Into Touch


A book for fans of both the Great War and the great game of rugby. It details international players from Australia, New Zealand, France, South Africa, the US and the Home Countries killed during WW1. It outlines their biographies, their playing career and the manner of their death. Some are well known, such as England Captain Ronnie Poulton - Palmer (sniped near Ploegsteert, Ypres), others not so, but they are all listed here and their stories told. A fantastic publication I couldn't put down. It stirred my interest so much I now actively look for their graves on my many visits to the Western Front.