Pride And Passion by Warren Gatland

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The definitive autobiography of the legendary rugby coach who has led Wales to three Grand Slams, four Six Nations titles, two World Cup semi-finals, and master-minded two hugely successful southern hemisphere tours at the helm of the British and Irish Lions.

SHORTLISTED FOR RUGBY BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE 2020 TELEGRAPH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS.

'excellent' Donald McRae, The Guardian

'Gatland is the master' Sir Ian McGeechan

'Gatland is a coaching star' Sir Clive Woodward

'Gats is one of the all-time great coaches' Sam Warburton

Warren Gatland is one of the world's most renowned and intriguing rugby coaches of the modern era, leading Wales to four Six Nations titles, three Grand Slams and two World Cup semi-finals and masterminding two history-making tours as Head Coach of the British and Irish Lions.

As he leaves his post as Head Coach of Wales at the end of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Gatland's definitive autobiography provides a colourful and vivid chronicle of an extraordinary three decades at rugby's dynamic coal-face.

The personal journey has been rewarding and challenging in equal measure, spanning many of the sport's most passionate heartlands such as New Zealand, Ireland, England and, of course, Wales.

Gatland reflects in characteristically forthright and intelligent fashion on a lifetime spent playing and coaching the sport which has been his passion since as a young boy he first picked up an oval ball on New Zealand's North Island, dreaming of joining the ranks of the mighty All Blacks.

Along the way we encounter the greatest matches, players and rivalries the sport has to offer, get introduced to a stunning cast of unforgettable characters who grace the story with their humour and humanity, and emerge with a striking appreciation of what makes this outstanding rugby man tick.

 

Book Information

Format: Paperback

Published: 2019

Category: Non Ficiton, Autobiography, Sport, Rugby

Publisher: Headline

Pages: 380

Dimensions: 233 x 153mm