Rugby's Best of the Best

27 Nov 2009

Alun Wyn Bevan signed copies of his new book  Rugby's Best of the Best  (Gomer) on Saturday 28 November at Waterstone's Swansea accompanied by Robert Jones, Paul Thorburn, Elgan Rees and Clive Norling.

Sports fans love lists. They love choosing their ‘Best Evers’: their lists of ten best outside halves ever, of outstanding Olympians or favourite films. Or whatever! But imagine what it would be like to know who and what the sports stars themselves, and indeed their celebrity supporters, would include in their lists.

Who does Barry John rate as the best outside halves ever? Who are J.P.R. Williams’s fifteen tennis titans? What are Katherine Jenkins favourite venues? Gareth Edwards’s top nine rivers? Shane Williams’s coolest cars?

And where could Stephen Jones possibly bring Marilyn Monroe and Nelson Mandela together?

Who is the Englishman whose list includes only Welshmen? Which British and Irish Lion has chosen his fifteen favourite chocolate bars? And on whose list of stunning settings does Glyn-neath Rugby Football Club rank above Sydney Opera House?

Thanks to the ever inquisitive Alun Wyn Bevan, and to the host of photographers headed by Huw Evans,  Rugby’s Best of the Best  is the book to give you the answer to all these questions – and about eighty more!

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