Saving Rugby Union: The Price of Professionalism Ross Reyburn

Saving Rugby Union: The Price of Professionalism

Author: Ross Reyburn
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Book Title
Saving Rugby Union: The Price of Professionalism
Author
Ross Reyburn
ISBN
9781912631322
The increased popularity of rugby union as a spectator sport in the 25 years since it turned professional has thrown a smokescreen over the crisis it faces. A highly physical game has been turned into a dangerous sport by misguidedly trying to match the flow of its great rival, rugby league, and there is a worrying drop in male playing numbers in major nations.Commercialism has been allowed to dominate the game, the English Premiership has severely undermined one of rugby's greatest success stories - Lions tours to New Zealand, South Africa and Australia - and the major northern hemisphere rugby countries exert financial power over rugby unions south of the equator. The book recounts the history of rugby union's early decades as a professional sport and praises the best features of the modern game, especially the expansion of women's rugby. It also provides a template for solving the sport's injury crisis.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Ross ReyburnPublisher: Y LolfaPublished: 12/28/2020ISBN: 9781912631322Pages: 208Weight: 1.10lbsSize: 9.40h x 6.10w x 0.80d
The increased popularity of rugby union as a spectator sport in the 25 years since it turned professional has thrown a smokescreen over the crisis it faces. A highly physical game has been turned into a dangerous sport by misguidedly trying to match the flow of its great rival, rugby league, and there is a worrying drop in male playing numbers in major nations.

Commercialism has been allowed to dominate the game, the English Premiership has severely undermined one of rugby's greatest success stories - Lions tours to New Zealand, South Africa and Australia - and the major northern hemisphere rugby countries exert financial power over rugby unions south of the equator. The book recounts the history of rugby union's early decades as a professional sport and praises the best features of the modern game, especially the expansion of women's rugby. It also provides a template for solving the sport's injury crisis.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Ross Reyburn
Publisher: Y Lolfa
Published: 12/28/2020
ISBN: 9781912631322
Pages: 208
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 9.40h x 6.10w x 0.80d
The increased popularity of rugby union as a spectator sport in the 25 years since it turned professional has thrown a smokescreen over the crisis it faces. A highly physical game has been turned into a dangerous sport by misguidedly trying to match the flow of its great rival, rugby league, and there is a worrying drop in male playing numbers in major nations.

Commercialism has been allowed to dominate the game, the English Premiership has severely undermined one of rugby's greatest success stories - Lions tours to New Zealand, South Africa and Australia - and the major northern hemisphere rugby countries exert financial power over rugby unions south of the equator. The book recounts the history of rugby union's early decades as a professional sport and praises the best features of the modern game, especially the expansion of women's rugby. It also provides a template for solving the sport's injury crisis.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Ross Reyburn
Publisher: Y Lolfa
Published: 12/28/2020
ISBN: 9781912631322
Pages: 208
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 9.40h x 6.10w x 0.80d