Willie John McBride Ireland Rugby & British & Irish Legend. The Story of My Life Book Preview.

Willie John McBride 1974 British Lions Captain

Willie John McBride is a rugby legend. The boy from Ballymena in Northern Ireland. Who became captain of the Ireland rugby team. And captain of the British Lions for their unbeaten tour. Against South Africa in 1974.

Capped 63 times by Ireland Rugby

He has remained at the centre of rugby life ever since. During an international career lasting from 1962-75. Willie John played 17 tests for the Lions. And was capped 63 times (12 as captain) by Ireland. He was awarded the MBE for services to rugby football in 1971. And later coached and managed the Lions and Ulster.

Willie John McBride loves Rugby, Loves Life

Willie John reveals a man who loves his rugby, love, life, and loves to tell a good story. Despite his incredible success on the rugby field. His life was not always as happy and straightforward. He recounts and reveals details of his life from family tragedies. Also, the time he had to sleep with two bodyguards outside his door during the Troubles.

The book also includes many of Willie John’s wonderful stories. For which he is justly famous.

The Story of My Life Book Author. Peter Bills.

Peter Bills is a world-renowned rugby journalist. Who has reported and written on the sport for more than forty years. For numerous different publications, including The Independent. A former editor of Rugby World, Peter Bills has worked with some of the greatest names in world rugby over his almost 40 years in the media, as a journalist, broadcaster, and author. His by-line appears regularly in numerous newspapers, across the Commonwealth, including, in the UK and Ireland, The Independent, the Irish Independent, and Rugby News.

Where to Buy Willie John McBride Ireland Rugby The Story of My Life Book?

The excellent Rugby book. Is available from, Amazon. We also celebrate the many great teams Wilie John played for. The 1971 British Isles Lions Shirt. He was also a great player for Ireland. Our  Ireland Rugby Shirt 1948 Grand Slam. is inspired by the great team of 1948, before Willie Johns’s time.