The Scrum that Changed my Life
Bryan Davies Other books by Bryan Davies
Five minutes into a rugby match between Bala and Nant Conwy on 21 April 2007, the first scrum collapsed leaving Bala hooker, Bryan 'Yogi' Davies, with life-changing injuries: a broken neck and damaged lungs.
This book tells the story of his life before the accident and his heroic fight for survival following the scrum that changed his life.
The book is set in three parts: part one of each chapter follows developments since his accident, part two looks back at Yogi's life before the tragic scrum and his struggle against the odds even then, whilst part three conveys the thoughts and reactions of his wife Susan to events - the policewoman who has been a tower of strength throughout to Yogi and the children.
This book if full of humour and sadness, and is a picture of optimism and fortitude in the face of tragedy. Sadly, weeks before publication, Yogi passed away. But, with a postscript, a tribute by his daughter and his final letter, this book should prove to be an inspiration to everyone.
"The story of Yogi's injury, its aftermath, his heroic struggle and determination to resume as normal a life as possible at home with his family is truly inspirational." - Dan Allsobrook, Gwladrugby.com
"Although the story of Yogi's post-accident life is such a tragic one, with an inevitable sad ending, the book is nevertheless an enjoyable and memorable read. Those who read it can only be moved by the incredible struggle of a brave man and his family in the face of overwhelming adversity." - Richard E. Huws, Gwales.com