• Kieran Read My Story
    Kieran Read My Story
    Kieran Read first played for the All Blacks as a 23-year old in 2008 and since then has amassed more than a century of test appearances in the famous jersey. Now, after a stellar provincial, club, and international career - including back to back World Cup victories - the New Zealand captain writes openly and honestly about his time in the game. Read takes to these pages with his trademark determination, lifting the lid on the unique pressures of succeeding as captain the most celebrated All Black of all time. He outlines the decisions that shaped his career and uncovers the skills of the coaches who shaped him, while offering readers an inside account of how the world's greatest team functions and thrives. A rugby player cannot reach the pinnacle of the sport without negotiating the many avenues of adversity on the roadmap to triumph. Read unpacks the emotional toll of injury and the ignominy of defeat, neatly illustrating the intense experience of representing a rugby-obsessed nation while delivering a masterclass in how manage the many demands on the mind and on the body. Forthright and frank, Read's well-respected views on the game and its future are a must-read for rugby fans, and his take on the myriad personalities and the peccadilloes of his teammates, coaches and opponents will be sure to surprise and delight. From the playing fields of Papakura to the world champion podium, Read has faced every challenge head on. His life story is no exception.

    ISBN: 9781988516677
    Publication date: 07/11/2019
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Stevenson, Scotty
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $49.99
  • Longest Day: Standing Up to Depression and Tackling the Coast to Coast
    Longest Day: Standing Up to Depression and Tackling the Coast to Coast
    Matt Calman's most consistent tool for dealing with problems throughout his life was alcohol. But it got to the stage where he was no longer willing to put up with the dark side of his drinking. So he quit.

    But the problems that had been simmering away for most of his life merely came to a head. It led to a major depressive phase with panic attacks and thoughts of suicide.

    After reaching rock-bottom, Matt began the slow climb to rebuild himself with a much stronger foundation. Finally he was ready to find something, or for something to find him. It could have been anything. It just happened to be the Coast to Coast Multisport World Championships, the toughest endurance race in New Zealand.

    The Longest Day outlines Matt's path back from the depths of depression, his struggles to learn to run, cycle and kayak at an elite level, and the culmination of all that training: his Coast to Coast race. The book explores the parallels between the inner landscape (his journey to wellbeing) and the outer landscape (the world around him and tackling the Coast to Coast). Through his training he learns about process rather than outcome, and how true success and enjoyment is embedded in the journey (not the destination).

    Matt is a brave, honest writer with a talent for articulating what is going on inside his head.

    ISBN: 9781988547305
    Publication date: 04/02/2020
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Calman, Matt
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • Magic The Gathering
    Magic The Gathering
    Over the course of its 25-year history, Magic: The Gathering--the world's first and most popular trading card game--has redefined the fantasy genre through its exploration of diverse, fantastic worlds. And traversing those worlds are Planeswalkers, heroes who have sworn to defend the Multiverse from harm. Magic: The Gathering: Rise of the Gatewatch is a visual history and celebration of Magic's first team of Planeswalkers--Jace Beleren, Ajani Goldmane, Gideon Jura, Chandra Nalaar, Nissa Revane, Liliana Vess, and Teferi. The Gatewatch's character histories, from their origins through their final confrontation with Nicol Bolas, are presented here via the very best card, packaging, and convention-exclusive artwork, all of it reproduced together here for the first time, some seen for the first time outside of the card frame. Rise of the Gatewatch is a giftable visual reference guide sure to appeal to new and longtime Magic fans alike.

    ISBN: 9781419736476
    Publication date: 02/04/2019
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Wizards of the Coast
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $32.99
  • Nine Lives Expeditions To Everest
    Nine Lives Expeditions To Everest
    Robert Mads Anderson is an elite mountaineer with a solitary goal: to conquer Everest. After nearly getting killed on his first expedition, Anderson then led a team up a new route without oxygen or Sherpa support, climbed solo on the remote North Face and finally guided a team to the top of the world. Incorporating a who's who of internationally recognised climbers, this book traces the story of Everest, from the big, nationally supported expeditions of the 1980s; through the small teams forging new routes and climbing solo; to the commercially guided expeditions of today. Set against the majestic backdrop of the world's tallest peak, Anderson's nine Everest expeditions set over 18 years defines what truly drives a human being to the greatest of heights.
    Including a foreword by Peter Hillary and featuring 32 pages of colour photography, chosen from a broad selection of images that have appeared in magazines such as National Geographic Adventure and Sports Illustrated.

