Rugby For Dummies

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Wiley, Jun 28, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 402 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

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About the author (2010)

Mathew Brown writes a weekly column for, 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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