The must-have review and record of the 2011 RWC.
One of rugby's most respected commentators, Bob Howitt, provides definitive commentary to the stunning array of images from leading international photo library TRANZ.
This highly illustrated, comprehensive 136-page review package includes:
Introduction to the 2011 tournament
Pool Games: detailed review of each New Zealand game in Pool A, along with statistics and a review of Pool A in its entirety, and statistics and reviews of Pools B, C and D
Quarter-finals — review of each quarter-final gameSemi-finals — review of each semi-final gameBronze Final — review of the Wales v Australia playoff
The Final — review of the New Zealand v France Final and the All Blacks receiving the Webb Ellis Cup, including a critique of Graham Henry’s coaching career and accompanying statistical survey
Players of the Tournament — the top six performers of the 2011 tournament
Tournament XV — the dream team emerging from the tournament’s top performers, and
Statistics — wrap-up of the key match and tournament stats.
Top-class action photographs of the games as they unfold, and a selection of colourful spectator photos from around the venues, the opening ceremony, and a shot from the ticker-tape parade in Auckland the day after the Final.
About the Author:
Bob Howitt has spent a lifetime writing about rugby. Auckland Star correspondent for a decade, editor of the iconic Rugby News and its annuals for 25 years, and founder editor of NZ Rugby World magazine. This is his 19th book on rugby. A long-serving member of the New Zealand Sports Journalists Association, Bob is a past winner of the New Zealand Sports Journalist of the Year award.
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