One of Us

England's Greatest Rugby Players

  • Author(s):
  • Phil McGowan
  • Rugby Football U
  • Foreword by Stuart Lancaster

Publication Date15th October 2015

Book FormatHardback





From seminal England players like Fred Stokes, loose-head prop in the first ever international rugby match in 1871, to the likes of Lawrence Dallaglio, Johnny Wilkinson and Martin Johnson, key players in the winning 2003 World Cup Squad, Phil McGowan intr
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In 2013, England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster embarked on an ambitious project to turn Twickenham Stadium into England Rugby’s ‘sixteenth man’. Drawing upon the rich heritage created by all those who have worn the red rose since the birth of international rugby, he introduced a series of innovations around the stadium, which has since become the most advanced rugby ground in Europe.

Inside the England dressing room, a roll of honour records the names of all those to have worn the shirt. Each player, when selected to represent their country, receives a unique number that indicates their place in a tradition that began on 27 March 1871 at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, when the world’s first international rugby match took place.

The current team are seated around the dressing room according to their position. Behind where each player sits is a list of the ten players per position to have represented England, under the title One of Us.

This fascinating book explores the process behind these innovations and details the achievements of those deemed to be England’s greatest players.
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