Author(s): Arno Gasteiger and Peter Malcouronne
Our game celebrates the grassroots of our national game rugby played by weekend warriors on provincial fields. Masters, juniors, all comers. Far from the glare of stadium lights, the real game takes place in snow and mud, in back paddocks and on beaches. as much as it is a sport of the people, rugby is a sport of the landscape, the rural scene that is part of New Zealand's wider context. Taking in these themes, New Zealand Geographic photographer Arno Gasteiger has captured the sport, the heart and soul of New Zealand, and the landscape in which it is played in an unrivalled hardback book, Our Game. An enlightening, humouruos text by writer and rugby-enthusiast Peter Malcouronne adds context that turns this photographic tribute into a terrific read. Rich in anecdotes from his own checkered career through rugby's bastions in Bluff and West auckalnd, Malcouronne's writing is an accessible, funny and at times irreverant vision of the game as it is known by all New Zealanders.