    ISBN: 9781988538549
    Publication date: 09/10/2020
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Anderson, Robert Mads
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • No Spin
    No Spin
    ISBN: 9781760899202
    Publication date: 18/08/2020
    Price: $26.00
    Author: Warne, Shane
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • One Life
    One Life
    Megan Rapinoe is one of the world's most talented athletes. But beyond her massive professional success on the soccer field, Rapinoe has become an icon and ally to millions, boldly speaking out on the issues that matter most. In recent years, she's become one of the faces of the equal pay movement and her tireless activism for LGBTQ rights has earned her global support.

    In One Life, Rapinoe embarks on a thoughtful and unapologetic discussion of social justice and politics. Raised in a conservative small town in northern California, the youngest of six, Rapinoe was four years old when she kicked her first soccer ball. Her parents encouraged her love for the game, but also urged her to volunteer at homeless shelters and food banks. Her passion for community engagement never wavered through high school or college, all the way up to 2016, when she took a knee during the national anthem in solidarity with former NFL player Colin Kaepernick, to protest racial injustice and police brutality - the first high-profile white athlete to do so. The backlash was immediate, but it couldn't compare to the overwhelming support. Rapinoe became a force of social change, both on and off the field.

    Using anecdotes from her own life and career, from suing the United States Soccer Federation alongside her teammates over gender discrimination to her widely publicized refusal to visit the White House, Rapinoe discusses the obligation we all have to speak up, and reveals the impact each of us can have on our communities. As she declared during the soccer team's victory parade in New York in 2019, " T his is everybody's responsibility, every single person here, every single person who is not here, every single person who doesn't want to be here, every single person who agrees and doesn't agree.... It takes everybody. This is my charge to everybody. Do what you can. Do what you have to do. Step outside yourself. Be more. Be better. Be bigger than you've ever been before."

    ISBN: 9780593298725
    Publication date: 17/11/2020
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Rapinoe, Megan
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Pilot Frixion Ball 0.7 Black
    Pilot Frixion Ball 0.7 Black
    The erasable Frixion Ball is a unique capped gel pen that contains thermo sensitive gel ink. The heat generated by friction when rubbing the paper with the special tip turns the ink invisible. With no damage to the paper, you can erase and instantly re-write over your mistakes. Perfect for everyday use at home, work or school. NOTE: Do not use Frixion on legal documents, cheques or when writing exams. 0.7mm fine tip. Black ink. Refillable with Pilot Frixion BLS-FR7 refills.

    ISBN: 4902505322709
    Price: $5.99
    Author: 20059
    Format: Not Applicable
    Price: $5.99
  • Rugby
    Rugby
    This thrilling introduction to rugby helps kids get to grips with the rules of rugby, learn rugby skills, and gen up on rugby world records. The book looks at the history of the game, and touches on the main types of rugby, including Rugby Union, Rugby League, Rugby Sevens, and Rugby Tag. There are fascinating stats on every page, with profiles of rugby heroes - past and present. Featured throughout are clear step-by-step graphics showing tips and techniques of the game, such as how to pass the ball and how to tackle.

    Feature pages zoom in on aspects of the game, including scrums and line-ups. Its playful approach draws out rugby's unique features - why is a rugby ball the shape it is? What is the haka? What's the best way to score a try? The book profiles different nations that excel at the sport, including the New Zealand All Blacks. With colourful illustrations of rugby kits, plans showing rugby positions and pitches, and with a fun quiz at the back, this book is a must for every budding rugby player or fan!

    ISBN: 9780241379325
    Publication date: 01/08/2019
    Price: $17.99
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $17.99
  • Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
    Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
    The Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is the story of one of the world's greatest sporting challenges.

    In its 75th year, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has become an icon of Australia's summer sport, ranking in public interest with such national events as the Melbourne Cup, the Australian Open tennis and the Boxing Day cricket test. No regular annual yachting event in the world attracts such huge media coverage as does the start on Sydney Harbour.

