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Smithy: Endless Winters and the Spring of 22

Smithy: Endless Winters and the Spring of 22

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Smithy: Endless Winters and the Spring of 22


Wayne Smith is arguably the finest rugby brain in the world a man the players he coached dubbed 'The Professor'.

In this long-awaited memoir he will tell his best, most entertaining, insightful, and amusing anecdotes from an amazing career in in the game.

See how dancing, laughter and music coupled with intense training sessions and revolutionary tactics led to the Black Ferns# World Cup victory.

Discover the depth of the backlash when the 2007 All Blacks coaching team was reappointed. Learn the secret All Blacks schemes that helped win the 2011 World Cup.

How the New Zealand Rugby Union sacked Smith, then demanded money back. Why he had to deceive Canterbury officials to spirit the game#s first sports psychologist into his coaching team. How Dan Carter believes Smith saved his career before the 2015 World Cup.

From his 1979 playing debut in a Canterbury side to the joy at Eden Park as the Black Ferns united a nation in 2022, Wayne Smith's story - as a Ranfurly Shield winner, All Black, multiple Super Rugby and World Cup winning coach - is told in depth for the first time. 

Product Details: 

  • Format:                          Hardback
  • Publication Date:           05/10/2023
  • ISBN:                             9781776940271
  • Publisher:                      Upstart Press Ltd
  • Country of Origin:         New Zealand
  • Pages:                            312
  • RRP:                               $49.99
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