CHILL-OUT SUNDAY THE ELLIS RUGBY – SCOTLANDS GRAND SLAM 1990 – BOOK PREVIEW
Scotlands Grand Slam 1990. The Ellis Rugby Book preview.
Author – Ian McGeechan
Author – David Sole
Author – Gavin Hastings
Author – Ian Robertson
Robertson joined the BBC in 1972. As a result, he regards Scotland’s 1984 and 1990 Grand Slams. Next, Jonny Wilkinson’s winning drop-kick in the final of the 2003 World Cup as his “best on-air moments”.
Author – Mick Cleary
Mick Cleary was the rugby union correspondent of The Telegraph and has written a host of exceptional Rugby books. For instance, these include – Wounded Pride. Carling’s Men 1995. The Carling Years 1996. And combined with Sir Ian McGeechan to write Heroes All. The Official Book of the Lions in South Africa 1997.
Cleary has been writing about rugby for 22 years. In 2019 he was named as “Rugby Union Journalist of the Season”. In 2019 and attended a ceremony at London Irish headquarters in south-west London. He came top in a nomination and adjudication process that involved the 12 clubs in the Gallagher Premiership, Premiership Rugby, and the Rugby Football Union.
Here’s the Book Preview – Scotlands Grand Slam 1990.
In this celebratory book. Former Scottish international fly-half Ian Robertson. And Observer rugby correspondent Mick Cleary look back on Scotland’s extraordinary season. From the matches against Fiji and Romania. To the Five Nations Championship and the Grand Slam decider against England at Murrayfield.
Coach Ian McGeechan planned the Scotlands Grand Slam 1990.
England went into the match as odds-on favourites. No one outside Scotland considered any other result. No one, that is, except Scottish coach Ian McGeechan. Based in Leeds, McGeechan spent hours travelling the motorways north to Scotland. Plotting the downfall of England. With the same meticulous attention to detail which saw him guide the British Lions. To victory in Australia last summer.
For example, McGeechan analysed each and every position. Indeed, he considered each and every angle of the game. And chartered each and every weakness of the England side. It worked. McGeechan was the key. And he takes us exclusively through the build-up to every Five Nations match. Firstly, his expectations. Secondly, his disappointments. Thirdly, his critical analysis of the Scottish performance. Furthermore, his hopes as the season built up to its thrilling climax.
Captain David Sole key to the Scotlands Grand Slam 1990.
It was David Sole’s first season as captain. Moreover, it could not have turned out any better. A modest, self-effacing type, 28-year-old Sole looks set to lead Scotland into the World Cup in 1991. His captaincy of the 1993 British Lions must also be a strong possibility for the loose-head prop, who is acknowledged as one of the best forwards in the world. Consequently, his reflections on the Grand Slam season show him also to be one of the shrewdest thinkers in the game.
Scotland’s finest-ever Full Back Gavin Hastings.
Gavin Hastings has so often been the match-winner for club and country. He won 61 caps for Scotland. 20 of which as captain. Additionally, six Lions appearances, almost 700 points in total. His rock-solid dependability in defence. Plus, his calm assurance in moments of pressure and his keen instinct for an opening gave the Scottish side an unshakeable foundation. Also, Gavin Hastings relives the season for us —through his eyes, we see the hopes, the frustrations and the pleasures of a historic season.
In addition, there are pen portraits of all the players. And extensively illustrated with black and white and colour photographs. Also, this is a book for all rugby followers to treasure for years to come.
Where to buy Scotland Grand Slam 1990.
This book is available from AMAZON. In addition, we offer the Scotland Rugby Shirt 1990 Grand Slam in Navy inspired by the final clinching game against England. Also, we offer the classic Scotland Rugby Shirt 1984 Grand Slam in Ecru.