Twickenham Stadium is the home of Rugby Union and the England national rugby team. It is the largest stadium in the world to be devoted purely to this sport, the second largest stadium in the UK, and the third largest in Europe.
In this official publication, Phil McGowan takes us on an illustrated tour of the long and illustrious history of this magnificent stadium, featuring some of the legendary players that have trodden the hallowed ground of Twickers, the matches that have taken place, and the history that is woven into the fabric of the ground.
Lavishly illustrated with images and memorabilia from the World Rugby Museum's archive in full colour, this is a tribute not only to the history of the stadium, but to Rugby Union itself.
Phil McGowan was born and raised in Rochdale and is a sporting and social historian. He graduated from University College London in 2007 and joined the Rugby Football Union later that year. He supplied the introduction to Dai Llewellyn's A Century of Twickenham Legends in 2011 before authoring his own books. In addition he has implemented an award winning education programme and series of special exhibitions for the World Rugby Museum. He is sports history curator at the World Rugby Museum, located underneath the East Stand of Twickenham Stadium. The museum possesses the largest collection of rugby memorabilia in the world.