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A Century of Twickenham Legends by David Llewellyn

A Century of Twickenham Legends

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A Century of Twickenham Legends by David Llewellyn

The World Museum of Rugby set up a Wall of Fame to mark the centenary of Twickenham as the Headquarters of English Rugby, which staged its first international a century ago, in 1910. Author David Llewellyn, who has 30 years' experience of reporting rugby and cricket, provides profiles of all the great names in rugby; from England's Freddie Chapman who scored the first international try at Twickenham in the first match in 1910 to Martin Johnson, who crowned his distinguished playing career by captaining the team to Rugby World Cup victory in Australia in 2003. The list of players also includes Jonah Lomu, Ronnie Poulton Palmer and Will Carling. This collection of profiles and interviews contains previously unheard anecdotes, ranging from the amusing to the downright audacious. With biographical and background information, everything about the world's finest players to have appeared at Twickenham is here. The book kicks off with a characteristically amusing and witty foreword from The Independent's Rugby Union Correspondent Chris Hewett. A Century of Twickenham Legends is a must-read for all rugby fans and will also appeal to sports fans.


The glory of this book is its capacity to stir, to provoke, to celebrate. -- Chris Hewett The Independent

About the Author

Author of recently published The First Lady of Mulberry Walk, David began reporting rugby, first for the Western Daily Press in his home town of Bristol, then for the Observer. He worked for 11 years for the Daily Express, also covering football and cricket, and for the last 20 years has worked as a freelance reporter, covering Rugby Union and cricket chiefly for The Independent. He is married to Hilary, a GP, and lives in Kent.

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Publication date

1st December 2011


David Llewellyn

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Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing


304 pages




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Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing is an imprint of Matador

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