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Latest Releases

  • Hardback | Pub: 07 Mar 2024

    In January 2019, England’s Red Roses became the first fully professional women’s rugby team in the world – their abiding mission being to win back the Rugby World Cup. After their narrow defeat against New Zealand in 2017, the formidable squad…

Featured Author

Jessica Hayden

‘Hayden is fiercely committed to women’s rugby and her writing exudes compassion and authority’
– Sara Orchard, 5 Live & BBC Sport Rugby Reporter

‘Huge for the women’s game  … This will be an important resource for those reading and learning about the game in the future’
– Sue Day, Chief Operations Officer and Chief Financial Officer, RFU

‘The story of these remarkable rugby warriors is brilliantly told’
– Paul Ross, talkSPORT

Current Bestsellers

Mountain Guru scoops major award

27 Mar ’24
Mountain Guru: The Life of Doug Scott by Catherine Moorehead is the winner of the prestigious Kekoo Naorogi Award, 2024. Congratulations Catherine….
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