The Times Rugby World Cup Moments: The perfect gift for rugby fans with 100 iconic images and articles

Hardback

The ideal gift for rugby fans

Pairing epic sports photography with articles from The Times and The Sunday Times archive, this volume brings together 100 of the most iconic moments from World Cup history.

With striking, full-colour photography, rarely seen archival images and sensational reporting on the action, The Times Rugby World Cup Moments tells the story of one of the world’s greatest single sporting events as it unfolded on – and off – the pitch.

Featuring the most memorable tries, historic drop goals, legendary players and unforgettable controversies, these split-second moments have changed the course of Rugby World Cup history and generated a global sensation along the way.

The perfect gift for any rugby fan, some of the best moments from this book include:
The first Rugby World Cup, New Zealand & Australia 1987
Western Samoa upset the odds, Britain, Ireland & France 1991
National victory for the Springboks, South Africa 1995
Squeegees triumph over weather conditions, South Africa 1995
Jonny Wilkinson’s winning drop goal, Australia 2003
Award-winning tries by Magali Harvey, France 2014
Brave Blossoms shock South Africa and the world, England 2015
Typhoon Hagibis hits World Cup, Japan 2019
Black Ferns and Red Roses battle for glory, New Zealand 2021

RRP: £30.00

ISBN

978-0-00-858786-4

Publication Date

25-05-2023

Format

Hardback

Pages

256 pages

Dimensions

219x282mm

Product Description

The ideal gift for rugby fans

Pairing epic sports photography with articles from The Times and The Sunday Times archive, this volume brings together 100 of the most iconic moments from World Cup history.

With striking, full-colour photography, rarely seen archival images and sensational reporting on the action, The Times Rugby World Cup Moments tells the story of one of the world’s greatest single sporting events as it unfolded on – and off – the pitch.

Featuring the most memorable tries, historic drop goals, legendary players and unforgettable controversies, these split-second moments have changed the course of Rugby World Cup history and generated a global sensation along the way.

The perfect gift for any rugby fan, some of the best moments from this book include:
The first Rugby World Cup, New Zealand & Australia 1987
Western Samoa upset the odds, Britain, Ireland & France 1991
National victory for the Springboks, South Africa 1995
Squeegees triumph over weather conditions, South Africa 1995
Jonny Wilkinson’s winning drop goal, Australia 2003
Award-winning tries by Magali Harvey, France 2014
Brave Blossoms shock South Africa and the world, England 2015
Typhoon Hagibis hits World Cup, Japan 2019
Black Ferns and Red Roses battle for glory, New Zealand 2021

Author

Foreword by Stephen Jones, Text by David Hands, Contributions by Michael Lynagh and Anna Richards, Edited by Times Books

Stephen Jones is rugby correspondent of The Sunday Times and has covered every World Cup since the inaugural tournament staged in 1987, has reported on nine Lions tours and more than 300 international matches. He has won the UK sports journalist of the year award, has twice been UK sports correspondent of the year and three times rugby writer of the year. He now hosts The Times and The Sunday Times' weekly rugby podcast The Ruck.David Hands is a former rugby correspondent for The Times, working with the newspaper for more than 30 years. During his time as rugby correspondent, he covered six World Cups, six Lions tours and an estimated 600 international matches.