The 2011 Rugby World Cup is here. Some of you will no doubt run screaming from these words and take refuge in the libraries’ DVD collection or our CD collection. Anything to avoid listening to or watching rugby until it all ends on October 23, 2011.
If on the other hand you are a bit of a rugby head, or feel you could get swept up in the excitement of hordes of visiting fans passionately chanting support of such far flung places as Georgia, Romania and Namibia then you are joining a special band.
When not watching rugby you can be reading about the game. There is more to rugby books than rows of ghost written biographies of cauliflower eared heroes. This sample will give you the flavour of what is on offer.