Pride and Passion: The Definitive Story by the Three-Time Grand Slam-Winning Coach (Audio Download): Warren Gatland, Paul Haley, Headline: Audible Audiobooks Prime –

I am a die hard Wales fan and love everything about the British and Irish Lions, so I was very much looking forward to reading Gatland s autobiography And credit to him he emerges as someone with immense integrity and character as well as rugby smarts Overall, however, I was left a bit underwhelmed And having read several other rugby autobiographies Johnson, Dallaglio, Warburton , I should know better now players, ex players, coaches, ex coaches are all too close to the game and those in and around it to reveal all that much, tending towards the coded, oblique or passive Still, the man remains high in my humble esteem Just don t expect any revelations Perfect gift for a welsh rugby fan Being an ardent Wasps employee I was hoping for Wasps history which after all started the MAJOR achievements of Warrens career however the Wales aspects were good and the Human problems always soevident in Man management were expertly dealt with A good read. Great value and my dad will love this for Xmas Very slow going and therefore very disappointed so far I m a massive Garland fan so was looking forward to this books launch I m a quarter of the way through and it s very putdownable I ll battle on but not optimistic of a huge improvement. This is a terrific rugby story about an interesting and successful coach But what sets it apart is the exceptional ghost writing on Gatland s behalf by the wonderful former Independent rugby correspondent Chris Hewett Highly recommended for all lovers of the oval ball. The definitive autobiography of the legendary rugby coach who has led Wales to three Grand Slams and four Six Nations titles and masterminded two hugely successful Southern Hemisphere tours at the helm of the British and Irish Lions Warren Gatland is one of the world s most renowned and intriguing rugby coaches of the modern era, leading Wales to four Six Nations titles, three Grand Slams and a World Cup semifinal, and masterminding two history making tours as Head Coach of the British and Irish Lions As he leaves his post as Head Coach of Wales at the end of theRugby World Cup, Gatland s definitive autobiography provides a colourful and vivid chronicle of an extraordinary three decades at rugby s dynamic coal face The personal journey has been rewarding and challenging in equal measure, spanning many of the sport s most passionate heartlands such as New Zealand, Ireland, England and Wales Gatland reflects in characteristically forthright and intelligent fashion on a lifetime spent playing and coaching the sport which has been his passion since as a young boy he first picked up an oval ball on New Zealand s North Island, dreaming of joining the ranks of the mighty All Blacks Along the way we encounter the greatest matches, players and rivalries the sport has to offer, get introduced to a stunning cast of unforgettable characters who grace the story with their humour and humanity and emerge with a striking appreciation of how rugby has managed to retain its appeal for millions around the globe Very interesting read from a welsh rugby fan point of view, Finding out how it all came about. Als gro er Rugby Fan seit vielen Jahren ist der Name Warren Gatland zu einem Begriff geworden Dieser Mann hat im ovalen Sport alles geschafft was man schaffen kann Alle Ups and Downs in einer packenden Biografie zusammengefasst Unbedingte Kaufempfehlung This was a gift for my dad , he thoroughly enjoyed the insight and what goes on behind the scenes Brings a new perspective to the recent golden age of Welsh rugby