England Rugby Union Team Behind the Rose Book


This is a complete history of the England rugby union team. Told by the players themselves. Based on a combination of painstaking research into the early years of the England team. Through exclusive interviews with many Test match stars from before the Second World War to the present day.

English International Rugby Union Experience

World-renowned rugby writers Stephen Jones and Nick Cain delve into the very heart of the English international rugby union experience. Painting a unique and utterly compelling picture of the game in the only words that can truly do so: the players’ own. This is the definitive story of English Test match rugby. A story etched in blood, sweat, and tears. And a story of great joy and heart-breaking sorrow. Also a story of sacrifice, agony, endeavour and triumph.

Behind the Rose Book

Behind the Rose lifts the lid on what it is to play for England. The trials and tribulations behind the scenes, the glory. Then the drama and the honour on the field. And the heart-warming tales of friendship and humour off it. Absorbing and illuminating. This is a must-have for all supporters who have ever dreamed of walking the hallowed corridors of Twickenham as a Test match player. Preparing themselves for battle in the changing rooms. And then marching out to that field of dreams. With the deafening roar of the crowd in their ears. And the red rose emblazoned on their chest.

Exert from the England Rugby Union Team Behind the Rose Book

The first England national rugby jersey was a garment of pristine white. Except for a motif based on the rose. For those early games at the time of the advent of international rugby. The marvelous men who blazed the path had to bring their own jersey to wear. And at a time when selection could be capricious, perhaps it was only ever needed once. There was the missive informing players of their selection gave details of the tailor from where kit could be bought. The tailor also had the England cap itself for sale.

Pride in the England Rugby Union Team Jersey

These days, the jersey retains the Red Rose. But it is a hi-tech garment intended not just to be a uniform for play. But to actually enhance performance. Yet the important aspect is that the pioneers instituted the international rugby game. Nurtured it and passed it on for future generations. There is an unbreakable link between the two kinds of jersey. And the men who wore it, now and then and in every match in between. Generations of men almost bursting out of their jersey with pride.

Where to buy the England Six Nations Team – Save and Prosper Book of England’s Grand Slam, 1991

The Behind the Rose Book is available on Amazon. Also, we offer England Rugby 1991 Shirt 1992 Grand Slam. In addition, we have recently launched our new England Rugby Cap Navy.