It's in the Blood

As a Premiership World Cup and Grand Slam winner no one better embodies the charisma and the colour of English rugby s greatest era than Lawrence Dallaglio He has some story to tell not just of the formidable exploits on the field but an extraordinary life off it His only sister Francesca was the youngest to perish in the i Marchioness i disaster on the River Thames Her death at remains the great sadness of his life He reveals all about his personal life the traumas he has faced his reasons for retiring from and coming back to international rugby Most controversially he became captain of his country in but sensationally resigned months later In addition to his England exploits he also led his club Wasps to the summit of European rugby winning two Heineken Cups and three consecutive English Premiership titles Full of drama controversy great sadness and heart stopping moments Lawrence Dallaglio s story the last of the great World Cup heroes is the one every rugby fan has been waiting to read


Dallaglio's Rugby Tales

In RUGBY TALES Lawrence Dallaglio recalls with affection and razor sharp humour the behind the scenes stories that have previously only been shared within the world of international rugby together with some classics from his rugby playing colleagues and mates br br There s the one about the World Cup winner who curtseyed to the queen and another featuring the rugby legend who was affronted by the suggestion that he had been out on the town until a m days before a crucial match Don t you look at me he cried indignantly I got in at six br br Featuring big games bigger personalities quick fire banter and the odd pint or two these are the best of the best from the legends of the dressing room pitch and pub


World Cup Rugby Tales

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My Italian Family Cookbook: Recipes from three generations

Former England rugby captain Lawrence Dallaglio and his father Vincenzo share a passion for real Italian food and regularly cook together for their extended family They have teamed up with premium brand Sacla to create an award winning range of authentic Italian pasta sauces br br In this fabulous cookbook the two families Sacla and Dallaglio share their favourite Italian recipes family food that s full of goodness easy to prepare and uses the very best ingredients From Risotto Primavera and Bruschetta di Vincenzo to Crespoline al Prosciutto e Ricotta and Tiramisu there are dishes for all occasions that capture the traditional Italian way of eating and enjoying food


Diary of a Season

A diary of one of the most controversial seasons in Rugby Union history as the players compete for the first time as professionals Wasps captain and England player Lawerence Dallaglio begins with pre season training the new Wasps and England line ups and examines the influence of professionalism on the sport and what Rugby League players can bring to Union Also included is a discussion of how England managed to secure the Triple Crown and the Lions Tour to South Africa


Lawrence Dallaglio: An Illustrated History

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Dallaglio On Rugby: Know the Modern Game

Lawrence Dallaglio takes an in depth look at rugby in this book He analyzes the job of each position on the field outlines the captain s role in club and international rugby discusses different styles of rugby and coaching disciplines in the world and talks about the implications of professionalism


The Death of Rugby: Neil Back's Story

years since his autobiography i Size Doesn t Matter i English rugby s most decorated flanker Neil Back returns with a tale of triumphs heartaches and broken promises From his anti hero role as The Hand of Back in Leicester Tigers European Cup triumph over Munster to Grand Slam glory and the World Cup with England Neil is never far from the story i The Death of Rugby i dissects the Lions disastrous tour of New Zealand the ousting of his mentor Dean Richards from Leicester Tigers and Neil s three years in charge of Leeds before being recruited by The Rugby Football Club and why Neil and his colleagues had to walk away despite an unbeaten season and league and cup double Neil deals with the adjustment from professional sportsman into family and regular working life despite a critical illness in which has shaped his perspective on life


Simon Shaw: The Hard Yards: My Story

Simon Shaw MBE has played more professional matches than any other player in English rugby history which is remarkable given that he didn t pick up a rugby ball until he was With a World Cup winner s medal in a runners up medal in the competition England caps and ten trophies won with London Wasps Shaw is one of the biggest names in rugby Yet Shaw has experienced his fair share of disappointments Sir Clive Woodward delivered the lowest blow dropping him from the final World Cup squad in despite being named man of the match in the final warm up fixture against Wales Shaw eventually joined the England squad in Australia replacing the injured Danny Grewcock and was subsequently handed a winner s medal in Sydney But while Shaw partied with the rest of the players he couldn t forget that he was merely a late addition who didn t play for a single minute during the tournament Here the lock forward recollects his bittersweet memories of this time and charts his eventful rise to the top from the early days playing for Bristol to enduring success at both club and international level He delivers his withering verdict on Woodward reveals why he believes he was a better player than his arch rival for the England No jersey Martin Johnson and takes us inside the England and Wasps dressing rooms armed with his razor sharp sense of humor and cutting put downs Simon Shaw is a big man with an even bigger story to tell and no stone is left unturned in this candid autobiography


Secret Life of Twickenham: The Story of Rugby Union's Iconic Fortress, The Players, Staff and Fans

Twickenham Stadium is rightly venerated as the home of the Rugby Football Union RFU While it may bask in this fame the stadium s beginnings were very humble The land it was built upon was purchased in and would subsequently become the home to the Harlequins who would play the first ever match against Richmond br br The first England test match didn t take place until and a home win ensured things got off on the right footing but cows sheep and horses would be grazing on the pitch just four years later as the stadium became a farm during the First World War The first Varsity match was played in December by which time the popularity of Twickenham had soared Extra accommodation was created in the North Stand built in by the legendary football stadium architect Archibald Leitch By the famous Twickenham Look had come about br br When the Second World War arrived the ground became a Civil Defence depot and the closest it got to being hit by enemy action was in July when a V flying bomb fell in the front garden of a house opposite the West Gate injuring sixteen people The car park was dug up and appropriately given its original use turned into allotments to generate much needed fresh food for the locals The stadium today is at the heart of a multi million pound business that the RFU controls but how does it generate so much money from this one plot of land br br With such a colourful and celebrated history i The Secret Life of Twickenham i will dig deeper into it s history to reveal the many men and women cutting across all social backgrounds jobs and positions within the RFU who have helped to build this iconic stadium into a globally recognised brand It will reveal to all fans of rugby union the true history of the most iconic sports stadium in the British Isles with a compendium of facts dates figures and revealing anecdotes of England s sporting fortress br br This is a fascinating and illuminating insight into Twickenham the greatest rugby stadium in the World Lawrence Dallaglio former England captain