Who Beat the All Blacks?
Alun Gibbard Other books by Alun Gibbard
The day the pubs ran dry: 9-3
It's forty years since Llanelli Rugby Club defeated the All Blacks on 31 October 1972.
This legendary result has been called one of the top ten moments in rugby history, and possibly one of the greatest rugby upsets ever.
The story of the game is retold in this book and each one on the pitch for Llanelli that day recollects the achievement. There is a chapter also on maestro Carwyn James, the inimitable Ray Gravell, and Max Boyce tells of writing his famous song. This is a book which should be treasured by all rugby supporters in Wales and beyond.
Shortlisted for the 2013 British Sports Book Awards.
Category: Sport History
"Taken to Stradey by his father and grandfather as a boy of 12 that day, Gibbard delights in what each survivor has to say, devoting an entirely separate chapter to the youngest player on the field, the late Ray Gravell. One can even see the game through the eyes of the young scoreboard operators, those recording the legendary Llanelli 9 Seland Newydd 3." - Barri Hurford-Jones