The Illustrated History of Rugby Union
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The Illustrated History of Rugby Union celebrates one of the world's oldest international team sports with a classic collection of images and rarely seen memorabilia, complemented by a lively text. Published in association with the World Rugby Museum, it covers the development of the game from the apocryphal moment when William Webb Ellis picked up a ball and ran with it during a football match at Rugby School in 1823, to the ultra professional game of today. It focuses on rugby union's history; the biggest rugby playing nations; the great competitions, such as the Six Nations Championship and The Rugby Championship as well the famous select teams, the British & Irish Lions and Barbarians; there are full reports on all eight Rugby World Cups and a complete RWC records section.