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Heroics and Heartbreak

Twelve Months with the All Blacks
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Heroics and Heartbreak by Jamie Wall
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Description

What happened to the All Blacks at the 2019 Rugby World Cup?

They were aiming for their third title in a row. A win would cap a decade of dominance for the team and provide a fitting end to the careers of Steve Hansen and Kieran Read.

But it turned out to be a much tougher challenge, and ended in crushing failure. Heroics & Heartbreak is Jamie Wall's story of the campaign, from someone who was there every step of the way.

The campaign for the cup started in October 2018, and the All Blacks tour was a hard slog, with the team clearly feeling the effects of a long season. Captain and coach came under considerable scrutiny throughout, and the signs were there that most of the other test playing nations had gained some serious ground on the All Blacks in the last couple of seasons.

Jamie analyses the campaign and the All Blacks' games, trainings, press conferences and dramas throughout the World Cup as he follows the team through the campaign in Japan.

The climax was not the one that the All Blacks wanted, and signals a new era in world rugby. It may prove to be a defining moment for the game in New Zealand as well.

Author Bio:
Jamie Wall is a freelance sports writer, specialising in rugby and is the author of Brothers in Black. He covers live sporting events and delves into the deeper socio-political implications that sports, especially rugby, can bring. He has worked for The Spinoff, Radio New Zealand and Maori Television. Over the last two seasons, Jamie has travelled with the All Blacks to Buenos Aires, Sydney, Tokyo, London, Dublin and Rome, and he will be attending the 2019 Rugby World Cup.



Author Biography

Jamie Wall is a freelance sports writer, specialising in rugby and is the author of Brothers in Black. He covers live sporting events and delves into the deeper socio-political implications that sports, especially rugby, can bring. He has worked for The Spinoff, Radio New Zealand and Maori Television. Over the last two seasons, Jamie has travelled with the All Blacks to Buenos Aires, Sydney, Tokyo, London, Dublin and Rome, and he will be attending the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Release date NZ
December 3rd, 2019
Author
Pages
368
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Imprint
Allen & Unwin
Dimensions
153x234x26
ISBN-13
9781988547329
Product ID
31687076

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