In How to Watch a Game of Rugby, Zavos shares his love and knowledge of the sport with wit and warmth, and passes on some illuminating pointers. Anyone who has ever wondered what the difference is between a ruck and a maul, or a fly half and a fullback, will find this book illuminating. But if you already know the answers - and believe, like the author, that 'the good watcher of rugby is the one who is passionate about the game' - prepare to be indulged.
Spiro Zavos, a first-generation Greek New Zealander, saw his first rugby test at Wellington's Athletic Park when he was twelve years old and was struck with a lifelong passion for 'the perfect game'. He has written six acclaimed books on rugby, and his rugby column in the Sydney Morning Herald is a talking point on both sides of the Tasman.