Bobby Windsor - The Iron Duke: The Life and Times of a Working-Class Rugby Hero

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Bobby Windsor - The Iron Duke: The Life and Times of a Working-Class Rugby Hero

Bobby Windsor - The Iron Duke: The Life and Times of a Working-Class Rugby Hero

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The old hooker, revered the rugby world over as ‘The Duke’ for his fearless ferocity on the pitch and bonhomie off it, never intended to live to tell the tale.

We want our comments to be a lively and valuable part of our community - a place where readers can debate and engage with the most important local issues.But he was nowhere near good enough and played for the reserves for two seasons before joining Lincoln City. Even at my lowly level of playing you felt part of one big community that included internationals at every-day club levels. It was a tour which placed Windsor as one of the best in his position, with his technical ability and dynamism in the loose the key features of his game. The side won Grand Slams in 1976 and 1978 and the Triple Crown in 1977 with this granite-like front row the rock the pack was built on.

I would only bind on Charlie (Faulkner) and I’d keep my right arm loose in front of me to block the blows. Windsor's irrepressible sense of humour comes shining through on every page, except when he gives chapter and verse on the personal crisis that drove him to plan suicide. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.He was ideally suited to the highly mobile and aggressive packs developed at Pontypool in the seventies which made them one of the most feared sides in the land. There was another game where one of their props was coming across in the scrum and having a nibble of my ear. TRANSFER NEWS LIVE: Virgil van Dijk is unwilling to commit his future to Liverpool after Jurgen Klopp's. Erling Haaland reveals the pre-match routine he shares with 17-year-old darts sensation Luke Littler. LIVERPOOL CONFIDENTIAL: Jurgen Klopp's shock exit will spark a summer of turmoil, Ruben Amorim joins Xabi.

Advised to retire in 1980 because of a back injury, Windsor played for another seven years, until the age of 41. The South Africans were big blokes and New Zealand would trample you, but the French would kill you! The days when Mike Burton was instructed to hit South Africa's Free State one-eyed lock, de Bruyn, to blunt his fearsome reputation . This is an excellent book, covering every aspect of Bob's life, whether on the park, at home, at work, with his beloved family or struggling with some pretty traumatic moments in life. Windsor – or ‘The Duke’ as his team-mates came to know him – began his rugby career as a fly-half, but it was at hooker where the steelworker would rise to the top of the game.His friends will be shocked to learn that the laughing cavalier from the greatest Lions team of all decided to take his own life during the turmoil which engulfed him after the double devastation of prostate cancer followed by the break-up of his marriage. The ball would be kicked to touch, you would be running across and somebody would hit you in the back of your head. Discover the joy of reading with us, your trusted source for affordable books that do not compromise on quality. He took some real stick from the opposition during games, but he was a gutsy man, a real hard player and a great player too. Mick obliged, de Bruyn's false eye popped out and, when it was eventually found, he stuck it back in with a piece of grass sticking out of the side.



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