For many, the ultimate dream is to play rugby for their country.
Today the financial rewards of playing at the top have moved to a new level, but teamwork, family, friendship and pride are still priceless.
This revealing book charts the history of the game through the stories and voices of players, past and present, and paints an intimate picture of a rugby world which has changed beyond recognition, but still keeps the same hold on all involved.
With a foreword by international referee, Nigel Owens, this is a fascinating personal insight into the life and times of Welsh rugby.
After working for the BBC for many years, Jos Andrews became a writer and journalist. She is the author of several books, many written with major sports stars, including Colin Jackson and Gareth Thomas. Her most recent book was Rugby Dads for Quick Reads