The laws of the game made simple - for players, referees, coaches and spectators - in this international bestselling guide to rugby union, now in its fifth edition and fully updated to include all the latest international law changes from 2004. This is a book packed full of useful information and advice on how the modern game is played. Now all players, novice referees and school coaches seeking to understand more about the rules and regulations can find an answer to their various questions. Featuring all key areas in the game, including: The intricacies of the offside rule * Foul play and dangerous play * Rucks and mauls * Throwing in at the line-outs * Regulations regarding the scoring of points * The advantage law Written in a user-friendly style, with over 60 practical illustrations, you can't afford to be without this definitive reference book.
Derek Robinson writes for the Rugby Football Union and the International Rugby Football Board. He is the author of Rugby: A Referee's Guide and eleven novels, the best of which, Goshawk Squadron, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.