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N fear and ecstasy as they battled to save the club from relegation and their careers from the scrap heapNow he lifts the lid on the dark world of the journeyman player where losing a home game is considered a crime Confessions of PD. Enjoyable read the game recaps vary from uite interesting to a bit dull The commentary by the author is pertinent and interesting It s not exactly scintillating but I expect most people who have played the game or are fans will enjoy it

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Confessions of a Rugby Mercenary

FEPUB or coaches and club owners will do anything to win and agents ruthlessly manipulate playersHis compelling confessions are both shocking and funny taking you behind the scenes onto the field and into the very heart of the scrum.. Very well written for Kiwi rugger buggery albeit by an Oxbridge grad

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A Rugby PDFEPUB #187 John Daniell is a rubgy mercenary A brutal word for an often brutal gameIn when Rugby Union turned professional John emigrated to France where he played for a decade in top competitions His team ricocheted betwee. A surprising and eye opening book must read for any amateur rugby player or fan past or present or even for any sports enthusiast who wants a peek at the not so glorious backstage of a professional contact sportVeteran John Daniell keeps it real while recounting his last season in the top French League as a professional rugby player his experience and his view as a middle of the pack rugby player ie not a superstar is fascinating if not a little bit cynical Through his words we get a better idea of the real life of most rugby pros those who arent superstars but have to fight for their contracts and look after themselves and their career moving from club to club ie mercenaries We get a real look at life at a club of slightly lower standing where survival is the word of the day for everyone involved And as a foreigner playing in France we also get an intereting take on the French rugby culture which despite his paradoxes and other peculiarities it is clear the author has grown to love and respect The author is under no illusions of grandeur and doesnt wax lyrical about his own performances he doesnt try to impress the reader with tall tales of extravagant exploits which means that in return the reader doesnt begrudge him the few moments of satisfaction he modestly allows himself to reminisce about All in all he grants us a realistic peak at what a pro rugby career is like in this new age of professional rugbyGreat read


7 thoughts on “Confessions of a Rugby Mercenary

  1. says:

    A surprising and eye opening book must read for any amateur rugby player or fan past or present or even for any sports enthusiast who wants a peek at the not so glorious backstage of a professional contact sportVeteran John Daniell keeps it real while recounting his last season in the top French League as a professional rugby player his experience and his view as a middle of the pack rugby player ie not a superstar is fascinati

  2. says:

    A great read This is a book that lifts the lid in a very candid way on how France treats its foreign players and how foreign players fit into the French teams and French way of life He is not a name dropper which

  3. says:

    if you don't know the sport and i didn't consider this akin to jerry kramer's instant replay or perhaps the book bill curry

  4. says:

    Enjoyable read the game recaps vary from uite interesting to a bit dull The commentary by the author is pertinent and interesting It's not exactly scintillating but I expect most people who have played the game or are fans will enjoy it

  5. says:

    An interesting view of the life of a journeyman professional rugby player in his final year playing in French club rugby A few years o

  6. says:

    Very well written for Kiwi rugger buggery albeit by an Oxbridge grad

  7. says:

    Good behind the scenes look at the world of the journeyman player Just not that entertaining But good read nevertheless