 Pages 240  Ref: bkbipynz-hewson.allan.1984 -  £18.00

 

Richard HILL

England & British Lions

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"Richard Hill - The Autobiography"

England & British Lions flanker.

1st Edition 2006 Pages 307 Ref: bkbipyen-hill.r.2006 - £16.00

 

Terry HOLMES

Wales & British Lions

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"My Life In Rugby" - An Autobiography

Able successor to Gareth Edwards, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition.

1st Edition 1988 Pages 182 Ref: bkbipywa-holmes.t.1988 -  £10.00

 

Lynn HOWELLS

Pontypridd, Cardiff, Celtic Warriors & Wales Coach

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"Lynn Howells - Despite the Knock Backs" an autobiography with Roger Hughes

Brought up in the Rhondda Valley, Lynn Howells went on to coach rugby at the highest level. This is his story, the ups and downs including the turbulent 2002-3 season where he coached the celtic warriors for their one and only regional season. A new paperback book 

 published in 2012 287 pages Ref: FAC-pbbichwa-howells.l.2012- £9.95

 

Rob HOWLEY

Wales & British Lions

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"Number Nine Dream" - Autobiography of Rob Howley with Graham Clutton
Wales scrum half, scorer of the last try at Cardiff Arms Park, a second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper in good condition.
1st Edition 1999 207 pages Ref: bkbipywa-howley - £16.00

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Andy IRVINE

Scotland & British Lions

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"Andy Irvine - An Autobiography"

Scotland and British Lions full back / winger, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition 1985 Pages 212 Ref: bkbipysc-irvine.a.1985 - £18.00

 

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Carwyn JAMES

Llanelli, Wales (player)  & British Lions coach

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"Carwyn - A Personal Memoir" - by Alun Richards

Rare biography of Welsh outside half who went on to become one of the greatest coaches the game has ever seen. He was the mastermind behind the 1971 British Lions series victory in New Zraland and Llanelli's great victory over the All Blacks in 1972, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition.

1st Edition 1984 Pages 165 Ref: bkbiwapy-james.c.richards - £45.00

 

Carwyn JAMES

Llanelli, Wales (player)  & British Lions coach

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"Carwyn - Un o'fois y Pentre" - with John Jenkins

Rare biography of Welsh outside half who went on to become one of the greatest coaches the game has ever seen. He was the mastermind behind the 1971 British Lions series victory in New Zraland and Llanelli's great victory over the All Blacks in 1972, text in Welsh, a second-hand paerback in good condition.

1st Edition 1983 Pages 196 Ref: pbbiwapy-james.c.jenkins - £49.00

 

Garin JENKINS

Wales

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"In the Eye of the Storm" - An Autobiography with Gareth Roberts
Autobiography of controversial Welsh hooker and most capped Welsh forward, tells the inside story of Welsh rugby in the 1990s, a, second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition
1st Edition 2000 208 pages Ref: bkbipywa-jenkins.garin -  £15.00

 

Neil JENKINS

Wales & British Lions

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"Life at Number 10" - Autobiography of Neil Jenkins with Paul Rees
World Record points scorer, first player over 1000 points in international rugby, a second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper in very good condition
1st Edition 1998 Pages 191 Ref: bkbipywa-jenkins.neil - £15.00

   

 

Barry JOHN

Wales & British Lions

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"The Barry John Story - An Autobiography"

Gifted fly half, known as the "King" his brilliance reigned supreme during the 1971 Lions tour of New Zealand, a second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper, the dust wrapper has some nicks & tears to the edges.

Published in 1974 Pages 190 Ref: bkbipywa-john.b.1974 - £16.00

 

Barry JOHN

Wales & British Lions

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"The King" - An Autobiography with Paul Abbandonato, foreword by George Best

Gifted fly half, known as the "King" his brilliance reigned supreme during the 1971 Lions tour of New Zealand, second autobiography with a look at modern day rugby, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in very good condition

Published in 2000 Pages 207 Ref: bkbipywa-john.b.2000 - £15.00 

 

Martin JOHNSON

England & British Lions

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"Martin Johnson - The Autobiography"

Rugby World Cup 2003 winning captain, 1997 Lions captain, Leicester European Cup winning captain, everything he touches turns to gold, only man to lead the Lions on two tours, he is a legend, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

Published in 2003 Pages 364 Ref: bkbipyen-johnson.m.2003 - £15.00 

 

Ken JONES

Newport, Wales & British Lions

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"Ken Jones - Boots & Spikes" by Steve Lewis

A one time Welsh record cap holder, Newport winger Ken Jones was also a silver medallist at the 1948 Olympic Games in london. A second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper in very good condition.

1st Edition 2011 326 pages Ref: bkbipywa-jones.k.2011 - £15.00

 

Lewis JONES

Wales & British Lions

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"King of Rugger" - autobiography

One of Wales' greats at union and league, toured with the 1950 Lions, a second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper, the dust wrapper has a tear which has been repaired.

1st Edition 1958 Pages 192 Ref: bkbiwapy-jones.l-cqretoduwp -  £20.00

 

Robert JONES

Wales & British Lions

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"Raising the Dragon" - Robert Jones with Huw Richards

Autobiography of Wales & British Lions scrum half. A skillful and committed player who's head to head confrontation with Nick Farr-Jones in the 1989 Lions series in Australia ranks among the games great battles, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition - SIGNED by ROBERT JONES

1st Edition 2001 Pages 250 Ref: bkbipywa-jones.r.2001-au-jones -  £22.00

 

Robert JONES

Wales & British Lions

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"Raising the Dragon" - Robert Jones with Huw Richards

Autobiography of Wales & British Lions scrum half. A skillful and committed player who's head to head confrontation with Nick Farr-Jones in the 1989 Lions series in Australia ranks among the games great battles, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition 2001 Pages 250 Ref: bkbipywa-jones.r.2001 -  £18.00

Stephen JONES

Llanelli, Wales & British Lions

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"Stephen Jones - A Thinking Man's Game: My Story" - with Simon Roberts

Stalwart Welsh fly half and British Lion. A second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper in very good condition.

1st Edition 2009 217 pages Ref: bkbipywa-jones.s - £15.00

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David KIRK

New Zealand

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"Black & Blue" - autobiography of David Kirk
Autobiography of the first ever world cup winning captain, All Black David Kirk, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in very good condition
1st Edition 1997 Pages 207 Ref: bkbipynz-kirk.d - £30.00

 

John KIRWAN

New Zealand

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"Kirwan - Running On Instinct" by Paul Thomas  

All Black winger, scorer of try in 1987 World Cup Final, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition - SIGNED COPY (by Kirwan)

1st Edition 1992 Pages 272 Ref: bkbipynz-kirwan-au - £35.00

   

 

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Chris LAIDLAW

New Zealand

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"Mud in Your Eye" - Autobiography of Chris Laidlaw

NZ scrum half & captain, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

This Edition 1975 Pages 198 Ref: bkbipynz-laidlaw.c.1975 -bred £14.00

 

Chris LAIDLAW

New Zealand

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"Mud in Your Eye" - Autobiography of Chris Laidlaw

NZ scrum half & captain, a second-hand hardback with tear on dust wrapper

1st NZ Edition 1973 Pages 198 Ref: TC5*-bkbipynz-laidlaw.c.1973 -nzed - £14.00

 

Jason LEONARD

England & British Lions

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"Jason Leonard - The Autobiography" with Alison Kervin

The early career of England's legendary prop forward, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

Published in 2001 Pages 262 Ref: TC3-bkbipyen-leonard.j.2001 - £15.00 

 

Josh LEWSEY

Wasps & England

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"One Chance - My Life and Rugby" by Josh Lewsey 

A member of the 2003 RWC Cup winning England team, a secondhand hardback book with a dust wrapper in very good condition

1st edition 2009 246 pages Ref: bkbipyen-lewsey.2009  - £16.00

 

Eric LIDDELL

Scotland

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"Eric Liddell - Pure Gold" - by David McCasland

Scottish wing and 1924 Olympic Gold medallist, subject of the film 'Chariots of fire", a second-hand paperback with a corner missing from the first page, generally the book is in very good condition

 published in 2001 334 pages Ref: pbbipysc-liddell.2001.mccasland - £15.00

 

Kenny LOGAN

London Wasps & Scotland

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"Just for Kicks" autobiography of Kenny Logan with Michael Aylwin

First capped for Scotland at 19 this book covers Logan's rugby career, family life and his new role as a TV personality, a secondhand hardback book with a dust wrapper in very good condition

1st edition 2009 404 pages Ref: bkbipysc-logan.2009  - £15.00

 

David LOVERIDGE

New Zealand

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"Master Halfback" by Ron Palenski

Great All Black half back of the 1980s, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition 1985 263 pages Ref: bkbipynz-loveridge.d.1985 - £18.00

 

Louis LUYT

South African Administrator

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"Louis Luyt - Unauthorised" by Max du Preez

The unauthorised biography of probably South Africa's most controversial administrator, a second-hand paperback in good condition.

