Wales Play In Red


Language: English

ISBN: 9781848515642

Current Publication Date: 2012

Format: Hardback

Number of Pages: 178

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What goes on tour stays on tour...but not if Carolyn Hitt's about! When the Rugby World Cup came to Cardiff in 1999, she was asked to write a column for the Western Mail offering a 'sideways' look at the national game throughout the tournament. It proved so popular she never stopped. Combining the passion of a fan and the insight of an award-winning journalist, Wales Play in Red draws on the best of Carolyn Hitt's sports writing and tells the story of Welsh rugby through the Noughties and beyond - its peaks and troughs, its successes and scandals, its charismatic characters and its most memorable matches. It's a period which has seen seismic change on and off the pitch - from the regional revolution to the revolving door of Welsh coaches. The anthology gathers stories from three World Cups, three Grand Slams, Lions Tours to Australia and South Africa, 12 Six Nations campaigns across Europe and quite a few damp Friday nights at Stradey Park. These stories feature players and personalities as diverse as Shane Williams and Gavin Henson, Ray Gravell and Graham Henry, Bill Clinton and Lawrence of Arabia. And, throughout it all, Carolyn Hitt has always managed to remember that Wales do indeed play in red!.