Detailing every Test match ever played by the top ten international teams (Argentina, Australia, England, France, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa and Wales) as well as histories and head-to-head statistics for the second and third tier international teams (Canada, Fiji, Georgia, Japan, Namibia, Romania, Russia, Samoa, Tonga, the United States of America and Uruguay), The Complete Rugby Union Compendium is the definitive source of statistical information on Test match rugby union. With over 5,700 entries presented in a visually engaging format, this book also features over 100 facts and anecdotes from more than a century of rugby union and includes fascinating trivia on the Rugby World Cup, global stadia, trophies, tournaments and competitions. In this unique guide, Keith Young has created a veritable treasure trove for all rugby enthusiasts.
A lifelong rugby fan, Keith Young was born in south Wales but has lived in Dublin for most of his life. He is a graduate Mathematician and a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. His dual interest in rugby and statistics stimulated him to write this unique compendium.