The Rugby World Cup: The Definitive Photographic History

Author(s): Brendan Gallagher


A visual history of rugby's greatest sporting event, this beautiful photographic book is a fascinating chronological exploration of the matches, teams, heroes and surrounding stories of the tournament. Each chapter covers a Rugby World Cup, starting with the inaugural competition in 1987 - in which New Zealand confirmed their status as the world's top rugby nation - to the historical 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa after the end of apartheid and the international sports boycott through England's fantastic win in 2003 breaking the southern hemisphere's dominance, up to the 2015 qualifiers. The book also looks ahead to Rugby World Cup 2019, with Japan as host city. Each photograph has been carefully selected to give a real glimpse into this great tournament. The ideal, collectable gift for any rugby fan, written by a rugby expert.


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A stunning visual history of the Rugby World Cup, telling stories from on and off the pitch.

Brendan Gallagher was a rugby union reporter, columnist and feature writer for the Daily Telegraph, specialising in rugby, cycling, athletics, basketball and cricket. He co-authored the autobiography of Ireland and Lions captain Brian O'Driscoll and, most recently, the autobiography of three-time Olympic gold medal winner, Bradley Wiggins, In Pursuit of Glory. He is also the author of The Games: Britain's Olympic and Paralympic Journey to London 2012 and Sporting Supermen.

General Fields

  • : 9781472912626
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : 0.454
  • : August 2015
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 250 colour and b&w photographs
  • : 224
  • : 796.33365
  • : Hardback
  • : Brendan Gallagher