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  • Published: 11 March 2011
  • ISBN: 9781845969097
  • Imprint: Mainstream Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256
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Seeing Red

Twelve Tumultuous Years in Welsh Rugby


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Award-winning account of a turbulent decade behind the scenes of the WRU

Alun Carter experienced the highs and lows of the Wales national rugby squad throughout his 12 years working for the WRU. During this time, he saw a number of high-profile coaches come and go, and in Seeing Red he delivers a brutally honest account of what it was like to work with each of them. From the inspirational successes of the Graham Henry and Mike Ruddock eras to the disappointments and failures of the Steve Hansen and Gareth Jenkins regimes, the reader is given an insider's version of what really went on.

Carter does not shy away from controversy, and he pulls no punches in his assessment of the rift between Graham Henry and Sir Clive Woodward, the personal and political situation that led to Mike Ruddock losing his job, and the difficulty of handling the group dynamics within the national squad. The former analyst also provides an informed appraisal of the remarkable 2005 and 2008 Grand Slam victories.
Winner of best rugby book at the 2009 British Sports Book Awards, Seeing Red provides a warts-and-all account of more than a decade of Welsh rugby and is packed with revelations, exclusive contributions and untold stories that will intrigue and delight all fans of the sport.

  • Pub date: 11 March 2011
  • ISBN: 9781845969097
  • Imprint: Mainstream Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256
Categories:

About the Authors

Alun Carter

Alun Carter is a former Wales international who also played for Pontypool, Newport, SO Millau and UWIC. He later worked for the WRU for 12 years, fulfilling the role of head analyst from 1998 to 2007. Together with Nicholas Bishop, he wrote Seeing Red: Twelve Tumultuous Years in Welsh Rugby and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: The Rise and Fall of Pontypool RFC.

Nicholas Bishop

Nick Bishop has worked as a rugby analyst and scout for Graham Henry and for the Wales national squad. He is the author of four other books, including Henry's Pride with Graham Henry.

Alun Carter is a former Wales international who also played for Pontypool, Newport, SO Millau and UWIC. He later worked for the WRU for 12 years, fulfilling the role of head analyst from 1998 to 2007. Together, they were the authors of Seeing Red: Twelve Tumultuous Years in Welsh Rugby.


Praise for Seeing Red

“A revealing insider's view that shows what can go wrong when strong personalities clash behind the scenes at the highest level of professional sport”

International Rugby News

“[Carter] sees the playing and management sides of the same coin in a way that a player's autobiography so rarely does”

The Times

“Carter wields a sharp pen, and draws blood from a number of key figures he feels were flawed . . . explosive . . . revelatory”

Book of the Week, Independent on Sunday


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