Monday, 27 July 2015

Rugby World Cup book to be published by The History Press

In a new venture, I've signed a deal to write a commemorative history of the upcoming Rugby World Cup for The History Press.

God (and printers) willing, it will be on shelves a fortnight after the final.

I could make a pitch about it being the ideal stocking filler for a nation beside itself with rugby fever following a 6-week festival of oval-balled skill, power and precision. But I'll leave that it to the marketing department.


  1. Rugby World Cup 2015 Live

    The Rugby World Cup 2015 is scheduled to be the eighth Rugby World Cup, the quadrennial rugby union world championship.

    The tournament will be hosted by England[nb 1] from 18 September to 31 October 2015. Twickenham Stadium in London will host the final.

    England was chosen to host the competition in July 2009, beating rival bids from Italy, Japan and South Africa. The competition's organisers, Rugby World Cup Limited, had recommended England to the International Rugby Board (IRB; now known as World Rugby.

    Of the 20 teams competing at the 2015 World Cup, 12 of them qualified by finishing in the top three places in their pools in the 2011 World Cup. The other eight teams qualified through regional competition. Of the 20 countries that competed in the previous World Cup in 2011, there was only one change – Uruguay replaced Russia.

    Rugby World Cup 2015 Live

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