Something that people often forget about the great Richie is that he was an accomplished academic at school, as well as being a freak rugby player. If you are an All Blacks or Crusaders fan you will enjoy this book, if you are not then you probably will not. If you are after a book that details this New Zealand icon's private life, this is not the book for you, If you want a book that details his rugby career, then it could interest you. I wasn't a rugby fan till very recently last couple of years thanks to the brilliant writing of Rosalind James Escape to New Zealand series.
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Jonny rated it really liked it Apr 11, There's a problem loading this menu right now. I wasn't much interested in the gliding stuff. This text made me think about the future.
The story is written in a non nonsense sort of way that I could imagine Richie doing so himself, focusing on the action and less on what was going on around him.
East Dane Designer Men's Fashion. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in Loved reading bool book. The problem is that stuff is pretty generic and doesn't need another entire book devoted to it. In bool opinion it's the best spectator sport in the world - it offers the perfect mix of strategy, skill, vision and physical courage.
Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Angus Syminton rated it it was amazing Apr 03, All th An old family friend described this as the best rugby book he'd ever read.
It's a book about rugby. A hero in our country and to many Kiwi boys, It was interesting to know what his life growing up was like.
I really enjoyed his telling of how he saw certain matches. Most sentences began with the letter I.
From that struggle onward, the commitment given mccxw McCaw, his team, the coaching and supporting staff around them to eventually be victorious in the World Cup in front of their own fans, and that feeling of winning it after falling apart so many times was just awe-inspiring to read. The book is full This book is written around a four year time period from where The All Blacks were knocked out of the rugby world cup in the quarter finals gook to the world cup in NZ in Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.
The Open Side by Richie McCaw
Oct 11, Darkpool rated it it was amazing Shelves: Use short sentences which are to the point. Definitely a must read for any sports fan and a certain for every rugby fan. Jul 24, Liam Murphy rated it it was amazing. I mean any guy who can play so well in the RWC final on a broken foot has got to be super human!
It was a good story, about him especially about his family and friends. You can almost feel the moods change in the book - when we are learning about his love of gliding he is at his most relaxed. This is an example of one of the best biographies of a sportsman.
Oct 23, Sandie rated it really liked it. Share via email ricjie. This text also reminded me of other rugby hereos for me like Jonah LomuBrian Lima and my favourite the Tuilagi Brothers because it says that there will be big players out there that are physical on the field but if there don't have the mentality then they won't last very long on the field.
The Open Side
We kiwis do not have many heroes. He comes across as an incredibly driven and intelligent man who is constantly reflecting on his performances and questions himself a lot. Open Preview See a Problem?
Although filling a book with detailed game description wouldn't exactly set best seller lists alight. This book is written around a four year time period from where The All Blacks were knocked out of the rugby world cup in the quarter finals stage to the world cup in NZ in