Return to Rugby Land

by Perera Hussein Publishing House


David Scott has worked as a sports journalist, reporting on the 1999 and 2007 Rugby World Cups as well as various other sports events for various newspapers. He lives in Sri Lanka, where he divides his time between a Colombo seaside home and a small family estate in Kurunegala district.

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An expatriate reflects upon the 2011 Rugby World Cup, Sport, Society, and New Zealand

After a forty year voluntary exile an expatriate Kiwi returns to New Zealand to travel around while reporting on the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

Return to Rugby Land is a challenging and provocative social commentary encompassing more than just the games or the scenery. Scott explores sport’s place in society, along with the myths, psyche, and anxieties of a small nation. While questioning comfortable shibboleths, including about Maori and women, his personal account offers heartfelt insights and a broad understanding of New Zealand inextricably linked to the omnipresent game of Rugby.

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Weight 0.27 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 13 × 2 cm


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Perera Hussein Publishing House

The Perera Hussein Publishing House was established by Sam Perera and Ameena Hussein in December 2003 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The main aim of the publishing house is to encourage Sri Lankan authors who will inspire, provoke and entertain.

Riding the crest of the new wave of high quality South Asian literature, our authors have gone on to win awards and be nominated for international prizes.

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