If you want to learn about rugby, then you should read some books about it. There are many interesting books on rugby. Here are some books we recommend you read.

Engage: The Fall and Rise of Matt Hampson

By – Paul Kimmage

This is a sad story of Matt Hampson, a very promising English rugby player who became paralysed from the neck down after having an accident during a session in 2005. Here you will learn about this account in detail and what happened afterward. The story is very inspiring and uplifting.

Sevens Heaven

By – Ben Ryan

This is the story of Ben Ryan, the great rugby player from Fiji, and how he helped Fiji to win the Olympic gold medal in 2016. It was an outstanding match and anybody who watched the match could tell how a talented group of rugby players competed with basic resources.

Brothers in Arms

By – David Beresford

It is a book full of stunning photographs. The author is a big fan of French rugby and from the late 1980s to the early 1990s, he had taken interviews of the rugby stars at that time – Philippe Sella, Serge Blanco, and others. Here the author also discusses French culture and cuisine.

Confessions of a Rugby Mercenary

By – John Daniell

John Daniell was a rugby player from New Zealand who moved to France in the late 1990s and played for Perpignan, Montpellier, and Racing. Here you will get insights into the reality of playing professional rugby. Daniell has gone through it all — fighting and playing with injuries.


By – Clive Woodward

This is a great account of how the England rugby team was successful in the 2003 World Cup. The England squad was highly talented undoubtedly, but it is their skills and hardship that paid off. Throughout their journey into the World Cup, they had improved in many areas, and this led to their success.

These books are worth reading. You will know about how some teams have achieved great success. The books are very inspiring, especially for the rugby players.