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  • Published: 1 December 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241348956
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $39.99
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The Hurt




From the former England rugby captain, a story of hard men and harsh truths

In The Hurt, Dylan Hartley, one of England's most successful captains, tells a story of hard men and harsh truths. From the sixteen-year-old Kiwi who travelled alone to England, to the winner of ninety-seven international caps, Hartley shows us his life and his sport, warts and all.

Hartley addresses the ever-increasing physical and psychological demands on international players, and the toll it can take on their mental health. He describes with brutal clarity the effects of multiple concussions, and his fear of the potential long-term damage caused by a game he fell in love with as a boy in rural New Zealand. Hartley has survived old-school brawls, and thrived in the high-pressure, high-performance culture created by Eddie Jones before his dream of leading England on the biggest stage in the 2019 World Cup was shattered by untimely injury. Along the way, he learned a lot about leadership and about himself.

The Hurt reveals rugby in the raw, a unique insight into the price of sporting obsession.

  • Published: 1 December 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241348956
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $39.99
Categories:

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