No live sport to watch, diminishing opportunities to play (unless you’re a golfer or a lonely long-distance runner). How about reading about it? There are some good old books on sport in our libraries and some excellent new ones recently published.

One of the latter is the Eddie Jones biography, written by South African Donald McRae. It’s the best sports book, let alone rugby book, in a while and Jones is a publicist’s dream. The Aussie, who’s been coaching England’s rugby team for the past four years, is seldom out of the spotlight. In recent weeks he’s been in trouble for criticising a Six Nations referee and now he’s pushing for the Tokyo Olympics to go ahead when everyone except the International Olympic Committee, it seems, wants them postponed...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as articles from our international business news partners; ProfileData financial data; and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now