Rugby The Golden Age is a unique collection of over 275 images from the last century, looking behind the drop goals and the mud-caked scrums to the core of a sport that is bloodthirsty, punishing, strategic and exhilarating all at the same time. The players who make the action are seen at repose, the helpers who are largely unnoticed at a game are framed in detail at their busiest and most intense, the stadiums that we usually think of as packed with supporters are seen empty, giving a flavour of the atmosphere and the passion behind the game that ordinary sporting photographs do not consider. Focusing on both the sport and the photography of the era it covers, Rugby: The Golden Age is a fresh take on the game, showing not just how the sport has developed, but why it continues to be loved and followed by so many people worldwide.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Foreword; The Photographs; Index; Credits and acknowledgements
John Tennant has designed and art directed magazines for over 25 years. During that time he has worked for, among others, The Sunday Times Magazine, the Observer Magazine and the Daily Mail. He launched and edited the Sunday Herald Magazine in Australia and was Creative Director of the Daily Express from 1996-2000. This book combines two of his passions: sport and photography.