The Jersey: The Secrets Behind the World’s Most Successful Team
Pan Macmillan, $38.00,
Murdoch: The All Black Who Never Returned
Upstart Press, $40.00,
The cultural historian E H McCormick once noted that the only genuine masterpiece created in New Zealand was the Māori carved war canoe. The argument can be made that the national men’s rugby team, the All Blacks, can be added to McCormick’s list.