Category: Biology & Life Sciences
- Type: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages
- ISBN: none
- ASIN: 9781444734362
- Edition Language: English
Lewis Moody has seen and done it all in a glittering career that has seen him win the 2003 World Cup under Martin Johnsons captaincy, lose in the final of the 2007 World Cup after the most shambolic passage, and now lead England under Johnsons management in the 2011 World Cup.
Moody has not only been an ever-present in the England team for the past decadeвЂ”a team that has featured some of the most iconic and interesting figures in British sport such as Jonny Wilkinson, Lawrence Dallaglio, and Jason RobinsonвЂ”but also, until his shock move to Bath last summer, he was a key part of the all-conquering Leicester Tigers team that became champions of England six times and of Europe twice.
Moody does not just explore the incredible highs, of which there are many, but also the equally incredible lows. There was the bullying at school, the time as a child when he was so near to death that the doctors advised his parents to prepare for the worst, and, later, the many occasions when he wanted to walk away from a sport that has produced so much success, when the injuries were mounting up and becoming so serious that Moody felt he had had enough.
The end result is at times a painfully funny and, at other times, painfully sad story of sporting triumph achieved only after leaping major obstacles along the way.