Rugger - The History, Theory and Practice of Rugby Football

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Read Books, 2008 - Sports & Recreation - 516 pages
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Originally published in 1928, this is a wonderfully comprehensive look at 'rugger'. It includes personal reminiscences of some of the top players from the 1900s and goes on to offer a complete training and tactics guide. Illustrated throughout with photographs and diagrams, the book still has much practical advice to offer the modern rugby enthusiast, as well as the historical interest. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Contents Include - James Baxter - Vice-Admiral P. M. Royds, C. B., C. M . G., Royal Navy - PART 1. - RUGGER REMINISCENCES: Early Days and School Rugger - Flying and Football - Trial by Ordeal - Cambridge Reorganisation and the Varsity Match of 1922 - The Services Championship and First R. A. F. Victory, International Matches - Cambridge Tour in France - The 1924-25 All Blacks Tour and County Rugger -Recent International Matches - Players and Personalities I Have Met - The Spirit of the Game. PART TWO- THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF RUGBY FOOTBALL: Equipment, Training and Elementary Principles - What every Player Must Able to do - Forwards: Their Duties in the Tight and in the Loose - The Players Behind the Scrum and their Duties in Attack and Defence - Set Positions in Attack and Defence - The New Zealand and Dublin University Formations - Captaincy and Refereeing - The Modern Game and Future Tendencies - Comments on the Laws and the Game - Rugby Football Government - Playing and Coaching at Schools - Brief Histories of the Leading Clubsin England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. PART 3-RECORDS: Vital Facts in the History of Rugby Football - The Bye-Laws and Laws of Rugby Football - Record - Lists of International Players

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