Remarkable Rugby Grounds

By Ryan Herman

Shortlisted for the 2024 Illustrated Sports Book of the Year

Launched as rugby hit fever pitch at the 2023 World Cup, Remarkable Rugby Grounds is the perfect title for the passionate rugby fan who will be astonished at the worldwide reach of their favourite game.

Remarkable Rugby Grounds continues the blend of earlier ‘Remarkables’ by mixing some of the world’s cathedrals of rugby with some of the quirky club grounds and local pitches set in beautiful locations.

We travel ‘Around the World in 80 pitches’ with grounds in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Hong Kong, Japan, Alaska, Argentina, Romania, along with the Six Nations venues.

Apart from Aviva Stadium/Lansdowne Road in Dublin (which has a train running beneath the grandstand), the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Murrayfield and Twickenham, there are the genteel splendours of Bath’s Recreation Ground nestling alongside the River Avon or the historic home of Richmond FC one of the founding clubs of English rugby.

Featuring 80 of the world’s most interesting rugby grounds, the book also delves a little into the history of the grounds by including a sprinkling of archive photos.

Proposed rugby grounds from across the globe: Alaska, Brisbane, Central Coast (NSW), Canada, Mumbai, Cumbria, Sydney, Melbourne, Swansea, Ebbw Vale, Llandaff, Porth, Pontypridd, Johannesburg, Romania, Auckland, Dunedin, Perth WA, Cape Town (3), Bordeaux, Paris, Clermont Ferrand,Cardiff, Japan, Chile, Colorado, Twickenham, Hong Kong, Durban, Buenos Aires, Dublin, Edinburgh, Melrose, Bath, Gloucester, Wellington, Sligo, Donegal, Marseille, Mangatinoka (NZ), South Korea, Rugby School, Dubai, London, Las Vegas.

Format: Digital download
Release Date: 20 Jul 2023
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-856213-7
Ryan Herman is a feature writer for award-winning magazine Rugby Journal often focusing on offbeat and unconventional stories across every level of the game from grassroots to internationals. His career as a sportswriter and editor spans 25 years. He is also a contributor for The New European covering sports and social issues and is the author of Amazon bestseller Remarkable Football Grounds. He is, however, a terrible rugby player.

‘While cricket and football stadiums have long been revered and celebrated, rugby grounds haven’t been given quite the same level of adulation - until now. Ryan Herman seeks to redress the sporting imbalance, selecting 80 rugby grounds to fawn over.’ -

”” - Pitch Magazine

‘A beautiful collection of some of the most magnificent places to watch and play rugby.’ -

”” - Phil Caplan, TALKSPORT

‘A resplendent coffee-table book.’ -

”” - RugbyWorld