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A social history of English Rugby Union

Author: Tony Collins
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Leading rugby historian Tony Collins traces the development of rugby union from its origins at Rugby School through to the modern era of professionalism and World Cup victory, and explains why the game has come to have such a profound influence on the emergent English middle class.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Collins
ISBN: 9780415476607 0415476607 9780203885444 0203885449
OCLC Number: 227922483
Description: vii, 277 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The schoolboy's game --
The amateur game --
The war game --
The man's game --
The class game --
The player's game --
The imperial game --
The money game --
The whole new ball game?
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