Nicknamedthe Silent Assassin, Richard Hillis most often noticed when he isn't playing, as somehow his teams never perform as well without him as they do when he is around. This wasevidentinboth the 2001 Lions tour of Australia and in England's 2003 World Cup campaign. In this insightful memoir, Hill provides revealing portraits of his teammates and opponents and explains the keys to England's triumphs. He also discusses his frustration at the injuries that have blighted his otherwise spectacularcareer over the last two years. Hugely admired by rugby fans for his no-nonsense attitude to the game,no player in therecent era has earned such respect from fans and opponents alike.