Published in 2001 Pages 237 Ref: bkbicmsa-luyt.l.2001 - £20.00

 

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Laurie MAINS

New Zealand

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"Laurie Mains" by Bob Howitt & Robin McConnell

All Black full back and coach, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in excellent condition

1st Edition 1996 Pages 224 Ref: TC5-bkbipynz-mains.l.1996 - £18.00

 

Nick MALLET

South African coach

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"Nick Mallett - The Story So Far" by Paul Dobson

Springbok coach, a second-hand paperback in excellent condition

1st Edition 1996 Pages 224 Ref: pbbichsa-mallet.n.1996 - £15.00

 

AF MARKOTTER

South Africa
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"Oubaas Mark" by Danie Craven, 

Rare biography of 1959 Springbok coach, text in Afrikaans, a second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper 

Published in 1959 Pages 204 Ref: bkbichsa-markotter.a.1959- cqwiduwp - £75.00

 

AF MARKOTTER

South Africa

"Oubaas Mark" by Danie Craven, 

Rare biography of 1959 Springbok coach, text in Afrikaans, a second-hand hardback- no dust wrapper 

Published in 1959 Pages 204 Ref: bkbichsa-markotter.a.1959- cqnnduwp - £25.00

 

Gwyn MARTIN

Aberavon, Cardiff, Llanelli & Welsh Trialist

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"Up and Under" An Autobiography

Interesting biography of a Welsh rugby player held as a prisoner of war by the Germans in WW II. Includes an account of rugby played in the POW Camp. Gwyn Martin played for Aberavon Cardiff & Llanelli and was also a Welsh trialist. A second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition. There is an uknown signature to the first blank page.

1st Edition 1989 Pages 262 Ref: bkbipywata-martin.g.1989-au - £40.00

 

Justin Marshall

New Zealand

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"Justin Marshall" by Angus Gillies

Biography of a well travelled Canterbury Crusaders All Black scrum half, a secondhand hardback book with a dust wrapper in very good condition

1st edition 2005 205 pages Ref: bkbipynz-marshall.2005  - £16.00

 

Willie John McBRIDE

Ireland & British Lions

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"Willie John" by Edmund Van Esbek

Ireland and British Lions (1974) captain. One of the greatest players of all time, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition.

1st Edition 1976 Pages 160 Ref: bkbipyir-mcbride.wj.1976 - £25.00

 

Willie John McBRIDE,  

Ireland & British Lions

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"Willie John - The Story of My Life" an autobiography with Peter Bills

Ireland and British Lions (1974) captain. The Heineken Rugby Personality of the Century. One of the greatest players of all time, a second-hand hardback with d/w in good condition.

1st Edition 2004 Pages 312 Ref: bkbipyir-mcbride.wj.2004 - £16.00

 

Robin McBRYDE

Wales

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"Y Cymro Cryfa" Autobiography of Robin McBryde with Lynn Davies

Welsh hooker, a secondhand paperback in excellent condition - text in Welsh

published in 2006 Pages 190 Ref: TC5-pbbipywa-mcbryde.r.2006 - £15.00

 

Robin McBRYDE

Swansea, Llanelli, Wales & British Lions

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"Staying Strong - My Story So Far" - with Lynn Davies

A North Walian who played for Swansea, Llanelli & Wales as a hooker. Now a member of the Wales coaching team. A second-hand paperback in very good condition.

1st Edition 2007 223 pages Ref: pbbipywa-mcbryde - £9.00

 

Winston McCARTHY

New Zealand Journalist

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"Rugby In My Time"  by Winston McCarthy

Reminsces of All Black journalist including stories from tours and profiles of the rugby greats 1945-1956, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in very good condition

1st edition 1958 Pages 200 Ref: TC5-bkbijo-mccarthy.w.1958 - £20.00

   

 

Winston McCARTHY

New Zealand

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"Listen.....! it's a Goal"  by Winston McCarthy

Reminisces of All Black journalist, his full life story, mostly rugby but also includes Olympics, Boxing, Rowing, Cricket etc, a second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper in good condition. 

1st edition 1973 175 pages Ref: bkbijonz-mccarthy.1973-listen - £16.00

 

Fergie McCORMICK

New Zealand

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"Fergie"  by Alex Veysey

All Black full back, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st NZ Edition 1976 Pages 175 Ref: bkbipynz-mccormick.f.1976-nzed - £10.00

 

Fergie McCORMICK, 

New Zealand

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"Fergie"  by Alex Veysey, 

All Black full back, a second-hand hardback with d/w in good condition - SIGNED EDITION

1st Edition 1973 Pages 175 Ref: bkbipynz-mccormick-au - £17.00

 

Fergie McCORMICK

New Zealand

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"Fergie" by Alex Veysey

All Black full back, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st UK Edition 1977 Pages 175 Ref: bkbipynz-mccormick.f.1977-bred - £8.00

 

Ian McGEECHAN

Scotland & British Lions

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"Lion Man - Ian McGeechan - The Autobiography"

A Scotland and British lions centre best known for his coaching. A second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper in very good condition.

1st Edition 2009 372 pages Ref: bkbipysc-mcgeechan - £15.00

 

Ian McIntosh

South African coach

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"Mac - The Face of Rugby" The Ian McIntosh Story with John Bishop
Springbok coach - a second-hand paperback with a small fold to one corner, generally it is in very good condition
published in 2000 256 pages Ref: pbbisach-macintosh -  £12.00

 

Norman McKENZIE

New Zealand Selector

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"On With The Game" by Norman McKenzie and Arthur Carman , 

New Zealand Selector and Administrator. For thirty years the sole selector of the Hawkes Bay Rugby Union including the 1960s Ranfurly Shield tenure, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

 1st Edition 1961 Pages 165 Ref: TL102-RR-bkbicmnz-mckenzie.n.1961 -  £16.00

 

Bill McLAREN

Commentator

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"Talking of Rugby" - An Autobiography

Great Scottish rugby commentator, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

 1st Edition 1991 Pages 226 Ref: bkbijosc-mclaren.b.1991 - £15.00

 

Bill McLAREN

Commentator

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"Bill McLaren - The Voice of Rugby - My Autobiography" - with Peter Bills

Great Scottish rugby commentator, a second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper in good condition

 1st Edition 2004 Pages 296 Ref: bkbijosc-mclaren2004 - £17.00

 

Ian McLAUCHLAN

Scotland & British Lions

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"Mighty Mouse" An Autobiography with Ian Archer
Scottish prop whose try for the 1971 Lions helped clinch the series, a second-hand hardback in good condition - SIGNED BY IAN McLAUCHLAN

Published in 1980

149 pages Ref: bkbipysc-mclauchlan-au - £24.00

   

 

 

Ian McLAUCHLAN

Scotland & British Lions
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"Scottish Rugby Scrapbook" by Ian McLaughlan

A look at the matches during the career of 'Mighty Mouse - Ian McLauchlan, chapters on the various aspects of Scottish rugby including Scottish Lions on tour, a second-hand paperback  in good condition. SIGNED "BEST WISHES - IAN McLAUGLAN"

Published in 1982 Pages 128 Ref: pbbipysc-mclauchlan.i.1982  -  £7.00

 

Sir Vincent MEREDITH

New Zealand

"A Long Brief" - Autobiography

Meredith was a famous NZ barrister who managed the 1935/6 All Blacks, a second-hand hardback without dust wrapper

1st Edition 1966 Pages 213 Ref: bkbicmnz-meredith.v.1966 - £9.00

 

Murray MEXTED

New Zealand

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"Pieces of Eight" with Alex Veysey

All Black No 8, a second-hand hardback with d/w in good condition

1st edition 1986 Pages 232 Ref: bkbipynz-mexted.m.1986 - £22.00

 

Rupert MOON

Wales

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"Full Moon - Rugby In the Red" - Autobiography with David Roach

Welsh scrum half, a character both on and off the field, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in excellent condition.

