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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TRIVIA
New Zealand

Simon Culhane (of Southland), playing at flyhalf, scored 45 points in his test debut for New Zealand, on June 4, in a 145-17 drubbing of Japan at the 1995 World Cup. He scored one try, which he converted and converted 19 other tries (making 20 conversions altogether, another record). He only missed one shot at goal all day --- a minor miss of the one remaining try in the All Black's tally. Interestingly, New Zealand had no penalty goal attempts in the entire match. Culhane's total was also a record individual score for a World Cup final series game and is the second highest individual score ever in an international match. (The same game also saw Marc Ellis, playing at centre, score a record 6 tries in a test for New Zealand.) Not all of Culhane's kicks were easy. Several tries were out wide, and even into the sun, and towards the end of the match a couple of try scorers made little or no attempt to run their tries in behind the posts!
This record on debut eclipsed the previous record set only a month earlier by Andrew Mehrtens. Mehrtens (of Canterbury), also playing at flyhalf, scored 28 points in his test debut for New Zealand against Canada in Auckland, April 22, 1995. His tally included a try (5), three penalty goals (9) and seven conversions (14) and was only two points short of the then third place (and once) world record test score. New Zealand won the game 73-7 in what was Canada's heaviest defeat in an international. The game was a build-up for both sides prior to the 1995 World Cup. (Mehrtens was rested for the above World Cup pool game with Japan.)
Prior to these two feats the previous record on debut had been 23 by Matthew Cooper, also of New Zealand.
Va`aiga Tuigamala was the first player to score a 5 point try.
In 1986 Bruce Hemara, All Black hooker was selected for the test match against France, was injured, replaced by Sean Fitzpatrick and never played a test match again.
The All Black Gary Knight was hit on the head with a flour bomb during the third test match between South Africa and New Zealand in 1981. Luckily Gary was a former Commonwealth Games wrestler and was able to play on.
In 1949 the All Blacks lost two tests matches in one day in different countries. The All Ablacks lost to South Africa in South Africa and the players left behind lost to Australia in New Zealand.





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