Author(s): Des Wood
New Zealand is arguably the greatest rugby-playing country on the planet. From the beginning, this classless society captured the game founded in the English class system and made it its own. New Zealanders not only adopted the game but also introduced many innovations, along with adding to an unmatched competitiveness and will to win. The national side, the All Blacks, is almost certainly the most successful team in the history of sport. Young New Zealanders aspire to join that history and most New Zealanders reflect in the glow that the sport produces. This book authoritatively and fully explores the narrative of how a nation of four-and-a half million people became Rugby Country.