1st Edition 2002 Pages 208 Ref: bkbipywa-moon.r.2002 - £15.00

 

Brian MOORE

England & British Lions

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"The Autobiography" - an autobiography with Stephen Jones

England hooker whose toothy smile endeared him to the nation, a secondhand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition. 

1st Edition 1995

Pages 356

Ref: TC3-bkbipyen-moore.b.1995 - £15.00

 

Brian MOORE

England & British Lions

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"The Thoughts of Chairman Moore - The Wit and Wisdom of Brian Moore

Not exactly a biography but a succession of ramblings by this 'well loved' former Harlequins and England hooker, a secondhand hardback in very good condition.

1st edition 2010 319 pages Ref: bkbipyen-moore.b.2012.chairman  - £9.00

 

Cliff MORGAN

Wales & British Lions

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"Beyond the Fields of Play" an autobiography with Geoffrey Nicholson

A great Welsh & British Lions stand off who went on to become a leading light in BBC broadcasting, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition.

 1st Edition 1996 Pages 246 Ref: bkbipywa-morgan.c.1996 -  £29.00

 

Graham MOURIE

New Zealand

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"Captain" with Ron Palenski, 

great All Black flanker, captain of the 1978 Grand Slam tour, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition 1982 Pages 285 Ref: bkbipynz-mourie.g.1982 - £14.00

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George NEPIA

New Zealand

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"I George Nepia"

Great All Black full back who played in every match of the 1924 Invincibles tour, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st edition 1963 Pages 207 Ref: bkbipynz-nepia.g.1963 - £15.00

 

 

Gwyn NICHOLLS

Cardiff, Wales & British Lions

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"Prince Gwyn" by David Parry Jones
Nicholls was the cornerstone of Wales' first golden era 1900 - 1910, he was the captain of the Welsh team on 24 occasions including the great victory over the All Blacks in 1905, a second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper in very good condition.
 1st Edition 1999 222 pages Ref: bkbipywa-nicholls - £15.00

 

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Brian O' DRISCOLL

Leinster, Ireland & British Lions

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"A Year in the Centre" by Brian O' Driscoll

A diary of the 2004/5 season, charts Leinster in the European Cup, Ireland in the six nations and the Lions on tour in New Zealand.

1st Edition 2005 Pages 275 Ref: TC6-bkbipyir-o'driscoll.b.2005.year* -  £16.00

 

Brian O' DRISCOLL

Leinster, Ireland & British Lions

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"In BOD We trust" by Marcus Stead

Subtitled "The Biography of Ireland's Greatest Rugby Hero". Truly one of the games greatest players of all time O'Driscoll needs no introduction, his exploits for Leinster & Ireland have helped Irish provincial & national rugby teams rise to a new level. A secondhand hardback book with a dust wrapper in very good condition.

1st Edition 2008 285 pages Ref: bkbipyir-o'driscoll.b.2008.in.bod - £16.00

 

Rick O'Shea

Welsh Rugby Journalist

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"It's All Rugby" by Rick O'Shea with Alun Gibbard 

Rick O'Shea. Born in Wales, raised in England and of Irish ancestry... three countries he wasn't good enough to play for! However, this very ordinary player tells an extraordinary story. 
His mother's nickname for him is LFB. Luck Fat... you can guess the rest! You discover how he earned such a title through a convoluted story that's resulted in Rick bringing the banter and bustle of rugby terraces into Welsh living rooms for the last ten years. Biography of BBC Scrum V’s favourite pundit, a secondhand paperback book, as new.

1st edition 2014 207 pages Ref: pbbijowa-o'shea.rick.2014  - £9.00

 

Martin OFFIAH

Rosslyn Park & Bedford

Wigan & Great Britain RL

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"A Blaze of Glory" by D Lawrenson

Rosslyn Park player who became a Rugby League legend with Wigan and Great Britain, returned to play union for Bedford, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition 1993 Pages 184 Ref: bkbipy-offiah.m.1993 -  £16.00

 

Martin OFFIAH

Rosslyn Park &  Bedford

Wigan & Great Britain RL

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"Offiah" An Autobiography with David Lawrenson

Rosslyn Park player who went professional and became a Rugby League legend, he returned to union with Frank Warren's Bedford, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition 1997 Pages 256 Ref: bkbipy-offiah.m.1997 - £15.00

 

Tony O'REILLY

Ireland & Brtish Lions

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"The Player" by Ivan Fallon

One of the all time greats of Rugby Football, his swerve and speed and off field antics captivated the crowd during the 1955 & 1959 Lions tours. Heinz supremo who is currently one of the world's richest men, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition.

1st Edition 1994 Pages 360 Ref: bkbiir-o.reilly.1994.fallon -  £29.00

 

 

Glen OSBORNE

New Zealand

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 "Glen Osborne" - Awesome Series

Pocket sized biography of All Black player, a second-hand hardback, no dust wrapper, illustrated covers

1st Edition  70 pages  Ref: bkbipynz-osborne.g - £8.00

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Francois PIENAAR

South Africa

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"Rainbow Warrior" - Autobiography with Edward Griffiths

It's not every day you get to lift the World Cup, this is the life story of the Springboks 1995 RWC winning captain, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition.

1st Edition 1999 Pages 319 Ref: bkbipysa-pienaar1999 - £19.00

 

Francois PIENAAR

South Africa

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"Rainbow Warrior" - Autobiography with Edward Griffiths

It's not every day you get to lift the World Cup, story of Springboks 1995 RWC winning captain, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

SIGNED by FRANCOIS PIENAAR

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1st Edition 1999 Pages 319 Ref: aubkbisa-pienaar.f-xb - £65.00

 

Ronald POULTON

England

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"The Life of Ronald Poulton" by his Father Edward Bagnall Poulton 

Ronald Poulton won 17 caps for England. This Harlequins player is widely regarded as one of the greatest pre-WW1 players. Poulton lost his life when hit by a sniper's bullet at Ploegsteert Wood in 1915. During his illustrious career he scored 5 tries for Oxford in the 1909 varsity match and captained England in the last international before World War I. This book is complete with the extremely rare dust wrapper, the dust wrapper has some minor tape repairs The book itself has a previous owners name in ink on the front endpaper, overall the binding is still tight, a very good copy of this rare book

Published in 1919 Pages 410 Ref: bkbipyen-poulton.r.1919 - £395.00

 

Graham PRICE

Wales & British Lions

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"Price of Wales" with Terry Godwin
33.333% recurring of the Pontypool Front Row, who will ever forget that try he scored on his debut for Wales against France in 1975.........................................not me. A secondhand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition
1st Edition 1984 Pages 160  Ref: bkbipywa-price.g - £25.00

 

Graham PRICE

Pontypool, Wales & British Lions

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"Price of Wales" with Terry Godwin
33.333% recurring of the Pontypool Front Row, who will ever forget that try he scored on his debut for Wales against France in 1975.........................................not me. A secondhand hardback with dust wrapper that has a small amount of surface damage from a removed price sticker to the top right hand corner, generally it is in good condition - SIGNED by GRAHAM PRICE 
1st Edition 1984 Pages 160  Ref: PL48-bkbipywa-price.g-au - £27.00

 

Jeff PROBYN

England & British Lions

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"Upfront" - Autobiography with Barry Newcombe

Story from the front row, winning his 37th cap just short of 37 Jeff Probyn tells the story of his England career, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition 1993 Pages 191 Ref: bkbipyen-probyn.j.1993 - £12.00

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Dean RICHARDS

England & British Lions

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"Deano" - Autobiography with Peter Bills
Leicester Tigers, England and British Lions No8, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in excellent condition
1st Edition 1995 Pages 213 Ref: bkbipyen-richards.d - £15.00

 

Mark RING 

Wales

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"Ring Master - The Incredible Story of Welsh Rugby's Clown Prince" 

Mark Ring with Delme Parfitt

Pontypool, Cardiff & Wales centre. A second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper in very good condition.

