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The Ellis Rugby book preview. All Blacks All Golds: John Hayes (Author), An inspiring sporting story of vision, courage & tragedy.
All Blacks All Golds: John Hayes (Author)
John Hayes won the New Zealand Society of Authors Best First Nonfiction Award in 1995 for his biography of Tom Fyfe, Piercing the Clouds. He first came in to contact with Football in the Waikato, and recalls as a youngster playing curtain raisers to matches in Hamilton that included the All Blacks Bob Scott and Ron Jarden. At University, Rugby League won out and he represented New Zealand Universities in each of the three inaugural ‘Tests’ against Australian Universities in 1969. He was awarded a University Blue the same year.
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1907: A team of New Zealand rugby players – destined to become known as the `All Golds’ – embarks upon a five-month tour of England and Wales. Reviled by the rugby union establishment, both at home and abroad, the tourists are men ahead of their time. Led by the remarkable Albert Henry Baskiville and including such now legendary figures as Dally Messenger, Lance Todd and George Smith, this party of true international sporting pioneers was about to change the world of rugby forever.