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    The Springbok handbook

    Author: Grieb, Eddie
    ISBN: 9781868424481
    Format: paperback
    Did you know? South Africa played their first test in 1891 in Port Elizabeth against the British Isles, and lost 0-4. Percy Montgomery was the first Springbok to play in 100 tests.
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    Did you know? South Africa played their first test in 1891 in Port Elizabeth against the British Isles, and lost 0-4. Percy Montgomery was the first Springbok to play in 100 tests. He retired in 2008 after a record 102 tests and 893 points in the Springbok jersey. Ten sets of fathers and sons have played for South Africa, the most recent being Hennie and Andries Bekker. The wives of twelve Springboks have represented South Africa in other sports, the most recent being Hannelie du Randt, wife of Os, as a swimmer. The Springbok handbook brings you everything there is to know about the famous team, from the very first match played to the present. The authors' meticulous research reveals records and facts never published before, while they also recount the popular stories involving South African rugby down the years. Tables, notes, facts and statistics make this book a treasure trove of everything a rugby fan will want to know about the Springbok team: the players, heritage, disasters and triumphs. This up-to-date guide to South African rugby includes everything you need to know about the Springbok's participation in the Rugby World Cup thus far. From the most matches for South Africa at the World Cup to team and individual records; individual Rugby World Cup facts by tournament to the winners of the William Webb Ellis Trophy; and an alphabetical list of South African players to the youngest World Cup winner, everything is included in this expert almanac.
    Did you know? South Africa played their first test in 1891 in Port Elizabeth against the British Isles, and lost 0-4. Percy Montgomery was the first Springbok to play in 100 tests. He retired in 2008 after a record 102 tests and 893 points in the Springbok jersey. Ten sets of fathers and sons have played for South Africa, the most recent being Hennie and Andries Bekker. The wives of twelve Springboks have represented South Africa in other sports, the most recent being Hannelie du Randt, wife of Os, as a swimmer. The Springbok handbook brings you everything there is to know about the famous team, from the very first match played to the present. The authors' meticulous research reveals records and facts never published before, while they also recount the popular stories involving South African rugby down the years. Tables, notes, facts and statistics make this book a treasure trove of everything a rugby fan will want to know about the Springbok team: the players, heritage, disasters and triumphs. This up-to-date guide to South African rugby includes everything you need to know about the Springbok's participation in the Rugby World Cup thus far. From the most matches for South Africa at the World Cup to team and individual records; individual Rugby World Cup facts by tournament to the winners of the William Webb Ellis Trophy; and an alphabetical list of South African players to the youngest World Cup winner, everything is included in this expert almanac.
    Products specifications
    ISBN13 9781868424481
    Contributor Farmer, Stuart
    Contributor Grieb, Eddie
    Language English
    Format paperback
    Imprint Jonathan Ball Publishers SA
    Publisher Jonathan Ball Publishers SA
    Publication Date 2011-09-01
    Short Description Springbok handbook Grieb, Eddie; Farmer, Stuart 9781868424481
    Author Biography Eddie Grieb has been the official statistician of SA Rugby since September 2006, after similar appointments with the Far North Rugby Union in 1992 and the Griqualand West Rugby Union in 1999. Eddie has been involved with the SA Rugby Annual since 1999 and became co-editor in 2008. He has also worked for Supersport over the past four seasons. Stuart Farmer is one of the leading statisticians in world rugby. His company, SFMS Limited, are the official statisticians for Premier Rugby in England and the communications department of the Magners League tournament played in Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Stuart is the only external researcher used by UK broadcasters BSkyB in their coverage of worldwide rugby, and he has been the statistician at Rugby World, the best selling monthly rugby magazine, since 1997.