 1st Edition 2006 Pages  251 Ref: bkbipywa-ring.m - £16.00

 

Andy RIPLEY

England & British Lions

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"Ripley's World - The Rugby Icon's Ultimate Victory Over Cancer" by Andy Ripley

England & British Lions flanker - One of the greatest players ever was diagnosed with Prostrate Cancer in 2005, this is his diary about how he met the big C head on and fought it. 

1st Edition 2007 Pages 304 Ref: bkbipyen-ripley.a.2007 - £16.00

 

Jean-Pierre RIVES

France

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"A Modern Corinthian" by  Peter Bills
Great French captain and flamboyant personality of the 1970s, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in very good condition
1st Edition 1986 Pages 202 Ref: bkbipyfr-rives - £25.00

 

John ROBBIE

Ireland

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"The Game of My Life" - Autobiography of John Robbie

Irish scrum half who very nearly became a Springbok after emigrating to South Africa, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper, an ex library book with the first page missing.

1st Edition 1989 Pages 195 Ref: bkbipyir-robbie.j.1989-cq-ex.lib - £15.00

 

Jason ROBINSON

England & British Lions

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"Jason Robinson - Finding My Feet" - Jason Robinson with Malcolm Folley

Lively English winger, a legend in both rugby league & rugby union 

 1st Edition 2003 Pages 246 Ref: TL6-bkbipy-robinson.j.2003- £16.00

 

Jason ROBINSON

Bath, Sale Sharks, England & British Lions

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"The Real Jason Robinson" - by his right hand man Dave Swanton

Lively English winger, a legend in both rugby league & rugby union 

 1st Edition 2005 Pages 193 Ref: bkbipyen-robinson.j.2005 -swanton - £16.00

 

Clive ROWLANDS

Wales & British Lions

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"Clive" Autobiography of Clive Rowlands

1960s Welsh captain, coach & president, manager of 1989 Lions, text in Welsh, a second-hand paperback in good condition

published in 2000 214 pages Ref: pbbipywa-rowlands.c.clive -  £9.00

 

Clive ROWLANDS

Wales & British Lions

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"Top Cat" by Clive Rowlands & John Evans

1960s Welsh captain, coach & president, manager of the 1989 Lions, second autobiography of this Welsh legend, a second-hand paperback in good condition

published in 2002 191 pages Ref: pbbipywa-rowlands.c.top.cat -  £9.00

 

John RUTHERFORD & Roy LAIDLAW

Scotland & British Lions

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"Rugby Partnership" - John Rutherford & Roy Laidlaw with Norman Mair

Scottish half back pairing, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition.  - SIGNED by JOHN RUTHERFORD

 1st Edition 1988 Pages 176 Ref: bkbipyscgp2-laidlaw.r.1988-au-jr -  £14.00

John RUTHERFORD & Roy LAIDLAW

Scotland & British Lions

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"Rugby Partnership" - John Rutherford & Roy Laidlaw with Norman Mair

Scottish half back pairing, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

 1st Edition 1988 Pages 176 Ref: bkbipyscgp2-laidlaw.r.1988 -  £12.00

 

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Bill SAMUEL

Coach, Welsh interest

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"Rugby-Body & Soul" - Autobiography

Gareth Edwards mentor, includes the story of Edwards' formative years and how Samuel helped to mould Edwards into a superb all round sportsman, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

  1st Edition 1986 155 pages Ref: bkbichwa-samuel.b.1986 - £20.00

 

Richard SHARP

England & British Lions

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"Winning Rugby" - An Autobiography by Richard Sharp

England fly half and captain during the 1960s, a second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper in good condition.

1st Edition 1968 Pages 144 Ref: bkbipyen-sharp1968 - £19.00

 

Wayne SHELFORD

New Zealand

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"Buck - The Wayne Shelford Story" by Wynne Gray

New Zealand captain, a second-hand hardback with d/w in good condition - SIGNED by Wayne Shelford

1st Edition 1990 215 pages Ref: bkbipynz-shelford-au - £35.00

 

JV SMITH

England

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"Good Morning Mr President" - an autobiography

President of the RFU reviews his year in office, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition 1985 173 pages Ref: bkbipden-smith.j.1985- £12.00

 

Steve SMITH

England & British Lions

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"The Scrum Half of My Life" Autobiography of Steve Smith

A second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition 1984 Pages 205 Ref: bkbipyen-smith.s.1984 - £12.00

 

David SOLE

Scotland & British Lions

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"Heart and Sole" - Autobiography with Derek Douglas

1990 Scottish Grand Slam captain tells all, a secondhand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

 1st Edition 1992 253 pages Ref: TC3-bkbipysc-sole.d.1992 - £15.00

 

 

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Gary TEICHMANN

South Africa

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“For the Record” - autobiography with Edward Griffiths

Former South African back row forward and captain, a second-hand paperback in good condition. 

published in 2000 243 pages Ref: pbbipysa-teichmann.g.2000-rp £20.00

 

Gareth THOMAS

Wales & British Lions

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"Alfie - The Gareth Thomas Story" an autobiography with Delme Parfitt

Welsh captain and the first international rugby player to 'come out' a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition 2007 Pages 288 Ref: bkbipywa-thomas.g.2007- £15.00

 

JBG THOMAS 

Journalist

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"Rugger in the Blood" - Autobiography of JBG Thomas

Memoirs of leading Welsh journalist, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition 1985 Pages 256 Ref: bkbijo-thomas.jbg.1985 - £10.00

 

Watcyn THOMAS

Wales

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"Watcyn Thomas" - Autobiography

Welsh captain between 1927 and 1933. Captained Wales in their first ever win at Twickenham in 1933. Published in 1977 this 102 page autobiography covers the career of this great player, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

 1st Edition 1977 102 pages Ref: bkbipywa-thomas.w.1977 - £15.00

 

AA THOMSON

Journalist

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"Rugger My Pleasure" - by AA Thomson

Thomson was journalist and radio commentator. This book are a series of his reminiscences from his following of rugby between 1906 and 1954. His memories include touring teams from the 1912 Springboks to the 1953-4 All Blacks while his international memories include Poulton-Palmer and Adrian Stoop. A second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper. the dust wrapper has a couple of small pieces missing from the spine.

1st Edition 1955 189 pages Ref: bkbijo-thomson1955 - £15.00

 

Paul THORBURN

Neath & Wales

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"Kicked Into Touch" - Autobiography

Welsh capatin in the early 90s, this Welsh full back tells he story of his rugby career at Neath and playing for Wales, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition
1st Edition 1992 Pages 183 Ref: bkbipywa-thorburn.p - £18.00

 

Gregor TOWNSEND

Scotland & British Lions

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"Gregor Townsend - Talk of the Toony - The Autobiography"

Scotland and British Lions fly half, one of the games most gifted players. 

1st Edition 2007 Pages 406 Ref: bkbipysc-townsend.g.2007 -  £16.00

 

Maurice TURNBULL

Wales
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"A Welsh Sporting Hero" by Andrew Hignell

Turnbull was a great Welsh all rounder, playing for Glamorgan and England at cricket, rugby hockey and squash for Wales. He won two Welsh caps at scrum half including the first victory at Twickenham in 1933. He was killed by a sniper in the second world war, a second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper in very good condition.

1st Edition 2001 Pages 287 Ref: bkbipywa-turnbull.m.2001 - £15.00

 

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Tana UMAGA

New Zealand

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"2 Mois Avec Tana"  

A pictorial celebration of Tana Umaga at Toulon

published in 2007 approx 100 pages Ref: bkbipynz-umaga.t.2007 - £20.00

 

Rory UNDERWOOD

RAF, Leicester, England & British Lions

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"Flying Wing" an autobiography with David Hands

England winger, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

 1st Edition 1992 Pages 181 Ref: bkbipyen-underwood.r.1992 - £12.00

 

Rory UNDERWOOD

England & British Lions

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"The Official Tribute" - Testimonial brochure

A fantastic publication that looks at the career of Rory Underwood, many 'appreciation' articles by former opponents, team mates and celebrities, a second-hand A4 booklet in good condition

1st Edition 1997 Pages 146 Ref: blbipyen-underwood.r.1997 - £15.00

 

Roger UTTLEY

England & British Lions

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"Pride In England" with David Norrie,   

England & British Lions flanker & No 8, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition 1981 Pages 189 Ref: bkbipyen-uttley.r.1981 - £14.00

 

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Phil VICKERY

Gloucester, England & British Lions

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"Phil Vickery - Raging Bull" - with Alison Kervin

England prop who played in 2 RWC Finals and toured twice with the British & Irish Lions. A second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper in very good condition.

