Author(s): Chris Hawkes
There is no game on earth quite like rugby: steeped in tradition and supported with fervour, at its best it is a heady mix of brutal physical confrontation, terrifying tackles, deft handling skills, searing pace, pin-point kicking and a gentlemanly handshake at the end of an action-packed 80 minutes. This fully revised and updated fifth edition of World Rugby Records - the first to include the records set at RWC2015 - continues to be a special celebration of rugby excellence, featuring not only a host of records from teams and tournaments around the world, but also the stories behind them and a series of potted biographies on some of the greatest players ever to have played the game.
Chris Hawkes grew up following the Leicester Tigers and played rugby at junior county level before switching his attentions to cricket, playing professionally before moving into publishing. He was editor of the bestselling Cricketer's Who's Who annual for a number of years and has gone on to write a number of books, including, for Carlton, the Rugby World Cup Guide 2007. He lives in London.