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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Rugby But Were too Afraid to Ask (Everything You Ever Wantd/Know)
 
 

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Rugby But Were too Afraid to Ask (Everything You Ever Wantd/Know) [Kindle Edition]

Iain Macintosh
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Rugby But Were too Afraid to Ask explains the often-baffling laws of modern sport in a light-hearted and easy-to-understand way to the new fan/spectator or the 'sport widow'.


This is a witty, off-the-wall guide to the rules of the modern game, as if written by a very patient but understanding friend. Writer Iain Macintosh explains how rugby works and why is it so popular, and reveals the history of the sport. He guides the novice through the basic rules of the game in a bouncy, easy-to-fathom style, but also explains the fast-changing pace of the modern game that has made it even more compelling.

If you've ever been terrified by phrases like 'ruck and maul', or never quite understood the legalised 'bundle' that is a scrum, this book will remove the mystery and explain all you ever needed to know about rugby, but were too afraid to ask.

About the Author

Iain Macintosh is the UK Sports Correspondent for The New Paper (Singapore). He is also the author of Football Fables (2008).

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1447 KB
  • Print Length: 128 pages
  • Publisher: A&C Black; 1 edition (1 April 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004QMA26A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #43,719 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Guide For The Beginner 25 Feb 2011
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I bought this book because my 12 year old son plays rugby for a local club. I had never taken much interest in the game before so needed something to help me understand what was happening on the pitch. The book only took a few hours to read from cover to cover but I am sure I will be referring to it again in the future. Now I understand the rules I actually enjoy watching the games a lot more. No more standing mystified by the touch line for me! I can now understand and talk about rugby confidently with some of the more knowledgeable parents. I agree with the previous reviewer that it does not contain everything about the game but it has given me a great introduction to the rules and rugby culture and helped me to enjoy watching my son play so much more.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant for Wannabe Armchair Fan 1 April 2011
By Tatter
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Brilliant & witty book to help basic understanding of the game. It won't help you become a ref, but it was perfect for me to appreciate the game from an almost non-existent understanding. Some very good gags thrown in for good measure.

If you're a footy fan tired of overpaid mercenaries masquerading as players & Rupert Murdock ripping the game from the working man, give this book and the sport of rugby a go.
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5.0 out of 5 stars From novice to arm chair expert ! 4 April 2011
Format:Paperback
This is a great little book if you know nothing (or very little) about the laws of Rugby and want to understand what's going on during a game.

It enhanced my limited knowledge (from school boy Rugby) and I now find I can appreciate the game far more. The best use of the book was for my wife who didn't understand the rules at all but can now tell you what is going on for 90% of moves and breakdowns (even the most experienced arm chair fans have some difficulty following everything that happens).

Reading the book before the 6 nations made a real difference to our viewing pleasure. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others (and have done so already to friends and relatives).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Everything you ever wanted to know about Rugby 16 Mar 2012
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Very quick and efficient service. Having the book has helped my husband to become a very good armchair referee during the recent six nations championship!
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5.0 out of 5 stars rugby 17 April 2012
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Book received promptly and securely
Very readable and guaranteed to improve understanding of even a casual watcher of the game
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 14 July 2014
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not quite everything. 18 Jan 2014
By Midge
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Does what it says, well almost. The book is a very good introduction to the game of rugby. It explains the basics which is what it is intended to do, however, as with any book of this kind it leaves many questions unanswered. I enjoyed the humorous style of writing.
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