1st Edition 2010 292 pages Ref: bkbipyen-vickery - £14.00

 

"Tommy Vile - A Giant of a Man" by Philip J Grant

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The book covers Tommy Vile’s life from his birth in 1882 until his death in 1958. It contains a detailed account of all his playing achievements with Newport, Barbarians, Monmouthshire, Wales and the British Isles. Tommy Vile played 299 games for Newport between 1902 and 1921 and the book contains information on every Newport game during that period. He played for Wales on eight occasions and captained them four times. The book contains team photographs and match reports of these matches. Tommy Vile toured with the British Team to Australian and New Zealand in 1904 and the book contains a full account of that tour as well as many rare photographs and other images. On retirement Tommy Vile became a referee and took charge of twelve international matches between 1923 and 1931. In addition to international matches, Tommy Vile refereed many of the touring sides including the 1924 All Blacks, The 1926-27 New Zealand Maoris and the 1927-28 Waratahs. Again the book contains a great deal of detail on these tours to Britain and Tommy Vile’s involvement in them. In 1927 he was invited to travel with the British rugby team to Argentina as the official referee. The book contains a terrific amount of detail of this tour as well as a great number of photographs never before seen in print. This book is a limited to 1000 copies, each numbered and signed by the author.

This is a new book, weighing in at almost 2.5kg. Postage to overseas destinations is additional to the postage automatically charged by the shopping cart for this book. If purchasing from overseas please use the additional postage buttons for your region.     

 1st Edition 2010 Pages  486 Ref: bkbipy-vile.t.2010 - £29.50
additional postage Europe air mail or Rest of the World Sea Mail - £14.20

additional postage (non Europe) air mail - £28.75

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HBT WAKELAM

Journalist

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"Half Time - The Mike and Me" by HBT Wakelam

1920s & 30s journalist and broadcaster - an interesting look at pre-war rugby and sport, a second-hand hardback in good condition, no dust wrapper

1st Edition 1938 Pages 344 Ref: bkbijoen-wakelam.h.1938-xb - £38.00

 

Tony WARD

Ireland & British Lions

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"The Good The Bad And The Rugby"

Great Irish No 10, a second-hand paperback in good condition

1st Edition 1993 Pages 374 Ref: pbbipyir-ward.t.1993 - £16.00

 

David WATKINS

Newport, Wales & British Lions

Salford, Cardiff City, Wales & Great Britain Rugby League

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" David Watkins - An Autobiography" edited by David Parry-Jones

The second biography of a great Welsh stand off who went North to Salford and became a legend in league, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition 1980 234 pages Ref: bkbipywa-watkins.d.1980.parry.jns - £14.00

 

Peter WHEELER

Leicester, England & British Lions

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"Rugby From The Front" An autobiography

England & Lions hooker, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition 1983 Pages 216 Ref: bkbipyen-wheeler.p.1983 - 9.00

 

Alan WHETTON

&

Gary WHETTON

New Zealand

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"Brothers In Arms" with Paul Lewis 

Great All Black forwards, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition 1991 Pages 256 Ref: TL7-bkbipynzgp2-whetton.a.1991* - £19.00

 

Jake WHITE

South African Coach

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“In Black and White” - autobiography with Craig Ray

Former South African Rugby World Cup winning coach, a second-hand paperback in good condition. 

published in 2008 342 pages Ref: pbbichsa-white.j.2008- £16.00

 

Jonny WILKINSON

England & British Lions

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"My World" An autobiography with Neil Squires 

England & Lions number 10, kicked the winning goal in the 2003 Rugby World Cup Final, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition 2004 Pages 216 Ref: bkbipyen-wilkinson.j.2004.squires - £15.00

 

Jonny WILKINSON

England & British Lions

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"The Jonny Wilkinson Story - Unauthorised & Unofficial" by Ian Spragg & Adrian Clarke 

England & Lions number 10, kicked the winning goal in the 2003 Rugby World Cup Final, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition 2004 Pages 128 Ref: bkbipyen-wilkinson.j.2004.spragg - £15.00

 

Jonny WILKINSON

Newcastle, Toulon, England & British Lions

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"Jonny - My Autobiography" by Jonny Wilkinson 

A man who needs no introduction, that drop goal changed the lives of many, a secondhand hardback book with a dust wrapper in very good condition

1st edition 2011 406 pages Ref: bkbipyen-wilkinson.2011-jonny  - £15.00

 

Jonny WILKINSON

Newcastle, Toulon, England & British Lions

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"Lions and Falcons" by Jonny Wilkinson 

A man who needs no introduction, that drop goal changed the lives of many, this book is pre drop-goal and covers a year in the life of Wilkinson including the 2001 Lions tour of Australia, a secondhand hardback book with a dust wrapper in very good condition

1st edition 2001 216 pages Ref: bkbipyen-wilkinson.2001-lions  - £10.00

 

Chester WILLIAMS 

South Africa

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"A South African Hero" by Paul Dobson

All about Chester, includes large A2 size poster of Williams, a second-hand booklet in good condition

1st Edition 1995 Pages 64 Ref: blbipysa-williams.c.1995 - £25.00

 

Chester WILLIAMS  

South Africa

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"A Biography of Courage" by Mark Keohane
Authorised biography in which Williams spills the the beans on the racial prejudice and pitfalls of South African rugby, on the 1995 RWC and why Mallet wouldn't take him to the 1999 tournament, a second-hand paperback in good condition 
1st Edition 2002 Pages 224 Ref: pbbipysa-williams.chester -  £20.00

 

Ian WILLIAMS

Australia & Japan

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“In Touch - Rugby: Life Worth Living” - an autobiography 

Former Australian winger who switched allegiance to Japan. A second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper in good condition. 

published in 1991 213 pages Ref: bkbipyas-williams.i.1991 - £17.50

 

JPR WILLIAMS

Wales & British Lions

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"JPR" - The autobiography of JPR Williams

Wales & British Lions full back, a rock in defence, dropped the goal which clinched the series for the 1971 Lions, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

published in 1979 Pages 254 Ref: TL103-bkbipywa-williams.jpr.1979 - £12.00

 

JPR WILLIAMS

Wales & British Lions

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"JPR Given the Breaks - My Life in Rugby" - JPR Williams with Miles Harrison
The second biography of Wales & British Lions full back, he was a rock in defence and dropped the goal which clinched the series for the 1971 Lions, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition, small amount of damage to the top right hand corner of the book.
1st Edition 2006 256 pages Ref: bkbipywa-williams.jpr.2 - £10.00

 

Martyn WILLIAMS

Wales & British Lions
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"The Magnificent Seven" an autobiography with Simon Thomas 

One of Wales' great players of the 21st century, a second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper in very good condition.

1st Edition 2001 Pages 287 Ref: bkbipywa-williams.m.2001 - £14.50

 

SHANE WILLIAMS

Neath, Ospreys, Wales & British Lions

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"Shane - My Story" an autobiography with Delme Parfitt

Wales' record try scorer and probably the most popular player ever to play for Wales. a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition 2008 Pages 240 Ref: bkbipywa-williams.shane.2008 - £15.00

 

Stu WILSON & Bernie FRASER

New Zealand

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"Ebony & Ivory"  with Alex Veysey

Biography of All Black wingers, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition 1984 Pages 272 Ref: bkbipynzgp2-fraser.b.1984 - £15.00

 

Bobby WINDSOR

Pontypool, Wales & British Lions

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"The Iron Duke" - with Peter Jackson

Sub-titled "Bobby Windsor - The Life and Times of a Working Class Hero". The centre piece of the Pontypool Front Row and one of rugby's most colourful characters. A second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper in very good condition.

