Rugby Skills, Tactics and Rules

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Firefly, 2000 - Sports & Recreation - 167 pages
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Second only to soccer as an internationally loved field game, the hard-hitting sport of rugby is growing in popularity in North America. This spirited guide to the game is packed with superb, full color, action photographs of great players from around the world demonstrating fantastic rugby tackling, scrummaging, rucking, mauling, kicking, lineouts and running. The authors, experts with international experience as players and coaches, describe the many tactical and skill aspects of the game: Scrums; Passing; The Lineout; Kicking; Rucks; Backline Attack; Mauls; Blind-Side; Attack; Tackling; The Try; Backline Defence; Rules; and Running.

High-impact photographs and concise, no-nonsense text combine for an action-packed guide to the modern, skillful game that is top-class rugby. Rugby Skills, Tactics & Rules will excite, entertain and enthrall players at all levels and rugby fans young and old. A 32 page section details the rules, plus sidebars throughout relate great, historic moments from international rugby play.

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Today, the sport of rugby is played in more than 80 countries of the world, and the United States contains more than 1000 rugby clubs. Until recently, however, few books on the sport were published ... Read full review

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An easy to read, straight forward beginner's guide to a very complicated sport. Part of what made this easy to read were all of the pictures illustrating the different moves and laws to the game. I ... Read full review


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About the author (2000)

Gordon Hunter has 25 years of rugby coaching experience, including several championship teams in New Zealand. He is currently the coach of the Auckland Blues, two-time winners of the Super 12, one of the world's toughest rugby's competitions.

Tony Williams is an Auckland-based best-selling author. Of the more than 20 books he has written, 13 are rugby titles, including two children's series of player biographies and team histories.

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