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Rugby union and globalization : an odd-shaped world

Author: John Harris
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Series: Global culture and sport.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1995 rugby union finally became a professional sport following more than a century as an amateur game. This_book offers a critical analysis of the sport in the professional era and assesses the relationship between the local and the global in contemporary rugby union"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Harris
ISBN: 9780230229310 023022931X 9780230578197 0230578195
OCLC Number: 613433907
Description: xvi, 168 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Where and why rugby matters --
The rugby world cup --
Power shifts: from league to union --
The rugby player as celebrity --
Player migration in the professional age --
The migration of coaches in rugby union --
Passports of convenience --
The lions roar: British identity and the professional game --
Flattening the rugby world.
Series Title: Global culture and sport.
Responsibility: John Harris.

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