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By Gregor Townsend

Gregor Townsend is one among rugby’s actual greats. the main capped Scotland overseas of all time, a captain of his state and a profitable British Lions vacationer, Townsend’s time within the video game has spanned continents, cultures and the beginner eras. regularly definitely worth the admission cash, his personal tale offers a special standpoint on rugby.

The online game of rugby has taken Gregor Townsend from the Scottish border city of Galashiels to the good enjoying fields of the area: Twickenham, Stade de France, Newlands, Stadium Australia and Eden Park. No present participant promises as entire and target a standpoint on rugby tradition as Townsend.

‘Frustratingly mercurial,’ says one professional commentator of Scotland’s such a lot celebrated fly-half. ‘He can empty bars along with his brilliance,’ waxes one other against this. yet no-one can query his dedication as a pioneer of the cosmopolitan rugby life.

From year-round seasons taking part in for either Gala and Australian part Warringah, he joined the Ian McGeechan revolution at Northampton – along England greats Matt Dawson, Paul Grayson and Tim Rodber – changing into a fan’s favorite. He has featured in many of the largest fits within the activity – Grand Slam showdowns with England in 1995 and 1996, international Cup quarter-finals in 1999 and 2003 opposed to New Zealand and Australia, British Lions attempt victories, and eu and French Cup Finals.

Along the way in which, Townsend recounts his stories of operating along many of the greats of the realm video game – Gavin Hastings, Clive Woodward, Martin Johnson, Jonny Wilkinson, Jim Telfer, Ian McGeechan, and lots of more.

He unearths how a team-mate attempted to cajole the complete Scottish XV to join rival Kerry Packer’s expert league. He information his surprise at being passed over from the 2001 Lions squad, and the notorious 1994 Scotland journey to Argentina the place he used to be blasted for his performances and virtually gave up the game. And he discloses for the 1st time the arguable conditions in the back of his enforced foreign retirement.

From his candid descriptions of the fierce political battles of choice to the occasions resulting in professionalism that nearly destroyed union, Gregor Townsend indicates what it has intended to have skilled a life-time taking part in, considering and dwelling rugby.

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