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1958 in Rugby Union - 1957-58 Australia Rugby Union Tour of Britain, Ireland and France, 1958 France Rugby Union Tour of South Africa (Paperback) Loot Price: R261
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1958 in Rugby Union - 1957-58 Australia Rugby Union Tour of Britain, Ireland and France, 1958 France Rugby Union Tour of South...

1958 in Rugby Union - 1957-58 Australia Rugby Union Tour of Britain, Ireland and France, 1958 France Rugby Union Tour of South Africa (Paperback)

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Chapters: 1957-58 Australia Rugby Union Tour of Britain, Ireland and France, 1958 France Rugby Union Tour of South Africa, 1958 Five Nations Championship. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 22. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Between late 1957 and March 1948 the Australia national rugby union team - the Wallabies - conducted a world tour encompassing Britain, Ireland, France and Canada on which they played five Tests and thirty-six minor tour matches. They won 22, lost 16 and drew three. They lost all five Tests of the tour. Versatile back Dick Tooth had made 10 Test appearances for Australia before the tour and had captained the Wallabies well in two 1957 Tests against the All Blacks. Howell expresses a view that it was inexplicable that Tooth was not selected for the tour and partially blames this as cause of the disappointing tour result. However Howell also writes that Bob Davidson possessed outstanding qualities to make him a natural touring captain. He was a born leader of men, was immensely popular, he met people well, was highly intelligent and spoke well in public. He played in 32 of the 41 tour games and did everything in his power to make the tour a success. Veteran second-rower Alan Cameron had captained the Wallabies in 18 matches in 1955 and 1956 but was no longer supreme in his position nor guaranteed of Test selection. However he made a superb contribution to the tour playing in 22 matches including one Test and captained the side in seven mid-week matches As per tradition, Assistant Manager Dave Cowper assumed the coaching duties. Howell writes that in spite of the mounting losses, Cowper "ever the gentleman, never criticised the players, even when he had every right to....he personified the true amateur, playing always to the rules with a strict code of ethics" Squad m...http: //booksllc.net/?id=1886022

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2010
First published: October 2010
Editors: Books Llc • Books Group
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 24
ISBN-13: 978-1-158-56140-7
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-158-56140-7
Barcode: 9781158561407

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