Josh Lewsey is a household name in English rugby and his sporting career alone tells a unique and inspiring story. He is a World Cup winner, part of the prestigious British Lions squad and a crucial member of the Wasps team, one of the most successful UK premiership rugby sides of the last 10 years. Not content with just being a rugby player, his life off the pitch is equally impressive. He is a graduate in both Law and Physiology, a former Army Officer and an avid adventurer (he has enjoyed ice-climbing trips to K2 amongst other expeditions). This fascinating and humorous account of Josh s life so far follows the highs and the lows that inevitably come from being at the top of a professional sport. His refreshingly direct and honest approach means that he offers real insight into the personalities and attitudes that make up the rugby world, as well as the lessons that he has learnt along the way to reach the pinnacle of his game.
Owen Joshua Lewsey was born in 1976 in England, from Welsh blood. As well having been one of the world's best rugby players, he holds a Physiology degree from Bristol University, a postgraduate degree in Law and has served as a commissioned officer in the British Army. He left the military in 2002 to concentrate wholly on rugby, and was awarded an MBE one year later for his role in the triumphant 2003 World Cup. He retired from both club and international rugby in 2009.