Kieran Read: Signing Tour

Kieran Read first played for the All Blacks as a 23-year-old in 2008 and since then has amassed 127 test appearances in the famous jersey — third on the all-time New Zealand list behind Richie McCaw and Keven Mealamu.

Now, after a stellar provincial, club and international career — including back-to-back World Cup victories — the retiring New Zealand captain writes openly, honestly and with great emotion about his career in Kieran Read: Straight 8 (Upstart Press, $49.99 RRP)

Forthright and frank, Read’s well-respected views on the game are a must-read for rugby fans, and his take on the myriad personalities and the peccadilloes of his teammates, coaches and opponents will be sure to surprise and delight. From the playing fields of Papakura to the world champion podium, Read has faced every challenge head on. His life story is no exception. 

Fully up-to-date, the book includes a full and frank assessment of the All Blacks’ performance at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Pre-order your copy now from your local retailer. Kieran Read: Straight 8 goes on sale Friday 15 November and will be available wherever good books are sold

Please note: Kieran will only be able to sign copies of Kieran Read: Straight 8 at these sessions and due to time constraints he may not be able to write personalised messages. Please contact the store directly with any queries you might have.

CHRISTCHURCH: Friday 22 November

Launch Event
Time: 7pm
Location: Haere-roa, 90 Ilam Road
Tickets: Available here

CHRISTCHURCH: Saturday 23 November

Signing session: Whitcoulls Northlands
Time: 9.30am – 10am
Location: Shop 71, Northlands Shopping Centre,

Signing session: Whitcoulls Merivale
Time: 10.15am – 10.45am
Location: Merivale Mall, 189 Papanui Road,

Signing session: Piccadilly Bookshop
Time: 11.10am – 11.40am
Location: Shop 1, Avonhead Mall

Signing session: Paper Plus Hornby
Time: 12pm – 12.30pm
Location: The Hub 24/418 Main S Rd

Signing session: Whitcoulls Riccarton
Time: 1pm – 1.30pm
Location: Shop 55, Riccarton Mall,

Signing session: Paper Plus Barrington
Time: 2pm – 2.30pm
Location: Barrington Mall, 8/256 Barrington St

Signing session: The Warehouse Eastgate
Time: 3pm – 3.30pm
Location: 20 Buckleys Rd, Linwood,

AUCKLAND: Sunday 24 November

Signing session: Mighty Ape
Time: 9.30am – 9.50am
Location: 24/28 Highgate Pkwy, Silverdale

Signing session: The Warehouse Albany
Time: 10.30am – 11am
Location: 186 Don Mckinnon Dr

Signing session: Whitcoulls Newmarket
Time: 11.45am – 12.15pm
Location: 277 Newmarket (note: store is not currently open)

Signing session: The Warehouse Sylvia Park
Time: 12.45pm – 1.15pm
Location: Sylvia Park shopping centre, 286 Mount Wellington Hwy,

Signing session: Whitcoulls Botany
Time: 2pm – 2.30pm
Location: Shop 0642 Botany Town Centre, Garden Lane, Town Centre Drive

Signing session: Whitcoulls Manukau
Time: 3pm – 3.30pm
Location: Shop 264, Westfield Manukau City

Signing session: Whitcoulls Papakura
Time: 4pm – 4.30pm
Location: 179-181 Great South Road

Signing session: The Warehouse Pukekohe
Time: 5.15pm – 5.45pm
Location: 124 Manukau Road