Alun Wyn Jones's World Cup Year


Language: English

Illustrated by: Huw Evans

ISBN: 9781848514287

Current Publication Date: 2011

Format: Hardback

Number of Pages: 160

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When Wales were reduced to 14 men in the World Cup semi-final, Alun Wyn Jones was at the core of their remarkable fightback. In the words of coach Warren Gatland: 'He ran himself into the ground.'

This came as no surprise to Welsh rugby fans, who have become used to such acts of honest heroism from their hard-working second-row forward, and especially so in 2011. But what those fans didn't know was that, during this very special year, he also kept a diary.

Alun Wyn Jones's World Cup Year is a selection from that diary, and allows us a unique behind-the-scene glance at the grind, the glory and (occasional) glamour of life as a modern international rugby player. It is also a photographic celebration of one of the most memorable years in Welsh rugby history.

Authors Alun Wyn Jones, Alun Wyn Bevan and Huw Evans, and the publishers, Gomer Press, will donate all royalty payments from this book to the Stepping Stones Appeal at Velindre Hospital, Cardiff