David Barnes

David Barnes

David Barnes is a freelance journalist who specialises in rugby. Having been forced to retire from the game because of a knee injury he has covered club, pro-team and international rugby for Scotland on Sunday, the Sunday Herald, Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday.

Books by David Barnes

centre-of-excellenceJim Renwick: A Centre of Excellence

The authorised biography of one of Scotland’s finest ever rugby players.

On 15th January 1972, James Menzies Renwick made his international debut for Scotland against France at Murrayfield. He was 19-years-old. In the years that followed he became, arguably, the most talented rugby player ever to pull on a Scotland jersey. And his actions – both on and off the field – have made him one of the best known and popular characters in the rugby world.

Renwick is as revered now for his repartee and after dinner speaking, as he was for his incisive breaks on the park; and this intimate and revealing biography is sure to be one of the most entertaining and best loved sport’s biographies of recent years.

Publication Date: Autumn 2005
World Rights: Birlinn

David Barnes is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Stan –stan@jennybrownassociates.com