Book — 286 p.,  p. of plates : col. ill., col. ports. ; 20 cm.
Percy Montgomery made history in August 2008 when he became the first Springbok to play 100 Test matches. When the fullback announced his retirement from international rugby two games later, he was the holder of 94 Springbok records. In this biography, Monty reveals for the first time: How he felt when he was booed by Springbok fans at Loftus, and when he saw two Springbok fans urinating against his image on the Bok team bus. Why he wasn't prepared to play in a trial match for Bok coach Rudolf Straeuli in 2002. The story behind his six-month suspension in Wales, 2003. Why he came back to South Africa in 2004, and his role in winning the Tri-Nations. How Victor Matfield wanted Jake White to be fired in 2006. Why he was furious with Dick Muir and Bryan Habana after the Sharks lost the 2007 Super 14 final. Why he has no respect for Bok legend Naas Botha. How he kicked with torn knee ligaments in the 2007 World Cup final, risking permanent damage. How he nearly retired from Test rugby in 2007 after reading Jake White's book. Why he left Perpignan in 2008. (source: Nielsen Book Data)