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Rugby - stories and heroes of the oval ball


Rugby is one of the most popular sports in the world. The 60 stories collected in this book best represent almost two centuries of oval ball. These are spectacular or decisive moments, episodes that have remained in the collective imagination and that fuel our passion: the most beautiful goal that has ever been scored, the heroism of the player who finished the match with a fractured collarbone, the matches memorable and unexpected victories of the "Cinderellas", the 65 meter penalty, the drop that won a World Cup and the one that brought down apartheid, the winger that no one could tackle and the opener that scored the most of a thousand points in his career...

The history of rugby told through the exciting, sometimes unpublished, stories of its protagonists; the most famous ones but also the lesser known ones, capable of leaving an indelible mark in the memory of this sport. In each episode, short notes provide useful information to understand the context, illustrated by large photographs selected from the best specialized archives. Links and QR Codes allow you to access many films available online, for an even more vivid narrative.

Reasons of interest:

  • The most beautiful and evocative rugby stories presented to the general public with an original point of view.
  • An endless collection of famous and lesser-known episodes, which will intrigue and amaze the reader.
  • An instructive and exciting book, which reconstructs the history and geography of this sport through 60 episodes.
  • Link and QR Code to access selected videos on YouTube, which make the story even more compelling.
  • Size: 21.5 × 30.3 cm
  • 192 pages
  • 4 color printing
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 978 2 88935 310 1

Alberto Bertolazzi has collaborated with various newspapers and created numerous illustrated volumes and informative texts dedicated to approaching sport. His debut as a novelist was in 2011, with the title Rugby will save the world. For NuiNui he created Sports explained to children, Football explained to children, Basketball explained to children and the volume Football, 100 magical moments of football, with Stefano Fonsato and Alex Tacchini.