Review of Legends In Black: New Zealand Rugby Greats on Why We Win – Tom Johnson

Posted: August 24, 2014 in nonfiction, Review

Legends In Black

Rugby greats from across the country give honest, warts-and-all interviews revealing the secrets of why we win. Every aspect of what it means to be an All Black is covered; provincial and international rugby, professionalism, selection, the haka, team culture, camaraderie, technical advances, coaching, and leadership.   Divided into four sections; A Winning Legacy, Winning the World Cup, Winning the World Cup twice, and A Study of Winning, each has four chapters of insights by players, coaches, and crew.

The interviews are in-depth and give an insight into how and why New Zealand rugby and the All Blacks are so successful. Each chapter begins with a photo of the interviewee and there are various others littered through the book illustrating points made or the people mentioned. Written in an easy-to-understand style for those of us with a mild interest in rugby, it’s full of really interesting stories.

This is a must-read for any rugby enthusiast and is a fascinating history of the game.


Supplied by Penguin Group (NZ)

Reviewed by Jan


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