CHILL-OUT SUNDAY THE ELLIS RUGBY - LAST OF THE BLUE LIONS - THE 1938 BRITISH LIONS TOUR OF SOUTH AFRICA - BOOK PREVIEW 1938 British Lions Tour of South Africa. The Ellis Rugby Book preview. Last of the Blue Lions. Author - Steve Lewis Steve Lewis is a famed rugby author. And has written a [...]
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1932 GREAT BRITAIN RUGBY LEAGUE. THE STORY BEHIND THE TOUR OF NEW ZEALAND. Rugby League 1932 Tour by Great Britain visited Australia and New Zealand. The party was captained by Welshman Jim Sullivan. The following reports provide historical details on the three test matches played in New Zealand. Their style and content are taken from the [...]
CHILL-OUT SUNDAY THE ELLIS RUGBY BUDGE ROGERS A RUGBY LIFE BOOK PREVIEW England Rugby Union Shop. Budge Rogers: A Rugby Life. Author - Philip Stevens Dr. Phil Stevens enjoyed a long and successful career in education. Phil played football and cricket at senior amateur level. And is a lifelong West Ham United fan. And a [...]
1932 GREAT BRITAIN RUGBY LEAGUE. THE STORY BEHIND THE TOUR OF AUSTRALIA. 1932 Great Britain Rugby League tour of Australia and New Zealand were captained by Welshman Jim Sullivan. The following reports provide historical details on the three test matches played in Australia. Their style and content are taken from the details available from the [...]
CHILL-OUT SUNDAY THE ELLIS RUGBY FINAL WHISTLE BOOK PREVIEW Rugby Union Heritage Story. The Final Whistle: the Great War in Fifteen Players. The Ellis Rugby Preview Author - Stephen Cooper Award-winning author Stephen Cooper was born in Birmingham, England. After Cambridge University, he was a MadMan in New York. Then London and Toronto. He first began [...]
GRAND SLAM ENGLAND NATIONAL RUGBY TEAM WING CYRIL LOWE. THE STORY BEHIND RUGBY’S WAR HEROES. England National Rugby Team hero Cyril Lowe was quite a unique rugby player. He was slight of build, weighing just 9st 6lb (60 kg). But was an exceptional rugby player. A great finisher with speed and wonderful footwork. He won [...]
CHILL-OUT SUNDAY THE ELLIS RUGBY SPRINGBOK CAPTAINS BOOK PREVIEW Springbok Captains South Africa Rugby. The Ellis Rugby Preview. The men who shaped South African rugby. Author - Springbok Captains South Africa Rugby Edward Griffiths Edward Griffiths was born in Zimbabwe. Educated in England. He was a sportswriter with Business Day. And as editor of the Sunday Times [...]
BRIAN BEVAN WARRINGTON RUGBY LEAGUE. THE STORY BEHIND RUGBY LEAGUE’S UNLIKELY-LOOKING STAR. Brian Bevan Warrington Rugby League. The greatest try-scorer in Rugby League history. Bevan was the most unlikely-looking rugby player or athlete. He was bald, thin, and frail in appearance. With spindly legs, heavily protected by bandages. He was said to use a whole [...]
CHILL-OUT SUNDAY THE ELLIS RUGBY ENGLAND RUGBY WILL CARLING AUTOBIOGRAPHY BOOK PREVIEW England Rugby Will Carling autobiography book preview. Author - England Rugby Will Carling This week Will Carling OBE has been inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame. Will Carling, was one of England’s youngest ever captains. He holds an impressive record. From [...]
ENGLAND RUGBY FIVE NATIONS GRAND SLAM HERO. THE STORY BEHIND RONALD COVE-SMITH. England Rugby Five Nations Grand Slams of 1923 and 1924. Were captained by Dave Davies and Wavell Wakefield. A core player is both these successes was Ronald Cove-Smith. He was an outstanding player. Also, he captained the England Rugby team to a further [...]