1st Edition 2010 240 pages Ref: bkbipywa-windsor - £14.00

 

Wilf WOOLER

Wales

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"Wickets, Tries and Goals" by John Arlott, Wilf Wooller & Maurice Edelston

A book on rugby, cricket & soccer. There is a great autobiographical section by Wilf Wooller, the 1930s Welsh legend who's first cap while still a schoolboy was Wales' first victory over England at Twickenham in 1933, a second-hand hardback with large tears to dust wrapper.

1st Edition 1949 Pages 236 Ref: bkbipywa-wooller.w.1949.wickets - £18.00

 

Alex WYLLIE

New Zealand

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"Grizz, the Legend" by Phil Gifford, 

NZ flanker & coach, a second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper in excellent condition.

1st Edition 1991 Pages 248 Ref: TL7-bkbipynz-wyllie.a.1991* - £19.00

 

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David YOUNG

Wales & British Lions

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"The Young One" - Autobiography with Alan Evans

Autobiography of Wales & British Lions prop forward. A duel international at both union & league, Young was the only British Lion in 2001 to have toured Australia in 1989. This is a probing account of the pre and post professional eras, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in excellent condition

1st Edition 2001 188 Pages Ref: RL411-RR-bkbipywa-young.d.2001 - £15.00

 

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MULTIPLE PLAYER - COLLECTIVE BIOGRAPHIES

Australia

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Australia  -  "Wallaby Greats" by Max Howell & Lingyu Xie

27 Wallaby biographies from Trevor Allan to Colin Windon, includes Catchpole, Mark Ella and John Thornett, a second-hand paperback in good condition.

1st Edition 1996 Pages 190 Ref: bkbimuas-howell.m.1996 - £20.00

British Lions

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British Lions "Dream Lions" by Bill McLaren with an introduction by Willie John McBride

McLaren's all time favourite Lions are profiled in the 160 page book, well illustrated. 

The Dream Lions are: Fran Cotton, Peter Wheeler, Graham Price, Willie John McBride, Gordon Brown, Mike Teague, Fergus Slattery, Mervyn Davies, Gareth Edwards, Barry John, David Duckham, Jeremy Guscott, Mike Gibson, Gerald Davies, JPR Wiliams.

1st Edition 1998 Pages 160 Ref: bkbimubr-mclaren.b.1998-xc - £18.00

England

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England  -  "Will Carling's England Dream Team" additional text by Nigel Blundell

Carling picks his 15 greatest England players from the modern era (1960s +) players include Richard Sharp, Bill Beaumont, Martin Johnson & jeremy Guscott, a second-hand booklet in good condition
1st Edition 1996 Pages 80 Ref: blbimuen-blundell.n.1996 - £12.00

 

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England  -  "Complete Who's Who of England" by Raymond Maule

Player biographies of England internationals, a very good reference book, many photos, an invaluable book for the England enthusiast, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition 1992 Pages 200 Ref: LB-bkbimuen-maule.r.1992 - £30.00

 

Ireland

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Ireland  -  "The Giants of Irish Rugby" by John Scally

Chapters on 40 legends of Irish rugby, includes 1950s stars Jackie Kyle and Karl Mullen to the might Irish of the 60s and 70s Kiernan, McBride & Gibson to the 1990s legends Geoghan & Mullin. a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition 1996 Pages 224 Ref: TL8-bkbimuir-scally.j.1996* - £17.00

 

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Ireland  -  "Legends of Irish Rugby" by John Scally

Chapters on 40 legends of Irish rugby. A second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in very good condition

1st Edition 2005 272 pages Ref: bkbimuir-scally.j.2005.legends - £15.00

New Zealand

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New Zealand  -  "NZ Rugby Greats" by Bob Howitt

Biographies of 25 All Blacks, from Ross Brown to Bryan Williams. see contents picture for a full list of players, approx 12 - 14 pages on each player, well put together, an excellent book, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition 1975 Pages 320 Ref: TL8-bkbimunz1-howitt.b.1975* - £18.00

 

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New Zealand  -  "NZ Rugby Greats Volume 2" - by Bob Howitt

Biographies of 25 All Blacks, from Fred Allen to Dennis Young, see contents picture for a full list of players, approx 12 - 14 pages on each player, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition 1982 Pages 383 Ref: bkbimunz2-howitt.b.1982 - £15.00

 

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New Zealand  -  "NZ Rugby Greats Volumes 1, 2 & 3" by Bob Howitt  

All 3 volumes of Bob Howitt's series in one big book. Please see the illustration for players featured in this book, a second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper in very good condition
1st Edition 1997 Pages 344 Ref: Ref: bkbimunz-howitt.1.2.3-wt.1400 - £27.00

 

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New Zealand  -"75 New Zealand Rugby Greats" by Bob Howitt

Large format publication , a compilation of the 3 volumes of the 'NZ Rugby Greats series', a second-hand hardback in good condition 

1st Edition 2004 Pages 484 Ref: bkbimunz-howitt.b.2004 -  £39.00

 

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New Zealand - "They Led the All Blacks" by Lindsey Knight

NZ captains through the ages from Dave Gallaher to Wayne Shelford, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition 

1st Edition 1991 Pages 178 Ref: bkbimunz-knight.l.1991 - £32.00

 

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New Zealand  - "Real Men Wear Black" by Trevor McKewen

Biographies of New Zealand Rugby Union & Rugby League players, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition 1994 Pages 244 Ref: bkbimunz-mckewen.t.1994 - £16.00

 

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New Zealand  - "Famous Flankers" by Joseph Romanos, 

11 famous All Black flankers profiled, from Charlie Seeling to Michael Jones, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition 1990 Pages 208 Ref: bkbimunz-romanos.j.1990.flankers  £20.00

 

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New Zealand  - "Famous Full Backs" by Joseph Romanos, 

Wallace to John Gallagher, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

 1st Edition 1989 Pages 208 Ref: bkbimunz-romanos.j.1989.f.backs -  £20.00

 

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New Zealand  -  "Football is 15" by G Slatter

15 players, one for each position and referee profiled with particular emphasis on one match in which that player played, an interesting read, includes Maurice Brownlie, Waka Nathan & Brian Lochore, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition 1972 Pages 190 Ref: bkbimunz-slatter.g.1972 - £15.00

 

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New Zealand  -"Rugby Players Who Have Made NZ Famous" by RA Stone

Rare book, a second-hand paperback in good condition 

1st Edition 1938 Pages 110 Ref: pbbimunz-stone.r.1938 -  £95.00

 

"They Played for New Zealand" by Arthur C Swan & Arthur H Carman

A listing of All Blacks, details each game they played as All Blacks including non test matches and All Blacks. First published in 1947 the book was updated in 3 further editions 1964, 1972 & 1981. Arthur Carman took over as editor of this publication with the 1981 edition. Please see below for available editions. 

PlayedforNZSWan.jpg (54839 bytes) 1st Edition: 1947 98 pages A secondhand paperback in good condition. 

Ref: pbbimunz-swan.a.1947-ed1.xb -  £17.00

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Ref: pbbimunz-swan.a.1973-ed3.xb -  £9.00

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Ref: pbbimunz-carman.a.1981-ed4.xb -  £9.00

 

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New Zealand  - "The Power Behind the All Blacks" by Paul Verdon

The untold story of the men who coached the All Blacks, from Tom Ellison in 1893 to John Hart each coach is profiled in this excellent publication, a second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper in very good condition.

1st Edition 1999 Pages 240 Ref: bkbimunz-verdon.p.1999 - £35.00

 

Scotland

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Scotland  - "The Famous XV" by Kevin Ferrie, 

Profiles of Scottish greats, from Ken Scotland to Iain Paxton, mostly players who wore the thistle in the 1970s, 80s & 90s, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

 1st Edition 1994 Pages 204 Ref: bkbimusc-ferrie.k.1994 -  £12.00

 

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Scotland  - "Giants of Scottish Rugby" by Jeff Connor 
Profiles of 40 Scottish greats, from Jim Telfer to Gregor Townsend, mostly players who wore the thistle in the 1970s, 80s & 90s, a second-hand hardback without dust wrapper
 1st Edition 2000 208 pages Ref: bkbimusc-connor.j.giants -  £15.00

 

South Africa

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"The Legends of Springbok Rugby 1889-1989" edited by Keith Clayton 
130 Springbok Legends chosen by Danie Craven. The book has a photograph, profile, life and rugby history of each of these players. This book was also published in a limited edition signed leather bound presentation edition. A secondhand large format hardback with a dust wrapper in good condition.

