The phenomenal international number one bestseller with exclusive interviews with Richie McCaw, Steve Hansen, Beauden Barrett and Dan Carter, The Jersey is the definitive story behind the greatest sports team on the planet.
‘Extremely well written. Compelling, accurate, insightful and brilliant in the way it captures the New Zealand way’ – John Hart, former All Blacks coach.
With a better winning record than any other sports team in history, they stand head and shoulders above their nearest rugby rivals. How did a country of just 4.8 million people conquer the world?
Peter Bills, who has reported on international rugby for more than forty years, was given exclusive access to all the key figures in New Zealand rugby as he set out to understand the secrets behind the All Blacks success. Peter talked at length with ninety people, both in New Zealand and around the world, with intimate knowledge of what makes the All Blacks tick.
The Jersey goes to the heart of the All Blacks success. It is also an epic story of not just a rugby team but a nation, whose identities are inextricably linked.
This is a wonderful description of why the All Blacks are so good. The author's assessment is spot on. Beautifully written.
Nick Mallett, ex-South Africa and Italy head coach
Extremely well written. Compelling, accurate, insightful and brilliant in the way it captures the New Zealand way.
John Hart, former All Blacks coach
A great read . . . I thoroughly enjoyed it
Conrad Smith, 94-times capped All Black World Cup Winner