CHILL-OUT SUNDAY THE ELLIS RUGBY – DAVID CAMPESE AUSTRALIA RUGBY – THE LAST OF THE DREAM SELLERS – BOOK PREVIEW
David Campese Australia Rugby. Last of the Dream Sellers. The Ellis Rugby Book preview.
Author – James Curran
James Curran is Professor of Modern History at Sydney University. The author of a number of books on Australian politics. And foreign policy. He is a foreign affairs columnist for the Australian Financial Review. And is writing a history of Australia—China relations. His poetry has been published in Meanjin and Quadrant. And his rugby writing in Midi-Olympique. Curran played rugby as a five-eighth. Mainly in the lower grades of the Sydney club competition in the early 1990s.
Campese – footloose, free-running rugby
In the 19805 and early 1990s. David Campese thrilled spectators both in Australia and overseas. With his footloose, crazy-brave style of free running. This book tells the story of his rise from humble beginnings. To the very top of a global sport.
The Bradman & Pele of Rugby – David Campese
As a rugby player. David Campese seemed to operate on cross-grained pure instinct. One that left many a defender clutching at him in vain. Stranded in the slipstream of his audacity. Hailed as the ‘Bradman of rugby’. By former Wallaby coach ‘Alan Jones. And the Pele’ of rugby by others. Campese was a match-winner.
Outrageous Goosestep – he revolutionised the game
Campese occupies a unique intersection in rugby history. One of its last amateurs. And one of its first professionals. He had shown, too. That coming from outside the traditional bastions of rugby. The private schools and universities were no barrier to reaching the top. Indeed, he challenged that establishment. And unsettled it. Warning in the early 1990s that the code risked ‘dying’ if more was not done to expand its appeal.
Veteran Sports Commentator – Gordon Bray commented
Where to buy David Campese Australia Rugby – The Last of the Dream Sellers.
Firstly, this book is available from AMAZON. Secondly, it can be bought directly from davidcampese.com In addition, we offer the vintage Australia Rugby Union Shirt inspired by the great Wallaby teams. Also, we offer the Vintage Australia Rugby Shirt Polo – Heritage Rugby Union. Also our Vintage Australia Rugby T-Shirt Retro Style.