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Book details
  • Genre:SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SubGenre:Rugby
  • Language:English
  • Pages:700
  • eBook ISBN:9780993387838

The Official Springbook Opus Ebook Edition

by Opus Media

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Overview
The Official Springbok Opus - The ultimate celebration of the extraordinary history of this symbol of a nation. Has any sports team ever played such an integral role in the emotional, social and political heartbeat of a nation? The story of the birth struggle and growth of the Springboks has been constantly entwined with the development of South Africa as a country. The Official Springbok Opus is the ultimate celebration of the extraordinary history of this symbol of a nation, from the first games played in 1891 through wars, social change, unification and, ultimately, recognition as Rugby World Cup champions.
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The Official Springbok Opus - The ultimate celebration of the extraordinary history of this symbol of a nation. Has any sports team ever played such an integral role in the emotional, social and political heartbeat of a nation? The story of the birth struggle and growth of the Springboks has been constantly entwined with the development of South Africa as a country. The Official Springbok Opus is the ultimate celebration of the extraordinary history of this symbol of a nation, from the first games played in 1891 through wars, social change, unification and, ultimately, recognition as Rugby World Cup champions. The Official Springbok Opus takes the viewer on an emotional journey both on and off the field of play. The story of the development of the iconic jersey, the first tours, the challenges of wartime and social unrest, the battles with great rivals from Australia, New Zealand and the British Isles, the unique influence of Danie Craven, the unification of a nation, the move into the professional era, the glory of the World Cups and, of course, the incredible players that have worn the famous Green and Gold shirt; every detail of this iconic story told through inspirational words. CHAPTERS The Jersey The Springbok saved Humble beginnings Lions of the Empire Mr Rugby Grand Slam! Kings of the world Consider your country at war Rugby after the war Separate development The demo years The unification The professional era Champions of the world Brothers in arms The Bok production line 20 Memorable Tests Statistics
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