SIGNED WITH DEDICATIONS "to Graham" by KEITH CLAYTON & DANIE CRAVEN

1st Edition 1989 232 pages Ref: bkbimusa-clayton.1989 - £45.00

 

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South Africa  - "30 Super Springboks" by Paul Dobson 
Biographies of 30 Springboks, please click on the 'contents' page illustration to see players profiled, a second-hand hardback with illustrated boards in good condition.
1st Edition 1995 Pages 232 Ref: bkbimusa-dobson1995 -  £25.00

 

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"The Chosen - The 50 Greatest Springboks of All Time" by Paul Dobson 
In depth biographies of 50 Springboks, please click on the 'contents' page illustration to see players profiled, a large format second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper in very good condition.
1st Edition 2003 256 pages  Ref: bkbimusa-dobson2003 -  £49.00

 

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South Africa  - Danie Craven Se Top-Springbokke (Danie Craven's top Springboks) by H Gerber

Danie Craven rates the top Springboks, text in Afrikaans, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition.

1st Edition 1977 Pages 122 Ref: bkbimusa-gerber.h.1977 -  £39.00

 

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South Africa - They Made Headlines by Chris Greyvenstein

Player profiles of prominent Springboks, click on the 'contents' page to see players profiled, a second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper, some light damage to the edges of the wrapper

1st Edition 1972 172 pages Ref: bkbimusa-greyvenstein.c.1972 -  £49.00

 

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South Africa  - "The Captains" by Edward Griffiths

The book is an exceptional history of South Africa's captains through the ages, a secondhand paperback in good condition.

1st paperback edition 2001 Pages 555  Ref: pbbimusa-griffiths.e.2001 - £25.00

 

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South Africa  - "The Captains" by Edward Griffiths

signed by 18 former Springbok captains

This 555 page book, first published in 2001 is an exceptional history of South Africa's captains through the ages, it has had the autographs of 18 former Springbok captains added to the blank pages and title page at the beginning. The autographs, which are on labels were collected by editor Keith Clayton while he was compiling his outstanding book 'Danie Craven's - Legends of Springbok Rugby'. The 18 former captains whose signatures have been added to this book including the year of their first captaincy are as follows:

Danie Craven (1937), Basil Kenyon (1949),  Basie Viviers (1956)  Johan Classen (1958), Des van Jaarsveldt (1960), Roy Dryburgh (1960), Avril Malan (1960),  Abie Malan (1963), Nelie Smith (1964), Dawie de Villiers (1967),  Tom Bedford (1969), Hannes Marais (1971), Piet Greyling (1972),  Morne Du Plessis (1975), Theuns Stofberg (1980), Wynand Classen (1981), Divan Serfontein (1984), Naas Botha (1986), .

The book is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity guaranteeing these autographs

 Ref: DPR-tmsa.aubk.bimusa-griffiths.captains-xc - £145.00

 

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South Africa  -"Giants of South African Rugby with a Report on the "Lions" by AC Parker 
Published in South Africa this book is split into two parts, part 1 is in depth chapters of Springboks down the years - Japie Krige, Bob Loubser, Gerhard Morkel, PK Albertyn, AF Markotter, Boy Louw, Danie Craven, DO Williams, Bennie Osler, Bill Schreiner, Phil Mostert,  while part 2, (140 pages) is an in depth report of the Lions tour.  + a 140 page report on the 1955 Lions tour of South Africa, a second-hand hardback with some minor loss to the dust wrapper and boards.
1st Edition 1955 Pages 275 Ref: bkbimusa-parker1955-xb - £25.00

 

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South Africa  - "The Springboks Talk" by Maxwell Price

Biographies of Springbok players, click on the 'contents' page to see players profiled, a second-hand hardback without a dust wrapper

1st Edition 1955 Pages 196 Ref: bkbimusa-price.m.1955-  £14.00

 

Wales

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Wales  - "Who's Who of Welsh International Rugby Players" by John M Jenkins, Duncan Pierce & Timothy Auty,

An invaluable reference work for the Welsh rugby historian - this book has the biographical details of all Welsh international players up until the date of publication (1991). A secondhand hardback with dust wrapper in excellent condition.

1st Edition 1991 Pages 192 Ref: TL8-bkbimuwa-auty.t.1991 -  £35.00

 

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Wales  - "Great Welsh Number 10s" by Lynn Davies

An analysis of the contribution of 32 Welsh rugby Number 10s who were selected for Wales between 1947 and 1999. The list includes Carwyn James, Alan Rees, Belddyn Bowen, John Bevan, Malcolm Dacey, Barry John, Phil Bennet, Neil Jenkins and many more, a second-hand paperback in very good condition
1st Edition 2013 187 pages Ref: pbbimuwa-davies.l.no.10s  £8.00

 

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Wales  -  "A Century of Welsh Rugby Players" by Wayne Thomas 

Published to co-incide with the WRU Centenary this is a marvellous book with biographies of 100 great Welsh internationals, from Frank Hancock in 1884 to Graham Price in 1975, a second-hand paperback in good condition

 1st Edition 1980 Pages 199 Ref: pbbimuwa-thomas.w.1980 -  £20.00

 

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Haydn Ford - "Heads and Tails" - cartoons and pen portraits of well known Welsh Rugby Football Personalities. This is a 28 page booklet published approximately 1956 which contains caricatures of Welsh rugby personalities, the proceeds of the booklet went towards the building of the YMCA in Neath, a stone's throw from the Gnoll. The following personalities appear in this great publication Aberavon - Cliff Ashton,  Ross Richards,   Cardiff - Gareth Griffiths,  Haydn Morris,  Bleddyn Williams, Sid Judd,  Cliff Morgan, Gordon Wells, Rex Willis,  Llanelli - Peter Evans, Alun Thomas,  Rhys Williams,  Len Davies,  Ray Williams,  Maesteg - Trevor Lloyd,  Neath - Ivor David,  Roy John,  Courtenay Meredith,  Dai Meredith,  Brian Sparks,  Rees Stephens, WR Thomas,  Viv Evans,  Newport - Garfield Owen,  Onllwyn Brace,  Roy Burnett,  Ken Jones, Bryn Meredith,  Pontypridd - Russell Robins,  Swansea - Clem Thomas,  Billy Williams,  Horace Phillips, Guest Stars - WPC Davies (Harlequins),  Jean Prat (Lourdes),  Jackie Kyle (NIFC). The booklet is in excellent condition apart from rusty staples. The proceeds from the sale of this booklet were in aid of the Neath YMCA Building Fund

Ref: PC31-blbimuwa-ford.h- £25.00

 

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WALES - "Giants of Post War Welsh Rugby" edited by Clive Rowlands & David Farmer
Several Welsh players and personalities pick their greatest post-war Welsh XV and their greatest player ever. A second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition. 
1st Edition 1990 Pages 144 Ref: TL6*-bkbimuwa-farmer.d.1990-  £15.00

 

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Various

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Gareth Edwards' 100 GREAT RUGBY PLAYERS

The maestro picks his favourites. A great selection of players from around the world including many that Edwards played with or against, John Hipwell, Sid Going, Barry John, Mervyn Davies. Players from the 1940's Fred Allen, Jackie Kyle, 1950's Tony O'Reilly, Cliff Morgan, Butterfield, 1960s Richard Sharp, Ken Catchpole, Dauga. Players from the early days, Wakefield, Nicholls, Hancock, Craven & Roos. Superbly illustrated, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition
1st Edition 1987 Pages 224 Ref: LA-bkbimumi-edwards.g.1987 -  £15.00

 

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 International Rugby Hall Of Fame - Inaugural Induction Dinner No 1 

booklet edited by Alan Evans

16 page brochure published for the first Hall of Fame Dinner at the London Hilton in 1995. Players inducted and profiled in the brochure were Jean-Pierre Rives, Cliff Morgan, Tony O'Reilly, George Nepia, Hugo Porta, Colin Meads, Danie Craven, Serge Blanco, Frik du Preez, Willie John McBride, JPR Williams, Mark Ella, Gareth Edwards, Barry John & Mike Gibson. This brochure was not released for sale to the general public, a second-hand softcover booklet in good condition

