Rugby Union and Globalization: An Odd-Shaped Worldby J. Harris
Pub. Date: 08/18/2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
In 1995 rugby union finally became a professional sport following more than a century as an amateur game. Thisbook offers a critical analysis of the sport in the professional era and assesses the relationship between the local and the global in contemporary rugby union.
Table of ContentsIntroduction Where and Why Rugby Matters The Rugby World Cup Power Shifts: From League to Union The Rugby Player as Celebrity Player Migration in the Professional Age The Migration of Coaches in Rugby Union Passports of Convenience The Lions Roar Flattening the Rugby World
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