Simon Shaw...

Posted on November 11th, 2013

shaw_the_hard_yardsThe Hard Yards

Simon Shaw has played more professional matches than any other player in English rugby history. With a World Cup winner’s medal in 2003, a runners-up medal in the 2007 competition, more than fifty England caps, ten trophies won with London Wasps and one of the greatest performances in British Lions history in South Africa in 2009, Shaw is one of the biggest names in rugby. In The Hard Yards, the 6 ft 9 in. lock forward charts his eventful rise to the top, from the early days playing for Bristol to lasting success at both club and international level. He takes us inside the England and Wasps dressing-rooms armed with his razor-sharp sense of humour and cutting put-downs. Simon Shaw is a big man with an even bigger story to tell, and no stone is left unturned in this candid autobiography. The Hard Yards was published by Mainstream Publishing in August 2009.