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John Eales: The Biography by Peter FitzSimons (Hardccover, 2001)

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John Eales: The Biography by Peter FitzSimons

John Eales is a giant of a man who stands almost 6 foot 8 inches tall. In rugby union he plays with the big men in tight forwards - in the lineouts, scrums, rucks and malls. This is a brutal world of strength, power and toughness.

So why is Eales Australia's most loved player? Perhaps it's because although he talks the tough stuff on the field but he can also be seen screaming across the field in cover defence, or charging down a kick (even once a kick at the goal), or saving a goal by leaping above the crossbar and tapping the ball back into the field of play, or leaping higher than any in the lineout, or diving like a sprawling gully fielder to snaffle a kick through on the full, or kicking goals himself from the sideline.

John Eales' all round athleticism is unsurpassed. But there's more than this. Eales is an inspirational leader through his actions and his relentless determination. He is often one of the first chosen in the all-time allstar world teams of many.

This book also traces the history of the Wallabies throughout the nineties and beyond - it's full of revelation and straight-talking.


Format: Hardback | 320 pages

Dimensions (cm): 24 x 16 x 3.2 | 770g

Publication Date: 01 Aug 2001

Publisher: ABC Books

Publication City/Country: Sydney, Australia

Language: English

Illustrations note: illustrations

Edition Number: 1

ISBN10: 0733310125

ISBN13: 9780733310126


Condition: Very Good

A vintage book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including ver, very minor scuff marks along the edges. The dust jacket is included and in good condition (very minor scuff marks along the edges, and minor scratching). No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. Very minimal wear and tear.