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  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers (30 Oct. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0880115092
  • ISBN-13: 978-0880115094
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,432,584 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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""An extremely well documented book, with systemic steps to develop rugby -An invaluable resource for the developing rugby coach and supporter.""Les CusworthAssistant Coach, England Rugby Union Team

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Tony Biscombe has more than 25 years of Rugby Union coaching experience. As a member of staff of the Rugby Football Union (RFU), his assignments have included coaching in France, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Japan, the West Indies, and Germany. In his current role as Divisional Technical Administrator for the RFU, Biscombe evaluates coaches working at all levels of the Game, helps to develop elite youth players and provides technical support and resources for the England team.Tony Biscombe lives in Leeds, England, with his wife, Larraine, and their two children, James and Zoe. Biscombe enjoys sports in general, golf in particular, and gardening with his wife.Peter Drewett was a physical education, exercise, and sports science lecturer at the University of Exeter. He is an RFU Senior Coach and also the RFU National Student Development Officer. He has played and coached rugby at various club, county, divisional, and international levels and has coached players ranging from those in school to senior internationals. With Tony Biscombe, Drewett developed the "Supercoach" CD-ROM: a rugby teaching and coaching aid, the first software package of its kind and one that has been praised for both its content and its design.Drewett's home is in Exeter, England. In his leisure time, Drewett enjoys exercising to stay fit and healthy, and having fun with his children, Tom, Oliver and Megan.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TheAristocrat on 21 Nov. 2011
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I am no novice to the game, but have been searching for very technical information on the game. Unfortunately most of my questions were not answered by this book, yet I cannot deny that it is very informative and packed full of great explanations illustrations. That perfect technical treatise on the game still elludes though, but this should answer most questions and give you a good solid foundation.
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"Rugby - STEPS TO SUCCESS" is a good book for the players and of course for coaches.

The book itself, is useful for those who approach the game for the first time, but also for those who already have some experience (either as players or coaches).

This edition of 2009, is replete with graphic examples (photographs) that perfectly illustrate the techniques and skills required for the game, from the most basic to some more complex, modern and updated to the present day.

Also keep in mind that the book is over 100 charts, with many and varied exercises (drills), which are very useful simply facing the approach of training in the field.

In short (at least in my humble opinion), a good book on training methods of this our beloved sport.
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By Jn on 1 Sept. 2013
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A useful guide to the key skills and also the team strategies of the game. It is aimed more at those coaching a team team rather than the players themselves but everyone should be able to find something of use. I probably would have given it 5 stars if there had been more detail in the warm up and cool down sections, making it a fully comprehensive guide.
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By Phil Sharpe on 4 April 2013
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I bought this book on recommendation. I don't think my world has been set on fire having it in my library but have found little bits of information throughout the book that have been beneficial.
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43 of 44 people found the following review helpful
Rugby: Steps to Success 1 May 2000
By Monica VanBuskirk - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is incredibly organized. It begins with basic skills, includes drills, troubleshooting in the drills, mistakes usually made, how to correct them, and how to tell if you're doing things right. Each chapter builds on what is learned before and gets into more and more complex tasks. It's almost like having a coach right there with you. I highly recommend it for any rubgy captain, coach or player.
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Sticking to the Basics 18 Nov. 2003
By Frank Yon - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is great for rugby players of all levels and positions. The chapters are well laid out and offer general instruction and then move on to skills sessions in varying degrees of difficulty. The book gives a great overview on the basics of the game, and winning rugby is all about sticking to the basics.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
The Single Best Book of Its Kind 22 April 2010
By T. Bachman - Published on Amazon.com
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Especially if you are just starting to learn to play rugby, this is the single best book to get. It covers the laws, core skills, offensive and defensive strategies, training, basically everything you need to know, and is laid out perfectly, with engaging, illuminating graphics. It manages to cover everything while being fairly concise and properly sequenced. Indispensable for beginning and intermediate rugby players wishing to improve.
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Coaching Guide 29 Nov. 2010
By SabreLvr - Published on Amazon.com
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Great guide for coaching rugby. Have coached at men's club, HS and college levels and used this for drills and tactics for all three. Great graphics and excellent write-ups. Good drills for individual skill improvement as well as specific drills for forwards and backs.
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Great tool but don't use alone 18 Jun. 2010
By Doc Beech - Published on Amazon.com
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This book brings to light things you never thought to implement into your training. It also brings into light things that you need to remember when playing you postion on the field. It is an even better tool when yuo combine it with The complete conditioning book for rugby. With these two tools in your hand you will improve your over all rugby skills and performance greatly. Even if your just a pickup game player there are things you can learn from these tools, and if you play for your local RFC or college this book will give you at least three steps up from your current performance.
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