It all started with a generation of boys at Rugby School in Warwickshire. Back in the 1820s they couldn't possibly have imagined that their own private game would become one of the greatest team sports the world has ever seen. A History of Rugby takes a fascinating, easy-to-read journey through this great game from its origins right up to England's extraordinary victory in the 2003 World Cup and beyond to the 2004 Six Nations. Sit back and enjoy features on all the major unions, the Six Nations, the Tri Nations, the Lions and the Rugby World Cup. Read about rugby legends from Gareth Edwards and Barry John to Jonah Lomu and Jonny Wilkinson. There are also in-depth examinations of the game's sensational teams, including the Lions of 1971 and 1974 and the unforgettable Barbarians who ran from their own try line in 1973 to score rugby's greatest ever try. Add the greatest rugby team of all time, selected by 30 experts, and you have all the ingredients to satisfy rugby fans everywhere.