Confessions of a Rugby Mercenary

John Daniell is a rubgy mercenary A brutal word for an often brutal game br br In when Rugby Union turned professional John emigrated to France where he played for a decade in top competitions His team ricocheted between fear and ecstasy as they battled to save the club from relegation and their careers from the scrap heap br br Now he lifts the lid on the dark world of the journeyman player where losing a home game is considered a crime coaches and club owners will do anything to win and agents ruthlessly manipulate players br br His compelling confessions are both shocking and funny taking you behind the scenes onto the field and into the very heart of the scrum

Inside French Rugby: Confessions of a Kiwi Mercenary

Written by an athlete who has played rugby in France England and New Zealand this unflinchingly honest and hilarious account looks at the current state of international rugby in particular the changes since the game went professional years ago This study brilliantly delves into French rugby a world where a loss at home is considered a crime matches can get unimaginably brutal and players face manipulation at the hands of their coaches managers and agents

The Fixer

Match fixing is one of the biggest issues surrounding sport John Daniell a former professional rugby player has written the fascinating story of Mark Stevens a former All Black playing professional rugby in Paris Moving toward the end of his career Mark is drawn through his relationship with a beautiful journalist first into betting on matches and then into match fixing Drawing on his own experience Daniell shows how an innocent player can be drawn into an illegal world one where your actions place your family half a world away in danger

Ava Gardner

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The Fixer: A Novel

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