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  • Published: 25 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781907195815
  • Imprint: Mainstream Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

Voices from the Back of the Bus

Tall Tales and Hoary Stories from Rugby's Real Heroes




A nostalgic 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 recall the scrapes, the games, the laughs, the glory and the gritty reality of the pre-professional game.

Packed with true rugby tales from the days when men played purely for the love of the game and of their nation, and multimillion-pound contracts and sponsorship deals were unheard of, this refreshing, revealing and often hilarious collection will inspire sports fans of all generations.

  • Pub date: 25 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781907195815
  • Imprint: Mainstream Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

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”

Independent on Sunday


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