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Stitched up for the Cup-bookcover

By: Philip Sorenson

Stitched up for the Cup

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Rugby World Cup Final; 2 November 1991

England 6 v 12 Australia

The emphasis is on how Australia’s star player, David Campese, goaded the English team in the media to play a different style of play to the more forward orientated style they were comfortable with and how this ‘stitched England up’.

As a backdrop to the story occurring on the pitch, another story unfolds before and after the match in the watering holes of Twickenham, as a contingent of local rugby fans also get ‘stitched up’, both alcoholically and in other ways, as things become very messy.

We also ramble off piste a little as we explore other aspects of rugby union such as the historical background to the rivalry of England and the Celtic and Gallic nations of the Five Nations (as it was then). We also take a humorous look at examples of the type of drunken escapades and amusing stories, in both junior and international rugby, that were rife in what was then an amateur game.

Philip Sorenson is a former grassroots rugby player, bar room pundit and self-proclaimed expert.

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  • Howard Rees

    My English wife bought this book for me, being Welsh and therefore a Ruby fan through and through she thought I might find it enjoyable. I can relate to the author in so many ways and the facts interspersed through the book help me reminisce - I very much enjoyed the chapter 'The History to the Rivalry of England v Wales'.

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