Rugby 2nd Edition PDF
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 ContentsStep 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
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."
CEO and President of Rugby Operations
“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.”
Sale Sharks and England
Represented England on 25 occasions
ExcerptsGaining the attacking edge in rugby
Rugby's four principles of play
Use turnovers and counterattacks effectively