Rugby: A Player's Guide to the Laws
The laws of rugby made simple - for players, referees, coaches and spectators - in this guide, now in its fourth edition and updated to include all the latest international law changes from 2001. This book contains useful information and advice on how the modern game is played. Now all players, novice referees and school coaches seeking to understand more about the rules and regulations can find an answer to their various questions. Featuring all key areas in the game, including: the intricacies of the offside rule; foul play and dangerous play; rucks and mauls; throwing in at the line-outs; regulations regarding the scoring of points; and the advantage law. Written in a user-friendly style, with over 60 practical illustrations, this is an informative reference book.
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