By John Daniell
In 1996, while Rugby Union grew to become seasoned, John emigrated to France the place he performed for a decade in best competitions. Now, in confessions either stunning and humorous, he lifts the lid at the darkish global of the journeyman participant, taking us backstage and onto the sector.
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Confessions of a Rugby Mercenary by John Daniell