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Publisher's Summary

New Zealand rugby is a dynasty that transcends all national barriers. As a culture and a model of humility and consistent success, which have led them to three Rugby World Cups, the world of rugby continues to look to the New Zealand model for guidance. 

Traditionally, the renowned All Blacks and those charged with guiding them have kept their rules of engagement close to their chests. However now, New Zealand Rugby has agreed to open their doors to rugby writer Peter Bills to consider the reasons behind their dominance of the world game in the build-up towards the Lions Series in 2017 and Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. Through this audiobook, Peter Bills draws on case studies and interviews of officials, coaches and players as well as people involved in all elements of rugby right across New Zealand. The Jersey tells an extraordinary story with unprecedented access and insight and explores the basic requirements and immense challenges required not only to become number one in the world but to remain consistently at the top.

©2018 Peter Bills (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio

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  • 06-03-2020

Good read but

This is one book better read the speaker made it boring way to slow of a delivery

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really good to lisen to recomended to everyone

amazing loved every bit of it cant folt carn the all blacks

good narator bro

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  • 匿名
  • 15-12-2018

Incredible insight

I bought this audio book for insight and inspiration that can be brought into the business world. As a Springbok supporter, I found the story of the All Blacks incredible.

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  • 23-06-2020

Great book

A must for all rugby fans. Makes you understand the world of being an AllBlack

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  • ML
  • 24-05-2020

An enjoyable read. More than just rugby

A well-researched and well written book. As well as rugby, it delves into the culture and mindset of the New Zealand nation and you are then able to connect the dots from their psyche all the way through to the All Blacks itself, gaining a better understanding on why they have remained peerless for decades. A very honest account of NZ rugby, not afraid of criticising the All Black if needed. Well narrated and enjoyable.

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  • simon morgan
  • 13-05-2020

good read..history amazing..but a bit long winded.

The books history was great but when the narrator spoke about guests you thought that the person would have spoke there lines not a attempt to be the person and accents..didn't work for me..sorry

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  • 21-08-2019

interesting insight but arrogance too

the story here is interesting but at times it seems as though its NZ arrogance

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  • Hayley Moston
  • 21-05-2019

worth a listen for rugby fans

I wish the narrator could correctly pronounce maori and Samoan names. he also does funny accents when speaking on behalf of south African and Ireland legends. It's a bit cheesy.

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  • Ian D
  • 24-03-2019

A Good Listen

Was an interesting listen. Pulling together all the strands of what makes a New Zealander and New Zealander and ultimately those that go on to become an All Black.

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  • Mr Mark D Miller
  • 18-01-2019

A real insight

A brilliant listen...touching on a lot of what makes this team so successful for well over over century

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