"Understanding Rugby Union" helps you unpick the complex rules, structures and jargon of the sport. It is packed with information about rugby to help you, or anyone with an interest in rugby union, quickly demystify the sport and make learning about it fun. This great book, suitable for adults and children, players and fans, features: an introductory quiz to assess your existing knowledge and help you zoom into the right sections to help you improve your game; chapters on what you need to play rugby union, the laws of the game, misconduct, skills and much more; interactive tasks to test your understanding and progression as you work through the chapters; relevant websites to visit to further your knowledge of rugby; and, profiles of the rugby greats to inspire you to keep practising. Look out for other titles in this series, covering football, cricket, rugby league, tennis, hockey, netball and athletics. They include Forewords by Matt Perry and Nigel Redman.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Getting the Most Out of Understanding Rugby Union Chapter 2 - Rugby and Rugby Union Through the Ages Chapter 3 - Getting Started Chapter 4 - The Basics Chapter 5 - The Ingredients of Rugby Union Chapter 6 - Following the Progress of a Match Chapter 7 - Phases of Play and Set Pieces Chapter 8 - Being Offside Chapter 9 - Fouls, Obstruction and Misconduct Chapter 10 - Finding Out More Glossary; Quiz answers; Bibliography; Index
Julia Hickey is an associate lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University with responsibility for Adult Basic Education. She is also author of the other titles in the Understanding Sport series. Between 2001-2004, Simon Worsnop was the National Fitness Coordinator for the Rugby Football League (RFL). Since 2004, he has been one of the National Fitness Coaches for the Rugby Football Union (RFU). He is a Rugby League Senior Coach and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.