Rugby For Dummies

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Wiley, Sep 19, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 384 pages
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The official guide to rugby in North America, revised and updated

Rugby For Dummies is the guide to rugby in North America, endorsed by USA Rugby and Rugby Canada, the official regulating bodies for the sport. It gives you a look at how rugby is played, offers strategies for winning, and covers every level of the sport, from high school to college (including women's rugby) to the international leagues. Plus, this new edition addresses changes to the rules of rugby, includes new rugby player bios, and looks at rugby's upcoming return to the Olympic games.

Inside you'll find easy-to-understand explanations of rugby 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!

  • Covers every level of the sport
  • Includes the latest rules and information on rugby
  • Discusses rugby's return to the Olympic games

Whether you're new to rugby or a scrum veteran, this friendly guide is for you.

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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

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About the author (2011)

Mathew Brown is the producer and host of Rugby World on Fox Soccer Plus.

Patrick Guthrie is the Director of Broadcast and Sports Development for the City of Glendale, CO.

Greg Growden is a rugby correspondent and author of Gold, Mud 'n' Guts.

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