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Rugby World Cup 2011

During September and October 2011, New Zealand welcomed 20 nations and hosted 48 matches as part of the seventh Rugby World Cup. Over six weeks, more than 85,000 visitors poured into the country, while over four billion global viewers were glued to their TV sets to watch 3,840 minutes of body-denting action.

In this sharp and insightful book, Stephen Townshend provides an entertaining and tongue-in-cheek lowdown on one of the world's top sporting events.

Crammed with off-the-wall facts and satirical commentary, Rugby World Cup 2011 is a rugby enthusiast's guide to the history of the cup, the players, the teams and the country hosting the tournament. If you think too much rugby is barely enough, you can't afford to be without this book.

"I read it, and then read it again. And just to make sure it was such a damn good rugby book, I read it one more time. Opinionated, fun and filled with fascinating detail, Rugby World Cup 2011 is a 'must have' for both fans and those new to the heavenly game."

Former Wallaby prop and RWC pioneer, Ross Turnbull

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Germinal Press - Stephen Townshend

Stephen Townshend

Founder of Germinal Press, Stephen Townshend was born in New Zealand, where as a teenager he started working as a writer for Rip It Up and other musical press. Having moved to Australia, he turned his hand to editing, at the same time creating a number of street fanzines, including...

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