Scotland Rugby Jim Renwick


“The Centre of Excellence: The Jim Renwick Story”. By David Barnes is an inspiring biography of one of the most influential figures in the world of rugby. Jim Renwick, was a former Scotland and British Lions player. He played at a time when rugby was still an amateur sport. But his dedication, skill, and vision helped pave the way for the modern era of professional rugby.

Scotland Rugby Jim Renwick 24 year playing career

During a 24-year playing career, he was a member of the Hawick RFC team which won the last-ever unofficial Championship. And a further eight official Scottish Championships. He was capped 52 times for Scotland (a record at that time), scoring a hatful of tries, penalties, and drop goals.

Jim Renwick a British Lions Rugby Tourist

He played for the British Lions in the first Test against South Africa in 1980. Also, he is widely considered to have been unfortunate not to have played in more Tests at that level. In addition, he was a serial tourist in the amateur age, Renwick has witnessed and been part of many exciting and hilarious escapades.

Jim Renwick the Centre of  high jinx

He has a naturally mischievous character and some of the high jinx in which he has been involved are the stuff of rugby legend. He has also met and made friends with a huge number of the great and good of rugby football across the globe in addition to many well-known characters from outside the game Now as revered for his repartee and after dinner speaking as he was for his incisive breaks on the park, Renwick’s actions – both on and off the field – have made him one of the best known and popular figures in the rugby world. This intimate and revealing biography is sure to be one of the most entertaining sports biographies of recent years.

Scotland Rugby and the set-backs in his career

The Author David Barnes takes readers on a journey through Renwick’s early years, his rise to rugby stardom, and his subsequent contributions to the sport as a coach, commentator, and ambassador. Along the way, readers will learn about Renwick’s triumphs and setbacks, his leadership skills, and his unwavering commitment to excellence.

Drawing on interviews with Renwick himself, as well as with his family, friends, and colleagues, Barnes paints a vivid portrait of a man who not only excelled on the field but who also left a lasting impact on the sport he loved. Through Renwick’s story, readers will gain insight into the world of rugby and learn valuable lessons about what it takes to succeed in any field.

Where to buy Scotland Rugby Jim Renwick Book?

“The Centre of Excellence: The Jim Renwick Story” is a must-read for anyone who loves rugby or who is interested in the qualities that make for greatness, both on and off the field. Barnes’s engaging writing style, combined with Renwick’s inspiring story, makes this book an unforgettable read. Available from Amazon HERE.

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