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Throwing the Book Wayne Barnes

Throwing the Book By Wayne Barnes

Throwing the Book by Wayne Barnes

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The long-awaited memoir from the internationally acclaimed rugby referee, Wayne Barnes.

Throwing the Book Summary

Throwing the Book by Wayne Barnes

Wayne Barnes - one of the most-experienced international referees in history and criminal barrister to boot - uniquely lifts the lid on a lifetime of trying to keep the biggest names in the sport on best behaviour.

There aren't many people who can say they've been the thirty-first man on the pitch during a World Cup humdinger, Grand Slam decider or Premiership and European Cup final; listened to the sobs of a 20-stone prop as he tries to belt out his national anthem; heard the crunch of bones after some of the mightiest hits known to the game; or been yards away from the greatest players of the last twenty years, doing almost impossible things with a rugby ball - especially when you're a working-class lad from the Forest of Dean, wondering how you ever got there in the first place.

Candid, humble and warmly told, Throwing the Book is a definitive account of what it means to be a rugby referee and a love letter to the sport that has provided Wayne with so much. Covering his childhood days, family life, career highs and lows, side-step into law, as well as what's next in store for Wayne both on and off the pitch, this book reveals the man behind the referee for the very first time.

Serious when it needs to be, but also rich in good humour and humanity, Throwing the Book is a memoir to remember.

About Wayne Barnes

Wayne Barnes is an English international rugby union referee and criminal barrister. He has refereed more international matches than anyone else in the history of the sport. He has refereed in five Rugby World Cups, seventeen Six Nations tournaments and three European Champions Cup finals. He has not only refereed over 270 English Premiership matches, including ten finals, but he has done so while also being a partner at the international law firm, Squire Patton Boggs.

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Throwing the Book by Wayne Barnes
Used - Very Good
Little, Brown Book Group
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