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"UNDERSTANDING THE ORIGIN & EVOLUTION OF SPORT"

Volume 1 – RUGBY UNION

By Dai Richards

“The origin of Rugby Union explained”

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When Richie McCaw raised aloft the William Webb Ellis trophy after the 2015 Rugby World Cup final, few people would have thought about the schoolboy after whom the trophy was named. In this publication, sport historian Dai Richards explores the origin of Rugby Union and closely examines how sports evolve. He contends that the 1897 report by the Old Rugbeian Society that named Webb Ellis as the founder of rugby football was incorrect in its conclusion and that the origin of the sport has been misrepresented throughout written history. The book contains new information about the report and through thorough research and analysis, the origin of Rugby Union is instead placed with the boys of Rugby School in the late 18th century (circa 1780). Published in a limited signed edition, this book is a fascinating read for anyone interested in the history of Rugby Union or the development of sport in general.  

 

ISBN: 978-0-9531714-1-5

Size: A4 – 210 x 290 mm

Hardback, 175 pages, 23 illustrations

A signed limited edition of 2500

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"....a fascinating read, backed up with impressive research" - Graham Williams, author "The Code War" , "Glory Days" & others

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Dai Richards is a self confessed ‘sportaholic’. From representing Wales at 6 different sports, to winning the world championship at another. His full time job is running the rugby memorabilia specialists Rugby Relics Ltd and in his spare time he coaches triathlon. This sporting maverick has written a book that promises to raise the bar on the understanding of the history of sport. - MORE ABOUT THE AUTHOR - CLICK HERE

 

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