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In rugby, there are the Flash Harrys and the Glory Boys: the fly-halves who run, kick and dazzle; the scrum-halves who nip and dart; the wingers who step and glide. These are the players who get the crowd on their feet, who set stadiums abuzz.

But they only get to do these things because other, less glorified figures do all of the donkey work. Adam Jones is one such figure. And for a decade he was one of the world's best.

On many occasions when George North or Shane Williams were careering under the posts to score a try, and the crowd was engulfed in rapturous joy, Adam Jones would be hauling himself up from the turf, spitting blood and mud, and massaging his aching neck. He hadn't scored the try; but more often than not it was his graft and strength which had made it.

This is the story of 'Bomb': the self-effacing manual labourer from the Swansea Valley who traded laying paving slabs for running out in some of the world's most imposing sporting citadels. He rose to the pinnacle of his sport, winning virtually everything there was to be won: Grand Slams, Six Nations Championships, Lions tours, Pro12 titles.

In a nation of rugby heroes, Adam Jones has become a legend. Only six Welshmen can say they've won three Grand Slams. He is one of them: not just as a bit-part player, but as the beating heart of the most successful squad in Welsh rugby history. His was one of the first names on the team sheet. He was – literally and metaphorically – the cornerstone of this Welsh side.

In his autobiography, Jones reveals exactly what goes on in the murky depths of the front row: the tricks, the techniques, the physical and psychological warfare; and the mental fortitude it takes to endure in one of the hardest positions, in one of the world's toughest contact sports.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 8901 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Headline (10 Sept. 2015)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00V3KJZ4S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

Endearingly honest and well written

9 people found this helpful.
 on 4 October 2015
By Brawnybalboa
Adam Jones (known affectionately a Bomb) by his teammates is a legend of rugby union. Alongside being one of the greatest tight head props of all time, he was an instantly recognisable cult hero in Welsh rugby, as much due to his curly locks as his destructive scrummaging. His glittering career includes 3 Grand Slams, 2 Lions tours, 3 Rugby World Cups, 4 Pro 12 titles and an Anglo Welsh Cup.

Thoroughly enjoyed.

 on 5 September 2017
By Mojoreader
One of the most enjoyable, informative & emotionally charged autobiographical books that I have ever read. Bomb leaves no punches unfilled, in his brutally honest telling of how he was left to lick his wounds, after the most ignominious dumping from a cup winning team, as the best tight head in the world. A bloody good read. I lost count how many times my legs went dead after spending far to long on the toilet, under the guise of taking a dump. I was left walking like Douglas Barder by the time I had finished. Couldn’t put the book down.

Great Autobiography! Honest, insightful and very entertaining.

 on 26 July 2017
By Mr. A. G. Thomas
Over the years I have read many similar sporting accounts. This is one of the most compelling, funny and inspirational of them all. Adam Jones is living proof that with hard work, commitment and desire, you can become the very best at your profession!

Good man and good book.

 on 23 June 2017
By S.Thistlewood
Bomb is a superior sports biography. Adam Jones comes across as honest, sensitive and passionate. I learned a lot about scrummaging techniques and Adam’s insights into rugby personalities still at the top of the game are very interesting. He also brings a good sense of humour to his story.

The Hair Bear who cares

 on 10 May 2017
By TheLondonTaff
A great read and interesting insight into his perspective on certain decisions made by coaches that affected his rugby career and brought about what in my opinion was a premature end to a successful career at International level

Four Stars

 on 6 October 2017
By Mr David A Green
A real insight into the world of the front row

excellent read

 on 14 June 2017
By Peter Hunt
This is an excellent insight into the dark arts of the front row and international rugby. Adam is very funny and totally self effacing.

We love Adam !

 on 16 June 2017
By Penny
I bought it for my nephew – he loved it !

Great read,top man !!

 on 15 June 2017
By smilerreesswansea
Enjoyed all the way through,rugby fans will love it,especially the taffs!!
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