Author(s): Lindsay Knight
In this celebration of New Zealand rugby a number of NZ rugby matches are remembered, and presented with the match programmes that were printed for them. The selection mixes famous test and provincial games with less well-remembered but equally fascinating matches. It includes classic games such as the 'Did-Deans-score-or-didn't-he?' 1905 test against Wales during the tour by The Originals, Ranfurly Shield games, the shock 1978 loss to Munster, one of the riot-torn 1981 matches against the Springboks, and RWC encounters. Accompanying each programme is a brief but pithy match report describing the general flow of play as well as stand-out phases and players. And lovers of statistics will enjoy such details as ground condition, attendance figures, players' lists and scoring details. Includes approx. 60 full-colour facsimiles of programmes, plus b/w photographs
Rugby to Remember presents an evocative collection of the covers of match programmes from more than a hundred years of New Zealand rugby. These trace an evolution from simple team sheets through frequently nostalgia-evoking hand-drawn imagery to todays glossy photographic magazines, and are accompanied by consise and colorful match reports by Lindsay Knight, one of the country's best known rugby writers and commentators
Prominent rugby historian and author Lindsay Knight needs no introduction to fans of the game. The author of Britain's Finest Lions, Shield Fever, 'Kirky', Knight Dalton Ashworth and many other titles, he is also respected for his regular postings and op-ed pieces on Rugby Heaven (www.rugbyheaven.co.nz).