The Open Side

The Open Side From the time his father told him as a child that he would enjoy his rugby if he got fitter Richard Hugh McCaw never looked back Captain of the All Blacks since he is the face of rugby in New

  • Title: The Open Side
  • Author: Richie McCaw Greg McGee
  • ISBN: 9781889712761
  • Page: 246
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From the time his father told him as a child that he would enjoy his rugby if he got fitter , Richard Hugh McCaw never looked back.Captain of the All Blacks since 2006, he is the face of rugby in New Zealand and one of our best known and most admired figures.

    The Open Side by Richie McCaw Jan , I decided to read the book Richie McCaw The Open Side because I had received the book as a Christmas present and was interested to learn about Richie McCaw and about the Rugby World Cup On the bingo board this book covers the category of an autobiography. Richie McCaw The Open Side eBook Hodder Moa Mar , The Open Side will define that player Rarely has a New Zealand biography been so eagerly anticipated Superbly crafted, brilliantly insightful, and Open sided Definition of Open sided at Dictionary On one edge of the clearing was a small grass house, open sided, a mere rain shelter. Customer reviews Richie McCaw The Open Side Mar , An excellent insight into a great man and a great all black Richie McCaw has set a new standard for open side flankers It was wonderful to live in his world for a few days How he prepares for matches, his thought processes during the game, his thoughts Open side definition of open side by The Free Dictionary open side Rugby Rugby openside a flanker who plays on the open side of the scrum. The Open The official site of The th Open at Royal St The th Open at Royal St George s Buy tickets and hospitality and the latest news and video highlights from golf s oldest major Championship Our site uses cookies to help you enjoy the best possible experience.

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    1. Richie McCaw Greg McGee

      Since Richie McCaw s debut in 2001 the All Blacks have won seven Tri Nations titles, completed three successful Grand Slam tours and won the Bledisloe Cup eight times as well as the 2011 Rugby World Cup He is the All Blacks most capped player of all time and has been named the International Rugby Board IRB Player of the Year a record three times.

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    1. I decided to read the book "Richie McCaw - The Open Side" because I had received the book as a Christmas present and was interested to learn more about Richie McCaw and about the Rugby World Cup.On the bingo board this book covers the category of an autobiography. I was interested to read an autobiography about Richie McCaw because I enjoy all things rugby so I didn't think it would be too much of a hard read.The main character in the book is of course Richie McCaw. It was interesting to learn m [...]


    2. Disclaimer: I am a signed up member of the Richie McCaw fan club so would've read this anyway [or at least looked at the pictures] and I'll be honest I thought that it would read pretty much like every other Rugby bio, full of "full credit to the opposition/games of two halves and so forth" but what actually impressed me about it was how it was written. I have read some of Greg McGee's work so shouldn't have been suprprised really.It is a biography but focuses on the four year period between the [...]


    3. I seriously enjoyed reading this book. While I do not normally read biographies I had to read this one, given my vivid memories of the RWC and my overwhelming relief when it was over. I felt it was my duty as a kiwi to read it in order to understand the background to that emotional time. I was not disappointed. The story is written in a non nonsense sort of way that I could imagine Richie doing so himself, focusing on the action and less on what was going on around him. I felt some of the ‘tun [...]


    4. Sometimes sports books can be hard going. Not so here with All Blacks Captain and Greg McGee dishing up an honest but expressive book about the player and leader who is at the very pinnacle of the game of rugby. You get to share the passion he has for the game, along with the grit and determination that make him one of the all-time greats, probably the best player and leader of the game in New Zealand, the "unofficial" home of the game. McCaw hasn't always had it his way, two Rugby World Cups wi [...]


    5. An old family friend described this as the best rugby book he'd ever read. Rob's the kind of guy who has read a lot of rugby books. Me, not so much. I went through a bit of a phase of reading sports books in the '80's, but really not bothered in more recent times, so Rob's high opinion probably carries a bit more weight than mine!I think this would be a fantastic book for a young player. There seemed to be a lot of detail about goal setting, having a plan and getting the right head-space. All th [...]


    6. i picked this book because its about one of the best all blacks. i learned that richie was a hard worker that didn't give up. its interesting that he has been all blacks captain for a long time but he has only won the RWC once.


