Beyond the Horizon Named Rugby book of the year

Beyond the Horizon by Richard parks has won Rugby Book of the Year at the 2015 Cross British Sports Book Awards at Lord’s Cricket Ground.

The British Sports Book Awards highlight the most outstanding sports books of the previous calendar year and Richard’s Beyond the Horizon fought off the likes of Brian O’Driscoll’s memoirs to win the Rugby Book of the Year Award.

“It’s not often that I am dumbstruck, but hearing my name announced as the winner was such an incredible surprise,” said Richard. “I was genuinely proud to have just been nominated alongside so many other amazing books. Rugby has given me so much and played such a big part in who I am and what I have been able to achieve in this chapter of my life, so to win the award for Rugby Book of the Year is a huge honour.”

“Obviously I am personally proud of Beyond the Horizon but like everything I have achieved, its success is the result of the incredible team I have around me. This award is for so many people, although the actual trophy will live in my lounge!”

Beyond the Horizon is published by Sphere, an imprint of Little, Brown.