What with the Autumn Rugby Internationals just around the corner – England play South Africa, New Zealand, Japan and Australia at Twickenham in November – what better way to whet the appetite for these games than having a giggle at Fran Cotton and Bill Beaumont’s selection of Rugby Disasters and Bizarre Records which G2 is re-releasing as an EBook this month. Thoughts of disaster have flashed across the mind of every rugby player at some stage in his playing career – whether as a full-back standing in terror beneath a ‘garryowen’ or as a young prop facing the chilling smile of a seasoned campaigner before the first set scrum. Luckily most disasters happen to others and this book makes no apologies for taking pleasure in the misfortunes that have befallen rugby players around the world and at all levels of the game. Nor does this book end with the final whistle but, as with the game itself, continues well into the evening where disasters occur with even more alarming frequency and bizarre records are established and broken by a fraternity always prepared to rise to a challenge.