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Long shots : the greatest underdog stories in New Zealand sport

Author: Bronwyn Sell; Christine Sheehy
Publisher: Auckland, New Zealand : Allen & Unwin, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Kiwis adore underdogs. We never cheer louder than when the long-shot outsider charges in from nowhere to blitz the field, or the written-off veteran finds redemption. This book celebrates some of the most inspiring against-the-odds stories in New Zealand sport. From the famous to the forgotten, from the Carterton Showgrounds to the Stadio Olimpico, the tales within are a tribute to determination, self-belief and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bronwyn Sell; Christine Sheehy
ISBN: 9781877505416 1877505412
OCLC Number: 946520464
Description: xi, 252 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Harry Watson --
1929 Southland rugby team --
Billy Savidan --
Norman Read --
Peter Snell --
Burt Munro --
1968 New Zealand coxed four --
Denny Hulme --
Jaynie Parkhouse --
Peter Petherick --
1976 New Zealand men's hockey team --
Linda Jones --
Digby Taylor --
Anne Audain --
Chris Lewis --
Jim Cassidy and Kiwi the racehorse --
Ewen Chatfield --
Greg Cooper --
Ross Norman --
Steve Gurney --
2002 Tall Blacks --
Michael Campbell --
2008 Kiwis --
2010 All Whites --
Stephen Donald.
Responsibility: Bronwyn Sell & Christine Sheehy.

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