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Pumas: A History of Argentinean Rugby

By: Gowar, Rex

1913538699 / 9781913538699
eBook (EPUB)
05/05/2022
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268 pages
Copy: 20%; print: 20%
Reprint. Published in Scotland. Previously issued in print: 2021 Description based on CIP data; resource not viewed.

'Few have a better feel for Argentine rugby than Rex Gowar ... his experience oozes from every paragraph. A fascinating, educational read' - Robert Kitson, The GuardianArgentinean rugby is a unique - and often mysterious - beast.In Pumas, veteran journalist Rex Gowar digs to the heart of rugby in Argentina to reveal a history like no other in the sport.

Gregarious, colourful, controversial, violent, shocking, beautiful - these are just some of the words to describe the stories that emerge in these hair-raising pages as some of the biggest characters in the game are profiled, famous matches relived and painful history is scrutinised.In the first book in English to examine rugby in Argentina in any depth, Gowar explores how the roots of the game in the early twentieth century has produced a twisting, astonishing history that has flowered in the present day as the Pumas have established themselves as one of the world's powerhouse rugby nations.

BIC:

1KLSA Argentina, WS Sports & outdoor recreation, WSBX History of sport, WSJF1 Rugby Union

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