Firsts, Lasts & Onlys: Rugby
Follow
Request Content Preview
Supporting Information
Rights Information

Worldwide rights, excluding GB.

Firsts, Lasts & Onlys: Rugby

A Truly Wonderful Collection of Rugby Trivia

Paul Donnelley

Description

Firsts, Lasts & Onlys is a rugby fan's delight, chock-full of astonishing events, time-honoured anecdotes and distinctly unlikely facts. Beginning in 1823 with an event that probably didn't happen, the book charts the history of the sport to the present day. Did you know that Wasps were not included at the formation of the Rugby Football Union because their representative went to the wrong venue and got drunk? Or that the first international was won by Scotland because the umpire, a Dr Almond, adjudged: 'When an umpire is in doubt, I think he is justified in deciding against the side which makes the most noise. They are probably in the wrong'? Do you know which was the first novel to mention rugby? When the last 20-a-side rugby match was played? Or why a fan cut off his testicles to celebrate a win? All this, and so much more.

Author Biography

The Sunday Times Top Ten best-selling author Paul Donnelley has written more than twenty books on a variety of subjects including football, cricket, golf, true crime, television and cinema. He has written more than 600 articles for newspapers, magazines and online, and at one time or another he has worked for most Fleet Street newspapers.

Category


Rights Contact
View Profile:    Jane Camillin
Company:    Pitch Publishing Ltd
Thank you for proceeding with this offer.

Pitch Publishing Ltd has chosen to review this offer before it proceeds.

You will receive an email update that will bring you back to complete the process.

You can also check the status in the My Offers area
Bibliographic Information
Publish State
Published
Language
English
Readership
General
Publisher / Imprint
Pitch Publishing
Publication Country / Place
United Kingdom
Title Identifier (ISBN/ISSN)
9781785310386
Format
Hardback
Published Date
August 2015
Primary Price
9.99 GBP
Pages
192
Dimensions
192x121 mm