Jason Leonard: The Autobiography by Alison Kervin

Jason Leonard: The Autobiography

byAlison Kervin, Jason Leonard

Kobo ebook | August 2, 2012

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Leonard’s story starts as rugby started – in the amateur days, when the Cockney Carpenter began playing for Barking and Saracens in the days before multi-million pound business owners and sponsorship deals. His big break came when he was invited to join the England squad for their tour to Argentina in 1990 and has been capped 100 times. It was a tour that precipitated one of the greatest periods in the history of the British game, and Leonard provides a compelling insight into life behind the international scenes with England and the Lions, as well as the domestic game through his time at Saracens and Harlequins. Once told that he would never walk again after undergoing life-saving surgery on his neck, Leonard describes the torment he went through during this period – both physical and financial – and how he fought against all the odds to re-establish himself on the international stage. With 100 Test caps won to date, and a career in rugby union spanning two decades, there is no more experienced player in the modern game. Leonard has plenty to tell about the people he has met during his career – Rob Andrew, Will Carling, Lawrence Dallaglio, Brian Moore, Dick Best and Clive Woodward all feature – and with nicknames like 'The Fun Bus' and 'The Scourge of the Barking Barmaids' the stories are as colourful and controversial as the man himself. All is revealed in this fascinating portrait of an English rugby legend.

Title:Jason Leonard: The AutobiographyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 2, 2012Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0007440227

ISBN - 13:9780007440221

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book Although I enjoyed this book again I felt the author down played just how difficult it is to get into the national team. It seems like it just fell into his lap when I'm sure it was much more challenging.
Date published: 2015-08-21