Author(s): Gregor Paul
Rugby followers love nothing more than reminiscing: reliving the most memorable moments, eulogising the great players, analysing the best and worst team performances and pondering who it was they disliked the most. There have been iconic names, gentleman thugs, giant chokes, huge upsets, memorable and forgettable comebacks and acts of violence that make even the toughest enforcers shiver. 'Top 10 of Everything Rugby' is a journey through international history, ranking the best and worst in lists that cover (among other things) disastrous coaching appointments, captains, debuts, psychos and scandals. What were the 10 greatest moments in the game? Who are the 10 hardest men? The most iconic players? What are the 10 nastiest incidents ever witnessed on the field? Who are the most overrated, the most underrated, the least likeable? And who are the 10 worst signings ever made? This is a book both the committed and casual rugby follower will love and find impossible to put down. It will spark memories back to life; force readers to laugh out loud and others to gawp and rage at some of the inclusions and exclusions. With every possible relevant and irrelevant facet of the game covered, 'Top 10 of Everything Rugby' is the ultimate judge on the acts, people and performances that have defined the sport.
Gregor Paul is recognised as one of New Zealand's leading writers on the national game, he has been the Herald on Sunday's voice of rugby since its inception in 2004 and is also the editor of Rugby World. Born in Scotland, he lives in Auckland with his wife and three children.