Selected books on rugby:
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Up and Under: Rugby vs. Life
Up and Under: Rugby vs. Life
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Author: Mark Brewer

Up and Under: Rugby vs. Life

Format: Paperback
Pages: 273

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Rugby Facts, Figures and Fun
Rugby Facts, Figures and Fun
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Author: Liam Mccann

Rugby Facts, Figures and Fun

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 96

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Rugby 2008
Rugby 2008
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EA Sports: Rugby 2008

Format: PC-DVD

Platform: PC

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A Game for Hooligans: The History of Rugby Union
A Game for Hooligans: The History of Rugby Union
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Author: Huw Richards

A Game for Hooligans: The History of Rugby Union

Format: Softcover
Pages: 304

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Decade of Tri Nations
Decade of Tri Nations
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Decade of Tri-Nations

Format: DVD

Zone: 2

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How to Watch a Game of Rugby
How to Watch a Game of Rugby
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Author: Spiro Bernard Zavos

How to Watch a Game of Rugby
 
Format: Softcover
Pages: 119

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category: Fun Stuff
TRIVIA
Global

The USA won the Olympic gold medal for rugby last time it was competed for and so is the current Olympic champion! In fact the USA has won the last two rugby gold medals at the Olympics.
Pope John Paul II played rugby. He played for Poland.
In the Asian qualifier tournament for the 1995 World Cup, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 22-29 1994, Hong Kong fullback Ashley Billington scored 10 tries for a total of 50 points in only one game! The unlucky victims were Singapore who suffered a world record defeat to the tune of 164-13 in the same game.
Western Samoa's first international was against Fiji in 1924. The game kick off was at 7am (so the Samoans could go to work afterwards) and there was something unusual about the pitch! The match was played in a local park, and there was a tree in the centre of the pitch!
The Calcutta Cup (played for annually between England and Scotland) was made from the rupees when the Calcutta rugby club folded. Although the withdrawal of British troops from India caused its ultimate demise, the withdrawal of a free bar as a membership privilege had previously lead to dramatic reduction in membership.
Idi Amin (former leader of Uganda) was an official reserve for East Africa playing against the 1955 British Lions.
Uganda turned out to play Kenya in Entebbe in 1935, but both sides had white shirts. A lady spectator eventually provided a large bottle of dye, and using the water bucket they dyed their shirts black. They have played in black ever since.
The ball on the lid of the William Webb Ellis Cup (the World Cup) is not a rugby ball. The Cup is believed to be an old Association Football trophy.
President Bush played for Yale Rugby team in1968.





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