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Rugby 2nd Edition PDF

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    Modern rugby is a fast, technical, full-contact sport that demands courage, skill and commitment to succeed at the highest level. Rugby: Steps to Success contains all the fundamentals, position-specific techniques and key tactics necessary to get players onto the first rungs of the ladder for top-flight rugby.

    The authors from the first edition, Tony Biscombe and Peter Drewett, deliver a fully updated resource using their vast rugby knowledge gained from playing and coaching at every level. Building on their successful first edition, they have updated all the fundamental techniques covering footwork, passing, tackling and general all-round team play. Biscombe and Drewett then show how to apply these skills in defensive and attacking situations. More than 90 game-enhancing drills and an easy-to-follow scoring system enable players to gauge their readiness to move on to the next step. This new edition of Rugby: Steps to Success includes completely new sections on attacking and defending as a team, up-to-date laws and new drills. The clear and detailed instruction is enhanced by full-colour photographs and illustrations to help players grasp concepts and move their game play to the next level.

    As part of the best-selling Steps to Success Sport Series with over 1.5 million copies sold, Rugby: Steps to Success has everything from skill acquisition to game application to provide budding rugby players with all the tools they need to hit the field running.

    Table of Contents

    Step 1. Ball Handling
    Step 2. Footwork
    Step 3. Tackling
    Step 4. Kicking  
    Step 5. Contact
    Step 6. Mini-Units in Attack
    Step 7. Mini-Units in Defence
    Step 8. The Front Five
    Step 9. The Middle Five
    Step 10. The Back Five
    Step 11. Team Attack
    Step 12. Team Defence
    Step 13. Strategies and Tactics

    About the Author

    Tony Biscombe was already a very experienced rugby teacher and coach of 25 years when he joined the Rugby Football Union (RFU) as a development officer for the North of England in 1989. In this role, he traveled extensively, taking on a variety of coaching assignments for the RFU.

    In 1997 he was recruited by Sir Clive Woodward to the England Management Team as the technical support manager, where he provided video analysis and statistical support to the coaches and players on the England squad. In 2005 he had the same role with the British and Irish Lions in New Zealand.

    His career with England spanned 10 years, 123 Internationals and 3 Rugby World Cups. In 2003 he was part of the back-room staff of the England team that won the Rugby World Cup in Australia. The defeat by South Africa in the Cup final of 2007 was his last game, and he retired from his role on December 31 of the same year. He lives in Leeds with his wife, Larraine, and close to his grown-up children, James and Zoe.

    Peter Drewett is the England Students Team Manager for the rugby team. He is a former director of rugby and head coach for the Exeter Chiefs. He is an RFU senior coach and was the England U21 manager, winning the Six Nations Grand Slam in 2004 and 2006. He has played and coached rugby at various club, county, divisional and international levels.
     
    With Tony Biscombe, Drewett developed the Supercoach CD-ROM, a rugby teaching and coaching aid and the first software package of its kind. The product has been praised for its content and design. He also developed the Tag Rugby resources and introduced the non-contact version of rugby in the early 1990s with Nick Leonard.

    Peter was previously an exercise and sport science lecturer at the University of Exeter. He lives in Sidmouth, England, with his partner Jenny and has four children, Tom, Olly, Megan and Richie. In his spare time he enjoys exercising to stay fit and healthy.

    Reviews

    Rugby: Steps to Success is an excellent and well structured resource for helping players and coaches to develop. It is an invaluable tool in the preparation for and the understanding of the game, for participants of all ages and abilities."
    Will Greenwood, MBE
    Represented England on 55 occasions and the British and Irish Lions twice

    "It doesn’t matter whether you are an amateur or a professional rugby player. Mastering the basic skills will be the key to your success. Rugby: Steps to Success provides a no-nonsense approach to developing the core skills of the game."
    Nigel Melville
    CEO and President of Rugby Operations
    USA Rugby

    “It's no surprise to me that Pete and Tony have succeeded in producing a must read book for any aspiring young rugby player and rugby coach. It's full of great ideas and advice based on years of experience and success in the game.”
    Jason Leonard,  MBE
    Represented England on 114 occasions and the British and Irish Lions five times

    "Rugby: Steps to Success is a true reflection of everything that the modern day rugby player needs to master. Players and coaches following the Biscombe and Drewitt approach will acquire an excellent grounding of the fundamental skills of rugby.”
    Matthew Tait
    Sale Sharks and England
    Represented England on 25 occasions