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Rugby Union For Dummies, 2nd Australian and New Zealand Edition

Greg Growden, Robbie Deans (Foreword by)
ISBN: 978-0-7303-7658-3
288 pages
July 2011
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Foreword xix

Introduction 1

Part I: Rugby: Roots, Boots and All 7

Chapter 1: Rudimentary Rugby 9

Chapter 2: The Aim of the Game 21

Chapter 3: Grab Your Rugby Gear 37

Part II: Getting Down and Dirty 47

Chapter 4: Location, Location: Positions on the Pitch 49

Chapter 5: Laying Down the Laws 65

Chapter 6: Honing Your Skills 83

Chapter 7: Breaking Down the Breakdown 105

Chapter 8: Leaping Lineouts: Jumping for the Ball 121

Chapter 9: Talking Tactics 135

Chapter 10: Talented Training 151

Chapter 11: All About Coaching 167

Part III: Welcome to Planet Rugby 183

Chapter 12: The World Cup 185

Chapter 13: Rampant Rugby: The International Scene 201

Chapter 14: Rugby Below the Equator: Teams and Trophies 217

Chapter 15: From Grassroots to First Grade: The Domestic Scene 227

Part IV: Following the Game: The Informed Fan 245

Chapter 16: Compulsive Viewing: Rugby on the Screen 247

Chapter 17: Staying In Touch with Rugby News 259

Chapter 18: Spectating and Sobriquets 279

Part V: The Part of Tens 293

Chapter 19: The Ten Greatest Wallabies 295

Chapter 20: The Ten Greatest All Blacks 303

Chapter 21: The Ten Best Rugby Moments 309

Chapter 22: Ten Peculiar Facts About Rugby 319

Part VI: Appendixes 329

Appendix A: Honour Boards 331

Appendix B: Key Rugby Organisations 345

Glossary 351

Index 363

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