SHORTLISTED FOR THE SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT BOOK OF THE YEAR
‘Crammed full of funny stories, below-the-belt banter and amusing observations, it’s gold’ Rugby World
Once described as rugby’s answer to Ant & Dec, David Flatman and Mark Durden-Smith are the oddest of odd couples. Now this hugely popular rugby broadcasting double act have turned to dissecting and celebrating rugby union in book form. And, as you’d expect, it’s a brilliant combination of in-depth knowledge and hilarious stories.
Flats and Durders OffloadÂ covers every facet of the game, from surviving the front row, what it takes to be a leader, referees both good and bad, mind games, tournaments and, of course, what really happens on a rugby tour. They talk about the highs, including Flats not missing a tackle in his 90-second Six Nations appearance, and the lows, including Flats not making a tackle in his 90-second Six Nations appearance.
Familiar to millions of fans through their television work, they provide fascinating and entertaining insight into the sport they love. They reveal the hardest players, the greatest characters and the intimate secrets of the front row. They address key issues facing the sport, such as injury, retirement and the future of the game. Nothing is off limits and no quarter is given – to anyone.
With insightful analysis, unforgettable stories and the occasional food reference, Flats and Durders OffloadÂ is an unmissable read for all rugby fans.
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