Rugby Union for Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 14, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 384 pages
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If you get a big kick out of rugby but still feel you could sharpen up your knowledge of the game, this friendly guide is for you. Inside you'll find easy-to-understand advice on the basic rules and pitch positions, plus in-depth lessons on ball skills, fitness training, and techniques to outwit your opponents - all illustrated with entertaining stories from British and International rugby's back pages, and coverage of England's historic 2003 World Cup victory.

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The Aim of the Game
Grab Your Rugby Gear
Getting Down and Dirty
Laying Down the Laws
Honing Your Skills
Breaking Down the Breakdown
Leaping Lineouts
Talking Tactics
Talented Training
Welcome to Planet Rugby
Home and Away
Following the Game The Informed
The Part of Tens

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About the author (2011)

Nick Cain is a rugby writer for The Sunday Times. He edited Rugby World mamgazine for nine years, and co-wrote The Lions Diary.

Greg Growden is a rugby correspondent and author of the acclaimed  rugby book Gold, Mud'N'Guts.

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