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  • Published: 15 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781845965921
  • Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $29.99
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Voices from the Back of the Bus

Tall Tales and Hoary Stories from Rugby's Real Heroes




A nostalgic, light-hearted collection of true stories about playing international rugby in the pre-professional era

Voices from the Back of the Bus provides a rare behind-the-scenes look at international rugby at the height of a golden period.

Recounted with genuine warmth and much humour, over a hundred players – 54 of them British and Irish Lions – recall the scrapes, the games, the laughs, the glory and the gritty reality of the pre-professional game.

Author and former Lion Stewart McKinney has collected priceless recollections of the glory days from an unprecedented number of legendary rugby names. The all-star cast includes: from England, Peter Wheeler, Jeff Probyn, Andy Ripley and Mickey Skinner; from Ireland, Willie John McBride and Moss Keane; from Wales, Gareth Edwards, Phil Bennett and Mervyn Davies; and from Scotland, Andy Irvine and Ian McLauchlan, with contributions also made from New Zealand and South African rugby stars.

Packed with true rugby tales from the days when men played purely for the love of the game and of their nation, and multi-million pound contracts and sponsorship deals were unheard of, Voices from the Back of the Bus is a refreshing, revealing and often hilarious collection that will inspire sports fans of all generations.

  • Published: 15 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781845965921
  • Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $29.99
Categories:

About the author

Stewart McKinney

Stewart McKinney is a former Ireland international rugby player who was part of the British and Irish Lions team that was victorious against South Africa in 1974.

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Praise for Voices from the Back of the Bus

A splendid collection of reminiscences from a galaxy of rugby stars

Daily Telegraph

Features a host of priceless tales of friendship and humour

Western Mail

Book of the week

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