Rugby For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 12, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 400 pages
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Fully revised and updated with the latest rugby information!

For every rugby enthusiast at every level of interest

Whether you're new to rugby or a scrum veteran, this friendly guide is for you. Inside you'll find easy-to-understand explanations of the rules and positions, plus in-depth lessons on skills, fitness training, and winning  techniques. Add in entertaining stories from rugby in North America and around the world, and you've got the definitive book on rugby!

Explanations in plain English.

"Get in, get out" information.

Icons and other navigational aids.

Tear-out cheat sheet.

Top ten lists.

A dash of humor and fun.

Discover how to:

Master rugby's basic rules.

Devise winning strategies as a player or a team.

Appreciate rugby's colorful history.

Understand the game at local, national, and international levels.

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User Review  - lpg3d - LibraryThing

This book is a great introduction to the sport of rugby. It covers the rules, strategy, and history of the sport in simple, clear language. Now, I need to re-read it after watching a few matches to really cement my understanding of the game. Read full review

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User Review  - gillis.sarah - LibraryThing

This book is a great way for players who are new to the game to learn the (extensive) rules involved in a game of rugby. It's also a good reference for seasoned players, and it contains lots of fun facts and history of the sport. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Rugby Roots Boots and All
7
The Basics
19
Timekeeping on the Field
27
Grab Your Rugby Gear
33
Getting Down and Dirty
45
Location Location Location Positions on the Pitch
47
Laying Down the Laws
65
The International Calendar
213
North American Rugby
227
Amateur Rugby in North America
241
Collegiate High School
249
Collegiate High School and Youth Rugby in North America 249 Part IV Coaching and Refereeing
257
Coaching Certification and Advancement
271
Managing the Game The Referee
279
Following the Game The Informed Fan
287

Understanding the Fundamentals
77
Playing the Game
97
The Art of Scrummaging
113
Lineouts Restarting from Touch
127
Individual Skills
143
Tactics and Teamwork
167
Talented Training
183
Welcome to the Oval Planet
195
The World Cup
197
Spectating and Staying in Touch with Rugby News
297
The Ten Greatest North American Players
311
The Ten Best Rugby Moments
319
Ten Peculiar Facts about Rugby
327
U S and Canada Tests
337
Glossary
351
Index
365
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Mathew Brown writes a weekly column for foxsportsworld.msn.com, and hosts the Fox Sports World Rugby Report. Patrick Guthrie is a member of the USA Rugby Board of Directors and is a producer of rugby programming at Fox Sports World. Greg Growden is a rugby correspondent and author of the acclaimed rugby book "Gold, Mud N'Guts.

Greg Growden is the "Sydney Morning Herald'"s senior rugby writer. He has been reporting on the game for over thirty years. He is also the author of nine books including "A Wayward Genius", which was described by "The Guardian'"s Frank Keating as being among the 100 best sporting books of the twentieth century. His most recent book is "Jack Fingleton: The man who stood up to Bradman.

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