In this quick and easy guide to the game of rugby, Paddy O'Brien explains the laws of rugby in clear and simple language for fans and supporters on the sidelines and - most importantly - at home on the couch. The positions of the players, the field, rucks and mauls, ref's calls, infringements and penalties - everything is revealed. Graphics illustrate the harder concepts, and an index is included for quick reference.
Paddy O'Brien is Referee Manager with the International Rugby Board. He refereed 36 internationals, including the 2003 Rugby World Cup semifinal between England and France, and 2 Super 12 finals. In 2003 Paddy was awarded the Order of New Zealand Merit for services to refereeing. Paddy is domiciled in New Zealand with his wife Carolyn their two children, Danielle and Hamish, but he travels extensively throughout the world in his role.