If you're new to the sport or you feel you could sharpen up your knowledge of the game, this 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. In addition, you get a grounding in the local, national and international reaches of Rugby Union Rugby Union For Dummies 3rd Edition: * Features an in-depth and up-to-date look at the Laws that form the beautiful game * Covers all you will need to know about talking tactics and is perfect for anyone looking at swatting up on rugby for the World Cup and beyond * Advises on all you will need to know to get stuck in and play * Contains a new chapter on sevens as the sport will be a demonstration sport at London 2012 and a full sport at Rio 2016
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Nick Cain has been a rugby writer for The Sunday Times since 1995, writing features, news stories, match reports and ghostwriting columns for Lawrence Dallaglio, Jeremy Guscott and Bob Dwyer. He was editor of Rugby World magazine, covering Lions tours and World Cups. Greg Growden is a rugby correspondent and author of the acclaimed rugby book Gold, Mud 'N' Guts.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1 Part I: Rugby: Roots, Boots and All 7 Chapter 1: Rudimentary Rugby 9 Chapter 2: The Aim of the Game 19 Chapter 3: Grab Your Rugby Gear 35 Part II: Getting Down and Dirty 45 Chapter 4: Location, Location, Location: Positions on the Pitch 47 Chapter 5: Laying Down the Laws 63 Chapter 6: Honing Your Skills 83 Chapter 7: Breaking Down the Breakdown 107 Chapter 8: Leaping Lineouts 123 Chapter 9: Talking Tactics 135 Chapter 10: Talented Training 151 Chapter 11: Coaching 167 Part III: Welcome to Planet Rugby 183 Chapter 12: The World Cup 185 Chapter 13: The International Scene 201 Chapter 14: Magnifi cent Sevens 217 Chapter 15: Home and Away 227 Chapter 16: The Domestic Scene 243 Part IV: Following the Game: The Informed Fan 255 Chapter 17: Compulsive Viewing: Rugby on the Screen 257 Chapter 18: Keeping Up with the News 269 Chapter 19: Spectating and Sobriquets 281 Part V: The Part of Tens 293 Chapter 20: The Ten Best British Players of All Time 295 Chapter 21: Ten Matches Made in Rugby Heaven 305 Chapter 22: Ten Peculiar Facts About Rugby 315 Part VI: Appendixes 325 Appendix A: Honour Boards 327 Appendix B: Glossary 347 Appendix C: Key Rugby Organisations 361 Index 367
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