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Description - Dragons and All Blacks by Huw Richards

The Bounce of the Century they called it. A ball kicked across Cardiff Arms Park in the dying minutes of a match between two of international rugby s fiercest rivals. The world s two greatest wingers waited as it bounced towards them, knowing that whoever caught the ball would score and win the match for his country. ragons and All Blacks tells what happened when Wales played New Zealand in 1953. The story is written from contemporary accounts and the memories of the men who played that day, including Bob Stuart and Bleddyn Williams, for many of whom the match was the highlight of a career. he book retells the stories of the two teams and the men who played for them, and charts the events of their lives- how they got to that meeting point in Cardiff in December 1953 and what has happened to them in the half-century since. ragons and All Blacks examines the remarkable relationship between two countries on opposite sides of the world, brought together by a mutual passion for rugby with few parallels elsewhere. It shows how their rivalry has developed over a century from perhaps the greatest of all rugby matches in 1905 to the single-point thriller of 2004 and looks to its f

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845960261
ISBN-10: 1845960262
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Huw Richards

Huw Richards is the rugby correspondent of the Financial Times and has reported on over 200 internationals, including all five World Cups.

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