On 19 March 2005, Wales ended a prolonged period in the rugby wilderness by winning the Grand Slam. They had waited long enough for the victory - 27 painful years. Grand Slam! first and foremost celebrates the 2005 victory in the Year of the Dragon. It also charts those lean times from 1979 onwards, when Welsh rugby plummeted from the glorious pinnacle of the 1970s and the national sport hit rock bottom. It takes a hard look at a barren spell of the '80s and '90s, when they were humiliated and vilified, and then recounts ...

Grand Slam! Year of the Dragon 2005, Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh, Scotland

ISBN-13: 9781845960612