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The Year the Kiwis Flew (Book)
The Year the Kiwis Flew (Book)
 

SRP Price
12.99
Our Price
£12.99
No. of Pages
360
ISBN
1869506227
Author
Peter Leitch & Richard Becht
Release Date
April 2006
Publisher
Harper Collins
Format
Paperback  
Availability Usually despatched within 2-6 working days.
Books occasionally go out of print at short notice.
Description
From Wooden Spooners to Winners.

In 2005 the Kiwi Rugby League team did the impossible: not only did they win the Gillette Tri-Nations Rugby League series against Britain and Australia, they did it by taking out their arch rivals, the Kangaroos, in an unprecedented 24 - 0 pounding.

With a brand new coach, Bluey Anderson, who drew inspiration from his wife's gritty battle with cancer, to a team fired up with a dedication to the task and a determination to do things differently this time. A new spirit filled the camp, with seasoned players like captain Ruben Wiki, Stacey Jones and Nigel Vagana acting as mentors to the younger players, and fostering a whanau atmosphere where the team decided they weren't there to party, they were there to win. The difference was obvious to everyone who took part or came into contact with them - and that special atmosphere and dedication has been captured in this celebration of the tour and their amazing achievement.

Full colour, extensively illustrated with photographs and personal memorabilia collected by tour manager the irresistible Peter Leitch - the Mad Butcher. With profiles on leading players, incidents and anecdotes from behind the scenes and exciting match summaries, the book is a celebration of an amazing team and their extraordinary achievement.

 


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