Insights into the Rugby World Cup by Nick Mallett – a book every fan should read
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Insights into the Rugby World Cup by Nick Mallett with Lloyd Burnard is out this month from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Ever since the Springboks won the Rugby World Cup in 1995, South Africans have been passionate about the tournament that is the pinnacle of sporting achievement.

Nick Mallett, who coached the Boks at the 1999 World Cup, has become a household name for his incisive and forthright commentary and analysis.

Join him as he takes you into the beating heart of the tournament, which kicks off in Paris in September.

Filled with keen insights, opinions and anecdotes of games past, this is a book every fan should read.

Mallett tackles the following key questions:

  • How strong are the Boks going into the RWC?
  • Who are the favourites to win, and why?
  • How does one ‘play’ the referee – both on and off the field?
  • What are playing conditions like in France, where Mallett coached for a decade?
  • Can Rassie Erasmus do it again and pull off a double win?

About the authors

Nick Mallett is a former Springbok player and was the national coach between 1997 and 2000. He was the head coach of Italy’s rugby team. He appears regularly on television to comment on rugby, and writes a regular column for

Lloyd Burnard is the sports editor of and is the author of Miracle Men: How Rassie’s Springboks won the World Cup (Jonathan Ball Publishers).

Categories Non-fiction South Africa

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