where it belongs
Bob Howitt, HarperSports $24.99
There will probably be a raft of books covering the All Blacks' Rugby World Cup victory, but this one is a very good start.
Bob Howitt is a respected rugby journalist over many years and it is easy to read. The photos in the book are excellent and, in fact, for value for money, this book is hard to beat.
It covers the All Black pool games in particular, all the quarters, semis and final as well as the bronze final.
Howitt also gives his players of the tournament and a tournament XV, which is well thought out, but not one everyone would agree with.
All the statistics are there, which include one or two surprises. Who would have thought an Englishman would end up joint top try scorer and a Tongan would end tied for the most penalty goals?
An interesting all-round read that will still be good at Christmas for fans of almost all ages.
The Timaru Herald