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Rugby Book of the Year

This award is for the best (in the judge’s opinion) non-fiction book related to rugby of the Year.


Exe men : the extraordinary rise of the Exeter Chiefs

Kitson, Rob ISBN: 9781913538712

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Among the best stories in modern British team sport has been the rise of Exeter Chiefs.

How, exactly, did an unfashionable rugby team from Devon emerge from obscurity to become the double champions of England and Europe?

What makes them tick? What are their secrets?Exe Men is a compelling story of regional pride, fierce rural identity, larger-than-life local heroes, remarkable characters, epic resilience, big city snobbery, geographical separation, steepling ambition and personal sacrifice which will strike a chord with anyone who enjoys a classic underdog story. This is not any old rugby book, it is the inside story of Exeter's incredible journey from the edge of nowhere to the summit of the English and European club game.

- Browns Books Synopsis