Rugby: a Player?s Guide to the Laws

9780002188869: Rugby: a Player?s Guide to the Laws

The laws of rugby made simple – for players, referees, coaches and spectators – in this handy guide, now in its third edition and featuring all the latest law changes up to the 1999 World Cup.

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.


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.

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‘The perfect companion for any keen rugby player’
Daily Express

‘If you’re serious about rugby, you should read this book.’
Rugby magazine, USA

‘Rugby is lucky to have such a literate man as Robinson working on it’s behalf.’
The Times

From the Back Cover:


When is a player offside and what puts him onside?

How does the advantage law work?

When is a knock-on allowable?

How can you score 10 points – without your opponents touching the ball?

The answers to these and many other questions can be found in this witty and easy-to-use guide to the laws of rugby union. Derek Robinson sees the game through the players' eyes and explains not only how the laws work, but why they exist at all. With over 60 practical illustrations and featuring the latest law changes up to the 1995 Rugby World Cup, you can be sure that winning rugby starts here!

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