Sports | 7 March 2016The RBS 6 Nations and a Rugby Book Round-Up Share article facebook twitter google pinterest England, after a poor performance in last year’s Rugby World cup, have somewhat redeemed themselves in the RBS 6 Nations having achieved good results against Scotland, Italy and Ireland. With one week to go before England face Wales at Twickenham, we have gathered together some of the best books about rugby from Quarto Plays. Cover for The Secret Life of Twikenham With such a colourful and celebrated history The Secret Life of Twickenham digs deeper into its history to reveal the many men and women, cutting across all social backgrounds, jobs, and positions within the RFU who have helped to build this iconic stadium into a globally recognised brand. In his autobiography, McCaw recounts for the first time, with brutal honesty, the roots of his family life that defined his character and how it gave him the strength to emerge from the lowest moment in his career to become the most successful Captain world rugby has ever seen. In every Five Nations – and now Six Nations – season the real showdown is always that between England and Wales: Wales with its history of playing the finest rugby of all the home nations, England with its enviable strength in depth and forward muscle. Whether in the vast bowl of Twickenham or the cauldron of the Millennium Stadium every year is a sell-out long in advance. Over the years there have been innumerable epic encounters. In the seventies Wales dominated with Barry John, Gareth Edwards at scrum-half and JPR Williams at full back, but England had the blistering running of David Duckham with his blond hair flying. The eighties and nineties saw some incendiary encounters with Paul Ringer and Wade Dooley both involved in high-profile punch-ups, but also England re-establishing dominance and Bill Beaumont and then Will Carling. But the decade ended at Wembley with Scott Gibbs’s dramatic last-minute swallow-dive to snatch victory for Wales. More recently Wales have come back with new stars like Gavin Henson and Shane Williams after years of powerhouse England forward play had held sway. Huw Richards has talked to many veterans of these matches, as well as to present players and administrators to tells the whole history of Wales v England at rugby: a contest that is a clash of cultures and histories as well as a titanic sporting occasion. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.