ROCKY ELSOM: LEADER OF THE WALLABIES is an insightful and revealing look into the rugby union career of one of Australia′s greatest Wallabies, Rocky Elsom, as seen through the eyes of the key figures in his life, including family members, team-mates and coaches. From representing Australia at under 16s level to attaining cult status in Ireland and named as the best player in the world, Rocky has exerted the same talismanic influence on the Wallabies that Richie McCaw has had on New Zealand. A rugged individualist, Rocky′s biggest task to date will be leading the Australian team for the World Cup in New Zealand in September 2011.
"After covering Rocky′s career as a journalist for eight years I thought I had a fair idea of him, but I realized I hardly knew him at all. Rocky is like a modern day renaissance Man, a Leonardo da Vinci in studs. Apart from being one of the greatest Wallabies of his generation, Rocky is a musician, a philosopher, an entrepreneur and a pilot just to list a few of his pastimes. Most people enjoy speaking about, even boasting about, their interests, especially if that is landing a rickety two-seater T-Bird sideways on a slippery runway, not Rocky. He rarely talks about it, he just does it."
- Bret Harris
It's rugby, it's the world up, it's Leonardo da Vinci in studs - presenting you with Wallabies captain Rocky Elsom, sporting hero, philosopher, and all round Renaissance man.
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st August 2011
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.4 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.436