Beware of the Dog: Rugby's Hard Man Reveals All

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A scorching and deeply personal autobiography lifting the lid on the life and character of one of English rugby's most successful ever players
 
Brian Moore, or "Pitbull" as he came to be known during nearly a decade at the heart of the England rugby team's pack, established himself as one of the game's original hard men at a time when rugby was still an amateur sport. Since his retirement, he has earned a reputation as an equally ...

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Overview

A scorching and deeply personal autobiography lifting the lid on the life and character of one of English rugby's most successful ever players
 
Brian Moore, or "Pitbull" as he came to be known during nearly a decade at the heart of the England rugby team's pack, established himself as one of the game's original hard men at a time when rugby was still an amateur sport. Since his retirement, he has earned a reputation as an equally uncompromising commentator, never afraid to tell it as he sees it and lash out at the money men and professionals that have made rugby into such a different beast. Yet, for all his bullishness on and off the pitch, there also appears a more unconventional, complicated side to the man. A solicitor by trade, Moore's love of fine wine, career experience as a manicurist, and preference for reading Shakespeare in the dressing room before games, mark him out as anything but the stereotypical rugby player, and in Beware of the Dog, Moore lays open with astounding frankness the shocking events, both personal and professional, that have gone towards shaping him over the years. Presenting an unparalleled insight into the mind of one of British rugby's greatest players and characters, Beware of the Dog is a uniquely engaging and upfront sporting memoir.

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"Enthralling."  —RugbyWorld

"This is more than just a sports memoir, with Moore proving that appearances can be deceptive."  —News of the World

"As Beware of the Dog amply illustrates, the boy can write a bit, too."  —Sunday Times

"An intense but well-considered study of the psychology of the international sportsman . . . fascinating stuff'."  —Sport magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847396518
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Moore won 64 caps for the England rugby team between 1987 and 1995. He played in three Rugby World Cups and won the Grand Slam in 1991, 1992, and 1995, and went on two British Lions tours. He now writes for the Sun and the Telegraph and is a co-commentator for international rugby matches on BBC TV.

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