It is 400 pages of action photos and old boy anecdotes, player insights and rugby traditions. Derby Day is for all South Africans who love their rugby and are proud of their school.
And of course those first team players who will be itching to see if they made it into the book!
It also offers an insightful history of rugby union, how the game spread to South Africa and the role rugby has played in our country's history, as well as historical features on all the towns visited - so as to give the schools, and the rugby they play, the proper context.
Laugh it Off, yes, those same roughnecks who went to the Constitutional Court to fight South African Breweries in their 'Black Labour/White Guilt' T-shirt case, are at it again with a typically irreverent and subversive style creeping into the book's design, adding a healthy dose of humour to Derby Day's overall 'look and feel'.
If you have the largest stock of printer paper known to man, you do not need to buy the book as the entire book is available online at www.derbyday.co.za in downloadable, PDF format. But for those of us mere mortals, Derby Day is available for sale online for R255 at www.kalahari.net
Title: Derby Day – South African Schoolboy Rugby
Authors: Matthew Knight, Paul Dobson and Tom Hamilton
Contributing Editors: Bryce Hepburn, Ruan Kemp, Justin Nurse
Design: Dane Neill
Translation: David Bishop
Publisher: Laugh it Off (2008)
Price: Now only R255 (Was R300)
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