Legacy: Gordon Tietjens
Gordon 'Titch' Tietjens, pioneer of the global sevens game, is one of New Zealand's greatest ever rugby coaches. His many accolades - including 12 IRB World Series, two IRB Rugby World Cups and four Commonwealth Games gold medals - easily place him alongside the likes of Fred Allen, Brian Lochore, Graham Henry and Steve Hansen. Players and the public were dumbfounded, then, by the New Zealand Sevens team's dire showing at the 2016 Rio Olympics, which saw them knocked out at the quarter-finals, swiftly followed by Tietjens' shock departure from the franchise after a hugely influential 22 years at the helm. Legacy charts Tietjens' glory on the world stage, his knack for spotting and cultivating the next rugby stars, insights into leadership and management strategies, reflections on his induction into the IRB Hall of Fame and 2013 knighthood, the decision to leave the New Zealand team to coach Samoa, and his thoughts on the future of the game. Frank and impassioned, Legacy is a tell-all memoir by a revered sporting figure - one with a lot to say.