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Rugby, the history

documentary heritage
  • Description

    Who brought the game of rugby to New Zealand? How did the All Blacks get their name? What are the rules of wheelchair rugby? Find out how rugby evolved from a game played by English schoolboys to become one of the most popular sports in the world! Read how rugby spread throughout New Zealand and the Pacific, including: the greatest matches and the greatest players; Rugby at the Olympics and Paralympics; and a chapter on women's rugby.

  • Place
  • Other Id

    GV945.25 RIL (Library of Congress Call Number)

    90176 (Cat ID)

    90000 (Presto content ID)

  • Department

Images and documents


  • Object Type
  • Name/Title
    Rugby, the history
  • Primary Maker
  • Contributor/Publisher
    Reading Warrior
  • Place
  • Date
  • Physical Description

    63 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm

  • Language
  • Level of Current Record
    Bib record
  • Member Object

    1 item in this collection. View all items.

  • Content
    Ball games -- Running the ball forward -- Playing by the rules -- Father of New Zealand rugby -- A national game -- Rugby goes international -- The legendary New Zealand Natives -- The 1905 Originals -- All Black rugby -- Olympic rugby -- Rugby sevens -- Maori rugby -- Pasifikan rugby : Fiji -- Pasifikan rugby : Samoa -- Pasifikan rugby : Tonga -- Pasifikan rugby : FORU -- Women's rugby -- Wheelchair rugby -- Rugby World Cup.
  • Public Access Text

    [Keywords: Rugby Union football--New Zealand--History--Juvenile literature; Rugby Union football--History--Juvenile literature]

    Includes bibliographical references.

  • Collection Type
    Reading Room
  • Copyright
    All rights reserved
  • Last Update
    16 Dec 2023
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