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A terrific book No one put their body on the line quite like Sam Warburton Brian O Driscoll It was an absolute privilege to play against Sam An inspiring leader with an equally inspiring story to tell Jonny Wilkinson Sam Warburton OBE was not only a titan of Welsh rugby but an icon of the game Having represented his country as a player and team captain at all junior levels he propelled himself to international attention in 2011 when named as the youngest ever captain of Wales for the Rugby World CupDespite his tender age Sam s immense displays for club and country were recognised still further in April 2013 when at just 24 he was named the Lions' captain for the extraordinary 2013 tour to Australia  Four years later after a year in the wildernessSam was named Lions captain yet again for the historic tour to New Zealand thereby becoming the first ever Lions Captain never to lose a series in the professional eraIntelligent calm thoughtful in many ways seemingly the exact opposite of the smash and crash of modern rugby Warburton s edge never came with his size but with his depth of thought his reading of movement and his understanding that to be a uniquely successful leader one needs to set goals that far exceed the ambitions of even the most ferocious of opponents  In leading other men and in pitting himself against the world s best Warburton was forced repeatedly to push himself to the very edge of his physiological and mental limits the 21 significant injuries over that period a painful testament to his sacrificeOpen Side is therefore not simply a chronology of events or a celebration of statistics Written in a compelling but soul searching style this is an astoundingly personal book exploring the nature of leadership the value of self control the precision of mindset and of course the future of the game  It is also a deeply personal meditation on the sacrifice of body the torment of injury and the pain of retirement a decision Sam was forced to make in July 2018 at just 29 years oldNever before has a rugby autobiography given such intimate access not only to the realities of the dressing room and the heroes and villains of the modern game but to the unique mindset required to make someone a genuinely great leader of menA terrific book No one put their body on the line quite like Sam Warburton Brian O Driscoll It was an absolute privilege to play against Sam An inspiring leader with an equally inspiring story to tell Jonny Wilkinson Sam Warburton OBE was not only a titan of Welsh rugby but an icon of the game Having represented his country as a player and team captain at all junior levels he propelled himself to international attention in 2011 when named as the youngest ever captain of Wales for the Rugby World CupDespite his tender age Sam s immense displays for club and country were recognised still further in April 2013 when at just 24 he was named the Lions' captain for the extraordinary 2013 tour to Australia  Four years later after a year in the wildernessSam was named Lions captain yet again for the historic tour to New Zealand thereby becoming the first ever Lions Captain never to lose a series in the professional eraIntelligent calm thoughtful in many ways seemingly the exact opposite of the smash and crash of modern rugby Warburton s edge never came with his size but with his depth of thought his reading of movement and his understanding that to be a uniquely successful leader one needs to set goals that far exceed the ambitions of even the most ferocious of opponents  In leading other men and in pitting himself against the world s best Warburton was forced repeatedly to push himself to the very edge of his physiological and mental limits the 21 significant injuries over that period a painful testament to his sacrificeOpen Side is therefore not simply a chronology of events or a celebration of statistics Written in a compelling but soul searching style this is an astoundingly personal book exploring the nature of leadership the value of self control the precision of mindset and of course the future of the game  It is also a deeply personal meditation on the sacrifice of body the torment of injury and the pain of retirement a decision Sam was forced to make in July 2018 at just 29 years oldNever before has a rugby autobiography given such intimate access not only to the realities of the dressing room and the heroes and villains of the modern game but to the unique mindset required to make someone a genuinely great leader of menA terrific book No one put their body on the line quite like Sam Warburton Brian O Driscoll It was an absolute privilege to play against Sam An inspiring leader with an equally inspiring story to tell Jonny Wilkinson Sam Warburton OBE was not only a titan of Welsh rugby but an icon of the game Having represented his country as a player and team captain at all junior levels he propelled himself to international attention in 2011 when named as the youngest ever captain of Wales for the Rugby World CupDespite his tender age Sam s immense displays for club and country were recognised still further in April 2013 when at just 24 he was named the Lions' captain for the extraordinary 2013 tour to Australia  Four years later after a year in the wildernessSam was named Lions captain yet again for the historic tour to New Zealand thereby becoming the first ever Lions Captain never to lose a series in the professional eraIntelligent calm thoughtful in many ways seemingly the exact opposite of the smash and crash of modern rugby Warburton s edge never came with his size but with his depth of thought his reading of movement and his understanding that to be a uniquely successful leader one needs to set goals that far exceed the ambitions of even the most ferocious of opponents  In leading other men and in pitting himself against the world s best Warburton was forced repeatedly to push himself to the very edge of his physiological and mental limits the 21 significant injuries over that period a painful testament to his sacrificeOpen Side is therefore not simply a chronology of events or a celebration of statistics Written in a compelling but soul searching style this is an astoundingly personal book exploring the nature of leadership the value of self control the precision of mindset and of course the future of the game  It is also a deeply personal meditation on the sacrifice of body the torment of injury and the pain of retirement a decision Sam was forced to make in July 2018 at just 29 years oldNever before has a rugby autobiography given such intimate access not only to the realities of the dressing room and the heroes and villains of the modern game but to the unique mindset required to make someone a genuinely great leader of men


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