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Blackie: The Steve Black Story (Mainstream Sport) (Paperback)
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Steve Black's involvement in the game of rugby began when he took up his post with Newcastle Falcons at the inception of the "rugby revolution," which catapulted him into a different sphere. In 2001, he was selected for the British Lions tour of Australia, which was the pinnacle of his career. However, Black's story could have been very different. From the age of 16, he worked as a bouncer for a variety of rough pubs in Newcastle upon Tyne, but differed from the herd in that he followed a strict religious and moral code. When the pub scene became increasingly violent, Black bowed out and went to college, where he attained an honors degree in sports science, then embarked upon a career in sport. This engaging autobiography documents Black's journey from life as a bouncer on the streets of Newcastle to the global sporting achievements that followed.