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- DescriptionThis is the incredible story of Brian 'Stack' Stevens, born during the war in a remote former mining area of Cornwall with sporting background but who found he had an exceptional talent for rugby. When still a teenager he was playing in the front row of the scrum against established international players but, with Penzance being cut off from the rugby mainstream, he would have very little recognition for a decade. At 28, following some outstanding county matches for Cornwall, he was at last given an England trial and went on to win 25 full international caps for England over the next six years, including famous wins over the top southern hemisphere teams and scoring the winning try against the All Blacks in Auckland, as well as representing the British Lions in New Zealand two years earlier. His life was a constant battle with his father who needed him at home on the farm, to the extent that he prevented him going on a second Lions tour and a further trip to Australia. He eventually signed for Harlequins, after a bitter tug-of-war with his local club Penzance & Newlyn, and had to travel overnight to London for England training and Harlequins matches by hitching a lift on a broccoli lorry to Covent Garden and then back again afterwards. Stack is still very much a favoured son throughout Cornwall where the locals see him as 'one of their own' and w has two rugby-playing sons, both on the edge of becoming professionals. He continued to run the farm after his father died and when he finally stopped playing he was then an England selector. In recent years he has suffered from a serious neurological condition but as ever he continues to battle against the odds. This book has been written with the full cooperation of Brian and his family by someone who played with him and who remains a friend.
- Author BiographySteve Tomlin is a passionate Cornish rugby fan who has followed the Pirates since he was nine. He and his wife, Miquette, live close to their family and five grandchildren near Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire, but still gets back to his beloved Cornwall as often as possible. John Inverdale is one of Britain's leading sports broadcasters and journalists. Among others. he has presented coverage on the Olympic Games, Rugby World Cup and Wimbledon Championships.
- Author(s)Steve Tomlin
- PublisherAmberley Publishing
- Date of Publication15/08/2016
- SubjectBiography: Sport
- Place of PublicationChalford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAmberley Publishing
- Content Note50
- Width156 mm
- Height235 mm
- Foreword byJohn Inverdale
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