Behind the Rose is all about playing Rugby for England. It tracks England’s Rugby team from the first Test ever in 1871 up to the summer tour of 2014. Each chapter examines a period of time and as it gets closer to the present, the chapters generally cover shorter periods of time. Each chapter begins with an overview of the time being covered before players and coaches say what it was really like being there. It is a fascinating insight into what it is like to pull on the England jersey and I strongly recommend the book for all lovers of the game who want to know what it’s like at the highest level from the men who have been there.
Rating (out of 5): *****