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My Life and Rugby: The Autobiography

Eddie Jones

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Macmillan
05 December 2019
Autobiography: sport; Sports & outdoor recreation; Rugby Union
Brilliant, honest, combative - Eddie Jones is a gigantic yet enigmatic figure in world rugby and a true legend of the game. In My Life and Rugby he tells his story for the first time, including the full inside story of England's 2019 World Cup campaign.

Eddie Jones is one of the most experienced and decorated coaches in world rugby. He career has spanned four World Cups; from losing to England in the 100th minute in 2003, working with South Africa when they won in 2007, and causing the greatest upset in 2015 when he masterminded the Japanese defeat of South Africa.

Since taking over as head coach of England in 2015 Eddie Jones has masterminded a complete revival of the national team. He has won the Six Nations Championship back-to-back, including England's first grand slam in a generation, their first ever whitewash of Australia, as well as taking them on their longest ever winning streak.

In his explosive autobiography Jones shows how his fiercely competitive attitude, his love of coaching and his philosophy of the game were formed while growing up in a tough working-class suburb of Sydney as a small half-Japanese kid, playing schoolboy rugby alongside the legendary Ella brothers.

Learning from the extreme highs and lows of his own playing career - the numerous successes playing for Randwick and New South Wales but also the painful disappointment of never playing for Australia - he shows what it takes to be the best in the world and how everything he has learnt about the game on and off the pitch has gone into plotting England's route to the top of World Rugby.

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.
By:   Eddie Jones
Imprint:   Macmillan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 233mm,  Width: 154mm,  Spine: 36mm
Weight:   602g
ISBN:   9781509850723
ISBN 10:   1509850724
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   05 December 2019
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. Previously he worked as coach for Australia and Japan, when they famously beat South Africa in the 2015 World Cup. He was also assistant coach for South Africa in 2007 when they won the World Cup.

Reviews for My Life and Rugby: The Autobiography

One of the best autobiographies of 2019 * Rugby World * Refreshingly self-critical . . . Jones emerges as a more complex character than he had led us to believe -- A <i>The Times</i> Sports Book of the Year A genuine super-coach -- Stephen Jones * The Sunday Times * An absolute genius * Sydney Morning Herald * Jones has a winning mentality - he is constantly asking for more. England were 18 games unbeaten and I saw his quote saying we are nowhere near ready to win a World Cup. He recognised what the end looks like and what that environment needs to look like. -- Gareth Southgate A world-class coach -- Sir Clive Woodward Eternally thoughtful about his craft and sport . . . fascinating . . . Jones is brutally frank about himself and the people and players in his life. His gifts of leadership and organisation are clearly remarkable -- A <i>Daily Mail</i> Book of the Year * Daily Mail Books of the Year *


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