Sam Warbuton has had an incredible year. In the summer of 2011, at the age of only 22, he was asked to captain his country, leading Wales into the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. The team's scintillating progression through the tournament reached a nail-biting height as Wales met France in the semi-final. With a nation's hopes resting on his shoulders, Warbuton made 'that' tackle on Vincent Clerc and was shown the red card. Outcry ensued, and the Wales captain experienced great lows despite being named Player of the Tournament by many commentators. Picking himself up from the suffocating media attention, Warbuton was determined to rectify Welsh fortunes and strode into the 6 Nations. Battling injuries he led Wales to a magnificent Six Nations. This is his moment. This is his Grand Slam year.
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Inspiring and riveting!
My opinion may be a bit biased as a rugby player and a follower of Wales rugby, but this book grabbed my attention from page 1 and never let it go! It evoked dramatic anticipation and excitement as we were led from Cardiff to Poland to New Zealand and many other places. Entertaining, funny, and at times heartbreaking as we feel Sam Warburton's emotions during these important test matches. Definitely a must-read if you play rugby, are a rugby fan, or just like an exciting book!