    The Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: A biography of a sporting icon is the story of one of the world's greatest sporting challenges, an event where men and women from all walks of life are inspired and challenged by the beauty and power of nature.

    The 628-nautical mile course is often described as the most gruelling long ocean race in the world, a challenge to everyone who takes part. A team effort as much as a personal challenge where one mistake can lead to defeat, while success can deliver national and international acclaim.

    Bestselling author Rob Mundle has competed in the race on three occasions and reported on it for both newspapers and television for more than fifty years. The pinnacle of his many writing achievements is the international bestselling book Fatal Storm, the powerful story of the tragic 1998 Sydney Hobart race.

    ISBN: 9780733339820
    Publication date: 18/11/2019
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Mundle, Rob
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $49.99
  • Tea and Scotch with Bradman
    Tea and Scotch with Bradman
    Discovering the man behind the legend In 1995, journalist and author Roland Perry wrote to Sir Donald Bradman requesting an interview for a biography he was planning of the great cricketer. Surprisingly, the Don agreed. It was the start of a conversation that continued for years, during which the real Bradman shone, not only as a great sportsman but musician, brilliant thinker and humourist with a fondness for tea and a Scotch or two.

    In Tea and Scotch with Bradman, Perry paints an intimate and revealing portrait of the man many regard as the greatest Australian cricketer of all time.

    ISBN: 9780733338465
    Publication date: 21/10/2019
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Perry, Roland
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Warriors Celebrating 25 Years of the New Zealand Warriors
    Warriors Celebrating 25 Years of the New Zealand Warriors
    In 1995, the Warriors invaded the Australian Rugby League premiership - the first overseas club to be admitted - in a blaze of publicity and hype the likes of which New Zealand sport had never seen. The Warriors have taken their fans on a wild rollercoaster ride ever since, from the brink of collapse to within touching distance of ultimate glory and everywhere in between.
    They have played to the beat of their own drum for 25 seasons. The NRL trophy has remained agonisingly elusive, but the club has won a minor premiership, reached two grand finals, produced some of the modern era's finest players and countless memories. Few New Zealand teams in any code generate more passion, debate, exasperation and excitement than the Warriors.
    Warriors 25 covers the triumphs, heartbreaks, controversies and revivals that have kept supporters coming back for more for a quarter of a century. Sportswriter Will Evans tells the story of all 25 seasons - featuring interviews with some of the Warriors' most prominent players, coaches and administrators - in this exhaustively researched and officially club-endorsed book.
    Through the exhilarating highs and gut-wrenching lows of the past 25 years, this book covers the on- and off-field events of every season, the club's memorable matches and important figures, a wealth of trivia, including comprehensive records and stats for every game and player. Featuring full-colour photography throughout and a Warriors 25-year Team voted on by a panel of experts, this is a must-have tome for every rugby league fan!

    ISBN: 9781988538082
    Publication date: 06/12/2019
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Will, Evans
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $49.99
  • Will to Win
    Will to Win
    A fascinating deep-dive into the development of the Silver Ferns' traditions, the evolution of team culture and the nuts-and-bolts of leadership at an elite sporting level.
    The 12 legendary players and coaches interviewed - including Lois Muir, Leigh Gibbs, Sandra Edge, Bernice Mene, Ruth Aitken and Casey Kopua - candidly discuss the highs and lows of their careers, and of the Silver Ferns, the effect of the intense rivalry with Australia, coping with gut-wrenching losses, and the resilience of players and coaches.
    For the first time the perspective of these key actors is the subject of serious analysis, and the book is a real insight into the psychology of a women's highperformance team. As such, it provides a practical guide for developing team culture and leadership for netball coaches at all levels.
    It also includes comments from Farah Palmer and Noeline Taurua on women in sport and leadership, and a brief history of New Zealand netball, including the gains and losses as netball moved into a semi-professional era, and the struggles for sponsorship and for media recognition, despite it being New Zealand's most popular team sport.

    ISBN: 9780995113558
    Publication date: 01/04/2020
    Price: $39.99
    Author: McCarthy, Lana
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
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