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My Life and Rugby

The Autobiography

Eddie Jones



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06 January 2021
Winner of the Daily Telegraph Rugby Book of the Year The Sunday Times bestselling rugby book of the year
Brilliant, honest, combative - Eddie Jones is a true legend of world rugby and remains an enigmatic figure in the game. In My Life and Rugby he tells his story for the first time, including the full inside account of England's 2019 World Cup campaign.

He describes his experience growing up in a tough working-class area of Sydney, where he first played rugby, and how he learnt from the extreme highs and lows of his own playing career - the numerous successes but also the painful disappointment of never playing for Australia.

He tells how he then embarked on a coaching career that has seen him become one of the most experienced and decorated coaches in Rugby Union, spanning four World Cups and three finals. His successes have included masterminding England's spectacular victory over New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup and engineering the sport's most stunning upset when Japan beat South Africa in 2015.

My Life and Rugby is the story of one of the most compelling and singular figures in rugby. Told with unflinching honesty, this is the ultimate book for all fans of the sport.

Written with Donald McRae, twice winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award and three-time Sports Feature Writer of the Year, My Life and Rugby is the story of one of the most compelling and singular figures in rugby. Told with unflinching honesty, this is the ultimate rugby book for all fans of the sport.

A Best Book of the Year - Daily Mail, Sunday Times, The Times
Imprint:   Macmillan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   342g
ISBN:   9781509850730
ISBN 10:   1509850732
Pages:   448
Publication Date:  
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Eddie Jones is the head coach of the England Rugby Union team and led them to the 2019 World Cup final. He took Australia to the 2003 World Cup final as well, and masterminded Japan's famous victory over South Africa in 2015 - one of the biggest upsets in sport. He was also the assistant coach for South Africa when they won the 2007 World Cup. Donald McRae is an award-winning author of twelve books. He has won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award twice. He is a three-time Sports Interviewer of the Year winner and has also been Sports Feature Writer of the Year on three occasions, most recently in 2018 and 2019, for his work in the Guardian.

Reviews for My Life and Rugby: The Autobiography

Eternally thoughtful about his craft and sport . . . fascinating. There's much more than rugby here . . . Jones is brutally frank about himself and the people and players in his life. His gifts of leadership and organisation are clearly remarkable: this is a man you would follow into the jungle. * Daily Mail Books of the Year * Refreshingly self-critical . . . Jones emerges as a more complex character than he had led us to believe. The sections on the racism he suffered as a mixed race child and his dejection at missing out an international cap as a player are particularly moving. * The Times Books of the Year * A world-class coach -- Sir Clive Woodward An absolute genius * Sydney Morning Herald * A genuine super-coach -- Stephen Jones, <i>The Sunday Times</i> Jones has a winning mentality - he is constantly asking for more -- Gareth Southgate

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