By Owen Sheers
This version has been totally up-to-date to incorporate the 2013 Six countries and the British and Irish Lions Tour.
What does rugby suggest to Wales? the place does the center of Welsh rugby lie? In Calon, Owen Sheers takes a private trip right into a activity that defines a state. Drawing on interviews and extraordinary entry with avid gamers and WRU training employees, Calon offers an intimate portrait of a countrywide staff within the best possible culture of literary activities writing.
At the 2011 Rugby international Cup a tender Welsh facet captained through the 22-year-old Sam Warburton, captured the mind's eye of the rugby-watching international. showing the grit and brilliance of generations prior, an ill-fated semi-final led to heartbreak. yet a fledgling squad fidgeting with the familiarity of brothers had despatched out an electrifying message of desire: may possibly this be a 3rd golden new release of Welsh rugby?
It was once with this question placing within the air that Owen Sheers took up his place as author in place of dwelling for the Welsh Rugby Union. Calon is the rfile of a yr spent on the center of Welsh rugby; the interior tale of a 6 countries crusade that galvanised a country and resulted in Grand Slam good fortune for the 3rd time in eight years.
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