 Published in 1995 Pages 16 Ref: blbimumi-evans.a.1995 -  £25.00

 

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 International Rugby Hall Of Fame - Induction Dinner No 3

booklet edited by Alan Evans

A 20 page brochure published for the third Hall of Fame Dinner in 2001. Players inducted on the evening and profiled in the brochure are Gordon Brown, David Campese, Ken Catchpole, Don Clarke, Mervyn Davies, Sean Fitzpatrick, Michael Lynagh, Bill McLaren, Hennie Muller, Jean Prat. This brochure was not released for sale to the general public, a second-hand softcover booklet in excellent condition

 Published in 2007 Pages 20 Ref: MC214-blbimumi-evans.a.2007-ed3 -  £20.00

 

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 International Rugby Hall Of Fame - Induction Dinner No 6

booklet edited by Alan Evans

A 20 page brochure published for the sixth Hall of Fame Dinner in 2007. Players inducted on the evening and profiled in the brochure are Ieuan Evans, Danie Gerber, Tom Kiernan, Jason Leonard, Jonah Lomu, Sir Terry McLean, Graham Mourie, Bennie Osler, Fergus Slattery & Joost van der Westhuizen. This brochure was not released for sale to the general public, a second-hand softcover booklet in excellent condition

 Published in 2007 Pages 20 Ref: blbimumi-evans.a.2007-ed6 -  £25.00

 

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Who's Who in International Rugby edited by David Emery

Profiles of approximately 250 - 300 international players in the mid 1980s. Includes many non-international board players from Romania, Argentina, etc. A secondhand paberback with some light creasing to the front cover.

 Published in 1984 Pages 128 Ref: pbbimumi-emery.d.1984-  £7.50

 

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"The Complete Who's Who of International Rugby" by Terry Godwin
Painstakingly researched, this is a superb book for the rugby historian, published in 1987 it lists each international player alphabetically, career details etc to this date. A secondhand hardback copy with dust wrapper in excellent condition
1st Edition: 1987 447 pages Ref: TL9-bkhirc-godwin.t.1987-xb -  £49.00

 

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Rugby's Greatest Characters - by John Griffiths

Colourful tales of fantastic fullbacks, inspirational leaders and jokers in the pack, very good biographies of the movers and shakers in rugby union's colourful history, a second-hand paperback in good condition

published in 2009 243 pages Ref: pbbimumi-griffiths.j.2009 - £8.00

 

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"Rugby Characters" by John Ireland & Cliff Morgan

Full page caricatures of Rugby Internationals from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France with a profile by Cliff Morgan. A superb publication, one of the classics. A second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition 1990 Pages 95 Ref: bkbimumiir-morgan.c.1990 -  £44.50

 

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"The Great Number Tens" by Frank Keating

Profiles of the great fly halves, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition 1993 Pages 271 Ref: bkbimumi-keating.f.1993 -  £14.00

 

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"Rugby's Great Heroes and Entertainers" by Bill McLaren

A walk through the history of rugby football with Bill Mclaren, the teams, the players and personalities. Starting with the 1935-6 All Blacks McLaren profiles teams and individual players who have graced the game, a second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper in excellent condition

1st Edition 2003 Pages 302 Ref: bkbimumi-mclaren.b.2003 -  £15.00

 

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INTO TOUCH - NIGEL McCRERY

Among the million plus British and Empire soldiers that fell in the slaughter of The Great War were an elite band of International Rugby players. Tragically, over 130 'caps' from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa - and France - lost their lives on land, in the air and at sea. Even their legendary strength, fitness and courage were not enough to spare and save them. The book will contain a brief history of International Rugby up to and including The First World War and there will be biographies of each player along with their individual and team photographs. Details of the manner of their death, their burial place and any memorials will also be included, alongside their international playing record. Nigel McCrery is best known for his crime writing but his previously published works reflect his interest in The Great War, notably All The King's Men, a best seller and successful film starring David Jason. This is a secondhand hardback book in very good condition

Ref: bkbi.mumi-mcrery.2014.into.touch - £20.00

 

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"Rugby: The Great Ones" by Cliff Morgan, 

In depth biographies of of the top players, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

 1st Edition 1970 Pages 136 Ref: bkbimumi-morgan.c.1970 - £12.00

 

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"Legends of Rugby" by Paul Morgan & Alex Mead, 

In depth biographies of of the top players, a second-hand paperback with dust wrapper in good condition

 1st Edition 2006 Pages 159 Ref: TL8-bkbimumi-mead.a.2006 - £12.00

 

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"Great Rugby Players" by David Norrie

Player profiles mostly 70s, includes French internationals, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition 1980 Pages 176 Ref: bkbimumi-norrie.d.1980 -  £12.00

 

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"Six of the the Best" by John Reason

Privately published by prolific author John Reason, the biographies of six of John's favourite sportsmen, 5 rugby players, Wavell Wakefield, Don White, Peter Jackson of England, Bleddyn Williams & Barry John of Wales & cricketer Jim Laker. This is well written and informative, john Reason at his best. A second-hand paperback, as new.

1st Edition 2004 156 pages Ref: pbbimumi-reason.j.2004 -  £10.00

 

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"100 Greatest Players" published by Rugby World

Player profiles of the world's greatest players, a second-hand booklet in good condition.

published in 1996 24 pages Ref: MC214-blbimumimgbr-rw.100.greatest -  £7.50

 

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Various  -  "The International Rugby Who's Who" by Andy Smith  

A fantastic compilation of international players facts figures & photographs, a second-hand paperback in very good condition
1st Edition 2004 Pages 428 Ref: Ref: LB-pbbimumi-smith.a.2004 - £25.00

 

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"Great Rugger Players" by JBG Thomas

Player profiles, Five Nations, SA & NZ players, a second-hand hardback, no dust wrapper

1st Edition 1955 Pages 192 Ref: bkbimumi-thomas.jbg.1955 -cqlapimiduwp - £9.00

 

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"Great Contemporary Players" by JBG Thomas, 

Potted biographies of players from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France, New Zealand and South Africa. approx 3 - 4 pages on each with JBGs opinions at the forefront, a second-hand hardback with a tape repair to the dust wrapper and lengthy inscription to first blank page.
1st Edition 1963 175 Pages Ref: bkbimumi-thomas.jbg.1963 -  £12.00

 

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Misc  - "Rugby; Men, Matches & Moments" by JBG Thomas

This book is broken into 5 parts, The Administrators, The Matches, The Teams, The Players & The Press, each section deals with approx 10 subjects. A great read with some excellent biographical chapters, eg Tommy Vile, Walter Rees, Jack Siggins & Glyn Hughes, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition: 1970 Pages:  224 Ref:  bkbimumi-thomas.jbg.1970 -  £9.00

 

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Misc  - "Great Rugby Heroes" by Geoff Tibballs

Over 30 short biographies of well known internationals from around the world, a second-hand paperback in good condition

1st Edition: 2003 112 pages Ref:  pbbimumi-tibballs.2003 -  £9.50

 

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Misc  - "Famous Footballers" - edited by CW Alcock (Yore publications)

A large format book containing photos & short profiles of the leading rugby players and teams of 1896. Ilustrations - WP Carpmael, BB Tuke (Ireland), Harlequins.

Reprinted with rugby player illustrations only by Yore Publications in 1997, a limited edition of 250 copies, no dust wrapper was issued with this book 

1st Edition  - 1997 approx 150 pages Ref: labkbimumi-alcock.cw.1997- £50.00

 

PAPERBACKS

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Allan Bateman, Neath, Wales & British Lions 

Ref: pbbipywa-bateman - £3.00

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Bill Beaumont, Fylde, England & British Lions - Thanks to Rugby - an autobiography

Ref: pbbipyen-beaumont.thanks - £3.00

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Bill Beaumont, Fylde, England & British Lions - The Lions of Winter by Sean Pryor

Ref: pbbipyen-beaumont.lion - £3.00

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Will Carling, Harlequins, England and British Lions - A Man Apart by Peter Bills

Ref: pbbipyen-carling.bills - £3.00

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Will Carling, England & British Lions

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