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Fourteen years since his autobiography, Size Doesn't Matter, 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 2003 World Cup with England, Neil is never far from the story. The Death of Rugby dissects the Lions' disastrous 2005 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 2013, which has shaped his perspective on life.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 8877 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Pitch Publishing (3 Aug. 2015)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B013DIT1VY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

Excellent

 on 28 October 2016
By adam perkins
A good follow up to Neil Back’s 2002 book Size Doesn’t Matter. Details his playing career since that time and then his coaching career afterwards. This new book is co-written so the language is less raw than the first book which I recall was written by Neil Back alone – but that doesn’t make it worse or better, just different in tone. It contains some trenchant opinions on the modern game of rugby especially about the governance of clubs. Surely Neil Back should be listened to by the RFU? Maybe he should even be running it as he has a meticulous attention to detail and a deep understanding of professional rugby.

A true story

 on 4 September 2015
By fred
Avery accurate book as far as I’m concerned, especially relating to Rugby Lions; I should know I was in the thick of it with all the others.

… review of the latter years of one of Rugby’s great players careers

 on 25 August 2016
By Kevin Poynor
A heart felt review of the latter years of one of Rugby’s great players careers. Lifting the lid on several key events in his coaching career. Edgy and no holds barred account. Thoroughly good read and love the inclusion of the comments of friends and colleagues throughout the book.

Guess who’s Back?

 on 27 October 2015
By Paul Dhillon-Farnsworth
I really couldn’t put this down. Back’s views and anecdotes really challenged my views on rugby, sport and even on what is needed to succeed in the modern world. He is a genuine legend as a World Cup winner and this book helps you see the man behind the success. Some of the stories were pretty surprising and have to be read to be believed. The writing is insightful, articulate and reminiscent of George Orwell in his early career. Good work from this Dean Eldredge fellow. It is of the highest quality, and, dare I say it, a tour de force of rugger writing. Back is back!

A must-read for all rugby fans and enthusiasts!

 on 27 October 2015
By Amazon Customer
Neil Back’s latest book ‘The Death of Rugby’ tells many different stories, from winning the Rugby World Cup in 2003, the unsuccessful British & Irish Lions tour in 2005, Neil’s time at Leicester Tigers, his coaching career to making the adjustment from having been a professional rugby player and coach to everyday working life.

Good buy

 on 4 February 2018
By Darryl Lee
Good book, very good forward even though I,m Welsh.

Fantastic read

 on 22 May 2017
By Hotfeet09
Quite outstanding read. Could not put it down. Great insight to the man Backy. Loved this book and will read it again.

nice to see what happend after he left

 on 11 April 2016
By Mrs Patricia Mckinven
As a leicester Tigers fan, nice to see what happend after he left us
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