Rugby For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 30, 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

Contents

Introduction
1
The Part of Tens 309
3
Rugby Roots Boots and All
7
Rugbys Beginnings Allure and a Basic Overview
9
The Basics
19
Grab Your Rugby Gear
33
Getting Down and Dirty
45
Laying Down the Laws
65
The International Calendar
211
North American Rugby
227
Amateur Rugby in North America
243
Collegiate High School and Youth Rugby in North America
251
Coaching and Refereeing
259
Coaching Certification and Advancement
273
Managing the Game The Referee
281
Following the Game The Informed Fan
289

Understanding the Fundamentals
77
Playing the Game
97
The Art of Scrummaging
113
Lineouts Restarting from Touch
127
Individual Skills
143
Tactics and Teamwork
165
Talented Training
183
Welcome to the Oval Planet
193
Spectating and Staying in Touch with Rugby News
297
The Ten Greatest North American Men
311
The Ten Greatest North American Women
317
The Ten Best Rugby Moments
323
Glossary
331
Index
341
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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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