When John Eales was starting out in rugby as a teenager, he wished he had a practical guide to the game.Years later, he decided to write one. It's truly a book for all levels of player. All the skills of the game are covered: tackling, kicking, passing, catching, beating the man, set plays, and rucks and mauls. In addition, John explores every position on the field in depth --- from the positional strategems of the fullback, to the scrummaging technique required of the tight-head prop. He gives insights that could only come from one of the world's seasoned internationals. Coaches, too, will benefit from this book as it treats each aspect of the game in painstaking detail, as well as demonstrating a simple, but powerful, integrated approach.