    7. This book spends most of its time trying to give readers an insight into what it takes to prepare for test match rugby, which on the face of it seems like a reasonable thing for a rugby biography to do. The problem is that stuff is pretty generic and doesn't need another entire book devoted to it. McCaw decided to stay away from his personal life, which is fair enough, but the passages about his love of gliding were kind awful to be honest.To me the book was at its best when it gave blow by blow [...]


    8. While waiting in line today for the All Black Captain,and one of the great Rugby Players ever,Richie McCaw, to sign my book, I read it from cover to cover.If you are after a book that details this New Zealand icon's private life, this is not the book for you, If you want a book that details his rugby career, then it could interest you. I purchased this book thinking I would get an insight into this great sportsman’s life, but he is, from all appearances, a very private man. His Private life is [...]


    9. The Open SideExtended Text ResponseAuthor: Richie McCaw, Greg McGeeQ1: Who is my favourite character and why?Tis question is an easy one that is why i chose it. My favourite character is Richie McCaw the main and pretty much only character in this book. Richie McCaw is my favourite character because even before reading this book he was my idol. Growing up and playing rugby as a kid i always looked up to Richie McCaw and this book demonstrates just how big of a leader he is to young kiwi rugby pl [...]


    10. This book is written around a four year time period from 2007 where The All Blacks were knocked out of the rugby world cup in the quarter finals stage to the world cup in NZ in 2011. With snippets of Richie's early playing rugby career, the book focuses on the psychological and physical journey Richie undertakes in assessing the All Blacks down fall in 2007 to be part of the winning team in 2011 ensuring the lessons have been learn t, and including his playing for the Crusaders.The book is full [...]


    11. I seriously enjoyed reading Richie McCaw:the open side. i chose to read this because of my memories of the rugby world cup and my relief when New Zealand had won. I felt i as a kiwi i had to read it in order to understand the background to that emotional time. I was not disappointed. The story is written in a non nonsense sort of way that I could see Richie doing it himself, focusing on the action and less on what was going on around him. I felt some of the ‘tunnel’ described by him if only [...]


    12. This text is a good one about a well known man and leader for new zealand also is a inspiration to young althetes in nz. What this text made me think about was that i could be like him if i worked hard in school and do the basic stuff right and also was a part in there that wanted motivated me for my career in the future that you just need the skills to be a good leader.This text also reminded me of other rugby hereos for me like Jonah Lomu , Brian Lima and my favourite the Tuilagi Brothers beca [...]


    13. I liked this book because it is about the struggles and the triumph that Richie McCaw and the All Blacks faced as they searched for world cup glory.This book is about Richie McCaw, his personal life and his rugby career and the effort he put in to reach the top. This book is enjoyable, interesting and is even better because it has some picture of him from back in the day.


    14. A very simply written book, that gives the reader a fly on the wall look into Ritchies life. You can almost feel the moods change in the book - when we are learning about his love of gliding he is at his most relaxed. When he is on test duty you can feel the tension. Not many major rvelations into his life and you dont find much out that wouldnt be available in the public domain. Worth a look


    15. I really enjoyed this book. A hero in our country and to many Kiwi boys, It was interesting to know what his life growing up was like. It is also very inspirational to read, learning about his setbacks and him bouncing back was pretty cool. overall, I enjoyed this book, because I can relate to it and I took a lot from this book.


    16. Overall enjoyed this a lot, it is a lot better than a lot of other rugby biographies going around. However, the chapter about the World Cup Final bored me. I saw the game, I don't need a play by play description, I wanted more feelings, more emotion, more insight.


    17. Richie McCaw's story is set mainly between the 2007 and 2011 Rugby World Cups with a few excusions into his earlier years. I really enjoyed his telling of how he saw certain matches. His captaining of the winning 2011 World Cup All Black team with a broken foot was some feat.







    18. I will admit, you need to be a rugby tragic to really enjoy this on. That is ok as you probably would not pick it up unless you already are.


    19. This book is a real ripper, as a new reader of sport autobios I was pretty in to it. You also feel like a real southern man when you carry a book with Richie's face emblazoned upon it.


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