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Rugby for Dummies
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The official guide to rugby in North America, revised and updated Rugby For Dummies is the guide to rugby in North America, endorsed by USA Rugby and Rugby Canada, the official regulating bodies for the sport. It gives you a look at how rugby is played, offers strategies for winning, and covers every level of the sport, from high school to college (including women's rugby) to the international leagues. Plus, this new edition addresses changes to the rules of rugby, includes new rugby player bios, and looks at rugby's upcoming return to the Olympic games.Inside you'll find easy-to-understand explanations of rugby rules and positions, plus in-depth lessons on skills, fitness training, and winning techniques. Add in entertaining stories from rugby in North America and around the world, and you've got the definitive book on rugby!
  • Covers every level of the sport
  • Includes the latest rules and information on rugby
  • Discusses rugby's return to the Olympic games
Whether you're new to rugby or a scrum veteran, this friendly guide is for you.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Rugby: Roots, Boots, and All 7 Chapter 1: Rugby's Beginnings, Allure, and a Basic Overview 9 Chapter 2: The Basics 19 Chapter 3: Grab Your Rugby Gear 33 Part II: Getting Down and Dirty 45 Chapter 4: Location, Location, Location: Positions on the Pitch 47 Chapter 5: Laying Down the Laws 65 Chapter 6: Understanding the Fundamentals 77 Chapter 7: Playing the Game 97 Chapter 8: The Art of Scrummaging 113 Chapter 9: Lineouts: Restarting from Touch 127 Chapter 10: Individual Skills 143 Chapter 11: Tactics and Teamwork 165 Chapter 12: Talented Training 183 Part III: Welcome to the Oval Planet 193 Chapter 13: The World Cup 195 Chapter 14: The International Calendar 211 Chapter 15: North American Rugby 227 Chapter 16: Amateur Rugby in North America 243 Chapter 17: Collegiate, High School, and Youth Rugby in North America 251 Part IV: Coaching and Refereeing 259 Chapter 18: Coaching 261 Chapter 19: Coaching Certifi cation and Advancement 273 Chapter 20: Managing the Game: The Referee 281 Part V: Following the Game: The Informed Fan 289 Chapter 21: Get Your Game: Rugby on TV 291 Chapter 22: Spectating and Staying in Touch with Rugby News 297 Part VI: The Part of Tens 309 Chapter 23: The Ten Greatest North American Men 311 Chapter 24: The Ten Greatest North American Women 317 Chapter 25: The Ten Best Rugby Moments 323 Glossary 331 Index 341

About the Author

Mathew Brown is the producer and host of Rugby World on Fox Soccer Plus. Patrick Guthrie is the Director of Broadcast and Sports Development for the City of Glendale, CO. Greg Growden is a rugby correspondent and author of Gold, Mud 'n' Guts.

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