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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9780753520116
  • Imprint: Virgin Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

One Chance

My Life and Rugby

Paperback edition of international rugby star Josh Lewsey's story

Josh Lewsey is a household name in English rugby. He has been a World Cup winner, part of the prestigious British Lions squad and a crucial member of the Wasps team, one of the most successful UK premiership rugby sides of the last 10 years. Not content with just being a rugby player, his life off the pitch has been equally impressive. He is a graduate in both Law and Physiology, a former Army Officer and an avid adventurer. This fascinating and humorous autobiography follows the highs and the lows that inevitably come from being at the top of a professional sport. His refreshingly honest approach means that he offers real insight into the personalities and attitudes that make up the rugby world, as well as the lessons that he has learnt along the way to reach the pinnacle of his game.

  • Pub date: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9780753520116
  • Imprint: Virgin Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

About the Author

Josh Lewsey

Owen Joshua Lewsey was born in 1976 in England, from Welsh blood. As well having been one of the world's best rugby players, he holds a Physiology degree from Bristol University, a postgraduate degree in Law and has served as a commissioned officer in the British Army. He left the military in 2002 to concentrate wholly on rugby, and was awarded an MBE one year later for his role in the triumphant 2003 World Cup. He retired from both club and international rugby in 2009.

Praise for One Chance

“Pound for pound, he may well be the best player in British rugby”

Jeremy Guscott, The Sunday Times

“His self-penned memoir - no ghost for him - contains shrewd analysis of the England set-up and its personalities ... Let's hope England don't live to regret the loss of this fighting spirit.”

Independent on Sunday

“Very much his own man, he has dispensed with a 'ghost', backing himself to write an autobiography that is certainly engaging.”

Rugby World

“A great book, especially because Josh has written it in his own words, just great”

Sir Clive Woodward

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