The Heart of Rugby


By Neil Leifer

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ISBN: 9781907637308

Format: Hardback

Pages: 200

Size: 285 x 260

Weight: 1600grammes

Illustrations: Full colour throughout

Published: August 2011

Union: The Heart of Rugby is a stunning large format book showcasing the greatest rugby photographs ever taken alongside the thoughts and views of some of the game’s greatest ever players – including current England coach Martin Johnson.

This stunning coffee table book has been conceived as a celebration of the heart and soul of rugby as the kick off to the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand approaches.

The cornerstone of the book will be more than 150 of the most powerful and evocative rugby photographs taken by award-winning photographers and selected by legendary sports photographer Neil Leifer. Complementing the images is an original text that explores the eight core creeds that underpin the sport – pride, team, friendship, courage, passion, heroes, pain and glory – and based on interviews with five of the game’s greatest players: John Kirwan, Nick Farr-Jones, Philipe Sella, Joel Stransky and Martin Johnson.

About the author

Neil Leifer is one of the world’s greatest sports photographers. He has captured major events for Sports Illustrated, Time, Life, Newsweek, and other leading publications, and has more than 200 covers of Sports Illustrated and Time to his credit. Neil has taken some of the best-known sports photographs of modern times. His shot of Muhammad Ali standing over a prone Sonny Liston during their 1965 World Heavyweight title fight is one of the most iconic sports photographs ever taken.