The revelatory autobiography of a rugby colossus: Paul O'Connell There has never been a rugby player quite like Paul O'Connell.
He is synonymous with passion, heart and determination; but he is also the thinking man's rugby player, a legendary student of the game.
As the heartbeat of Munster, British and Irish Lions captain in 2009, and captain of the first Ireland team to defend a Six Nations championship, O'Connell has emerged as perhaps the most beloved of the golden generation of Irish rugby players.
In an autobiography as intense as its author, he tells the story of his remarkable career. 'The years of O'Connell and O'Driscoll were as close to a golden age as ever Ireland will get and O'Connell's book tells you how it all happened ...It should be mandatory for every Irish squad member to read O'Connell's book to better understand what it takes to make a team' David Walsh, Sunday Times 'I found The Battle entrancing' Stephen Jones, Sunday Times 'Excellent ...[an] eye-opening account of the never-ending battles he fought' Rugby World 'A fascinating insight into what has driven him and how his approach to the game changed over time. The inner tensions of possibly the most intense competitor of his generation are laid bare in The Battle.' Shane Horgan, Sunday Times 'Revelatory ...Unflinchingly charts his personal evolution ...He is not at all easy on himself' Keith Duggan, Irish Times
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 432 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 06/10/2016
- Category: Autobiography: sport
- ISBN: 9781844882236