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  • The Battle

  • By: Paul O'Connell
  • Narrated by: John Cormack
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

There has never been a rugby player quite like Paul O'Connell. His name is synonymous with passion, heart and determination. But he is also the thinking man's rugby player, a legendary student of the game. As the heartbeat of Munster, British and Irish Lions captain in 2009 and captain of the first Ireland team to retain the Six Nations championship, O'Connell became the most beloved and respected of the golden generation of Irish rugby players - and was widely regarded as one of the very best players in the world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Rugby autobiographies

  • By Anonymous User on 14-04-18

Rugby autobiographies

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-04-18

I read these books expecting so much more. I guess I should learn! These guys have so much more to say but still have skin in the game I suppose. Enjoyed it, especially the early life stuff where I could relate, but I want to hear thoughts on the game; both professional and amateur, from someone who has done it. Paul is definitely a genuine guy who embodies the values of the game we love, but I suppose I wanted this to be, in part, like sitting having a pint with the bloke, hearing his thoughts and opinions. Maybe he can still do this sometime?

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