In this unique and fascinating book which celebrates the immensity of. The autobiography simon and schuster, isbn 1847376029 external links. Sir ian mckellen, fresh from his performance as gandalf in lord of the rings, is prospero, and heads a strong cast in shakespeares last great play. Ian mcgeechan latest breaking news, rumours and gossip. Sir ian mcgeechan, who may be on a fiveman panel to pick the new england coach, has praised the work of the caretaker stuart lancaster published. Sir ian mcgeechans champions cup team of the season so far and verdict on each player. Sir ian mcgeechan knows more than most about what a lions tour to south africa is really like. Later on, in 1990, his team won a grand slam victory in the five nations championship.
For more videos and coaching tips from geech, head to. Former british and irish lions rugby player and coach sir ian mcgeechan has been rushed to hospital after collapsing during the build up to tonights second lions test in wellington. When the going gets tough by ian mcgeechan from waterstones today. Support the guardian available for everyone, funded by readers. Speakola is a labour of love and id be very grateful if you would share, tweet or like it. Join facebook to connect with john mcgeechan and others you may know. Despite a narrow series defeat, ian restored the pride of four nations in the lions and reestablished the tour as the greatest rugby tour in world rugby. Sir ian mcgeechan former rugby union player and coach. When the going gets tough sir ian mcgeechan has named the player who stood out above the rest during his long tenure with the. Leading rugby coach, sir ian mcgeechan is available to book via the champions speakers agency. Sir ian mcgeechan is a scottish former rugby union player and coach, and is an itv. Sir ian mcgeechan helped select englands coach, so how. In coach tags ian mcgeechan, rugby, british and irish lions, lions tour, springboks, motivational, pregame. Alternatively, call a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.
Sir ian mcgeechan s six nations teambyteam verdict. Sir ian robert mcgeechan, obe born 30 october 1946 is a scottish former rugby union player and coach. Hes part of a new generation of players and we thought that in lawrences absence it was important that the leadership of the team stayed within the forwards. Ian is credited with restoring the pride of four nations in the lions and. Official lions rugby sout africa is special facebook. His forwards coach and partner was jim telfer mcgeechan was the british and irish lions head coach in 1989, 1993, 1997 and 2009. Home rugby news sir ian mcgeechan reveals his ultimate lion sir ian mcgeechan reveals his ultimate lion in his new book, the lions. Hodder signs ultimate lion ian mcgeechan the bookseller. Ian can educate a business audience on creative leadership.
For a nonrugby playing man like me this book provides a superb insight into sir ian mcgeechan. Following the publishing of the book of the same name. A capital and coast dhb spokeswoman said mcgeechan was in a stable. Bath, richard editor the complete book of rugby seven oaks, 1997 isbn 18620001. Sir ian mcgeechan speaker profile csa celebrity speakers. Sir ian mcgeechan obe former rugby union player, renowned club, country and lions coach. Former lions rugby coach sir ian mcgeechan collapses.
The books featured on this site are aimed primarily at readers aged or above and therefore you must be years or over to sign up to our newsletter. Ian mcgeechan and his players can take heart from the stirring performances that have electrified. I dont know ian mcgeechan but ive always admired what he has achieved. Sir ian mcgeechan obe is a former rugby union player. Ian mcgeechan celebrated the british and irish lions 289 third test win against south africa and told his players. Sir ian mcgeechan is a scottish former rugby union player and coach, and itv pundit. Sir ian mcgeechan has excelled at every level of the modern rugby game. It is their constant support that has provided such an inspiration to me and this honour would not have been possible without them.
Sir ians feelings on the lions, and the importance of the test matches. Hes coached some of the biggest names in world rugby whilst carving out legendary status for the lions. This is a solid book, but it is a bit disjointed and repetitive in places. Sir ian robert mcgeechan, obe is a scottish former rugby union player and coach. Rugby legends sir ian mcgeechan and sir clive woodward. Pride and passion by warren gatland headline publishing. Sir ian mcgeechan is a scottish former rugby union player and coach. Heres what rugby legends sir ian mcgeechan and sir clive woodward, plus leading pundit stuart barnes, predict is about to unfold in the tournament as told in their sunday newspaper columns.
Lions commentator sir ian mcgeechan taken to hospital. Bath, richard editor the complete book of rugby seven oaks, 1997 isbn 18620001 mcgeechan, ian lion man. From colchester, london and the south approaching the southern outskirts of ipswich, follow the a12 past the service area and take the exit signposted copdock and washbrook. Ian mcgeechan rugby union players and officials espn scrum. He began as an outside half for headingley before winning his first. To book former scotland player and coach, sir ian mcgeechan obe, as the rugby speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the champions rugby speakers agency by filling in our online contact form.
You also pick up a lot about the rugby players he had played and worked with. This book tells you much about the man himself, where he comes from and his progress through his rugby career including the lions of course. He was also head coach of scotland and the british and irish lions. Sir ian robert mcgeechan, obe born 30 october 1946 is a scottish former rugby union player. Sir ian mcgeechan helped select englands coach, so how can stuart lancasters greatest admirer decide his future. The book is written so that i could actually hear his voice in my head as i read it. He was the coach for the two lions test series wins in australia in 1989 and south. Sir ian mcgeechan in a moderate condition after collapsing in the commentary box at westpac stadium and going to hospital. The best western ipswich hotel old london road copdock ipswich ip8 3jd suffolk. Nobodys name resonates louder with the lions than his. The publisher said mcgeechan is the ultimate lion after he played for the rugby. Widely regarded as one of greatest stage and screen actors both in his native great britain and. Ian is credited with restoring the pride of four nations in the.
Ian mcgeechan motivational speaker speakers corner. So to make sir ian mcgeechans lions dream team from his. Sir ian mcgeechan urges the british and irish lions to show what selection for the tour means to them when facing australia. Particularly his coaching methods, his passion for the lions shirt and what it represents, his loyalty to not only scotland but to his yorkshire roots and to his family. A seasoned sportsman and coach, ian can offer motivational talks on teamwork strategies and sports branding. On being awarded knighthood in 2010 and dedicating it to his family. Sir ians daughter said her dad had been suffering from a bug and would be fine. One of the best centres ever to put on a scottish shirt, he won 32 caps for his country, and 8 for the lions he was a core element of willie john mcbrides allconquering 1974 lions tour in south africa. It was vital this year for the lions to stay competitive the tour of south africa may have ended in narrow and acrimonious defeat, but. Sir ian mcgeechan has just picked the greatest lions xv he. Sir ian mcgeechan possesses one of the most distinguished careers in the world of rugby. Yorkshire carnegies fall has been painful but inevitable its upsetting to see the club thats so close to my heart struggling. The wronged duke raises a tempest to shipwreck his old opponents on his island so that he can ensure justice is done.
Former rugby union player, renowned club, country and lions coach. Booking agent for sir ian mcgeechan obe champions rugby. Fully updated to contain sir ian mcgeechans reflections on the 2017 lions tour to new zealand. Sir ian mcgeechan, veteran of seven lions tours in playing and coaching capacities, has selected a dream xv of his players hes worked with.714 1207 1557 1204 1148 603 673 1526 468 492 329 1407 718 239 1097 581 910 1200 940 1138 1463 536 1521 234 1067 550 1301 948 975 257 680 1229