Twelve Feet Tall

Twelve Feet Tall

Tony Ward, Justin Doyle


eire could be a powerhouse in overseas rugby in 2015, with its membership groups of Leinster, Munster and Ulster perennially acting brilliantly in Europe, yet to many of us of a undeniable age the past due Seventies and early Eighties have been a golden interval, too. even if the game used to be thrillingly amateurish in spirit in addition to service provider, their most renowned membership win, arguably, used to be an exciting functionality from a Munster crew led by way of Tony Ward who defeated the effective All Blacks in 1979 at Thormond Park - ranked as a vintage and nonetheless the single time an Irish workforce have overwhelmed the Kiwis. eire might then get pleasure from their first Triple Crown luck for thirty-three years in 1982 with Ward jostling with the opposite nice Irish fly-half, Ollie Campbell, to guide the group. Ward used to be a mercurial expertise. very like the maligned Danny Cipriani at the present time, his self-belief and exact method of taking part in the sport he sought after his workforce to, marked him out as a unprecedented expertise. within the days of constrained internationals, and few far-flung excursions, he could merely amass nineteen caps for his kingdom, in addition to unmarried a journey of South Africa with the British and Irish Lions in 1980. even supposing the Lions misplaced the sequence 1-4, Ward could set the checklist for a Lion, scoring 18 issues in a attempt, which nonetheless stands today.
He will now inform his tale, of the triumphs and disappointments, in addition to the good friendships he made, and maximum fits he performed in. he'll both be forthright in what he thinks of the sport this day, and the way eire will reasonable within the Rugby international Cup and past to the Six international locations in 2016. For any fan of Irish rugby, at no matter what point you play, this is often an elegiac memoir to cherish.

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