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The Oval World: A Global History Of Rugby

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The Oval World is the first full-length history of rugby on a world scale - from its origins in the village-based football games of medieval times up to the globalised sport of the twenty-first century, now played in well over 100 countries. It tells the story of how a game played in an obscure English public school became the winter sport of the British Empire, spread to France, Argentina, Japan and the rest of the world and commanded a global television audience of over four billion for the last world cup final. And how American football - and other games such as Australian, Canadian and Gaelic football - emerged from rugby and highlight just how much the modern gridiron game owes to its English cousin.

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ISBN: 9781408843703
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: English
Page Count: 551
Size: 9.46" l x 6.27" w x 1.85"
Series: N/A

Category Subject
Sports & Recreation Rugby