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The Boys of Winter

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THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER and must-read book for the Rugby World Cup 2023. England have been in four Rugby World Cup finals and only won one of them.

In 2003, this team was the one that did it. And this is their story in their words. The image of Jonny Wilkinson's last-minute winning drop goal is etched deep into the nation's consciousness - everyone knows where they were during that iconic moment on the 22nd November 2003.

Twenty years on, with their achievement still unmatched, the affection and respect this band of brothers command is as great as ever. There is still no modern player as beloved as Jonny Wilkinson, no captain as celebrated and respected as Martin Johnson, and no coach as revered as Sir Clive Woodward. And there is no one with the aura and drive of Lawrence Dallaglio.

In The Boys of Winter, Dallaglio and writer Owen Slot tell the inside story of England's triumphant 2003 Rugby World Cup through interviews with those involved, revealing how the team planned it and executed it; the iconic memories as well as the unseen moments. But what has become of those heroes of our youth? This book also tells the story of how the tournament has shaped the lives of those involved, for better or worse. For many it was the pinnacle, for some a missed opportunity and for others a curse from which they never recovered. 

Includes never-before-seen interviews with the squad and coaching staff - Reveals how the team planned and executed the 2003 Rugby World Cup win - Uncovers for the first time the impact of the achievement on the players - Explores why this success has never been repeated This is the definitive account of a legendary sporting moment and an examination of the costs of our dreams.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781788706551
Publication date: 31st August 2023
Author: Lawrence Dallaglio, Owen Slot
Publisher: BLINK Publishing an imprint of Bonnier Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Primary Genre Biographies & Autobiographies
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