Great Sporting Events: Rugby

Great Sporting Events: Rugby

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Whether you are taking part or just watching, rugby is an exciting and dramatic sport. Discover everything you need to know about it from training to playing. Brilliant step-by-step photography will help you perfect your technique, while profiles and stats tell you more about the world's greatest players. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.

The series Sports Skills covers rules, equipment, famous competitors and major competitions through specially commissioned, step-by-step photography that clearly shows skills and techniques needed for a sport.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 174 x 245 x 4mm | 114g
  • Franklin Watts Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated edition
  • 1445152460
  • 9781445152462
  • 627,278

Table of contents

1: Introduction 6
1: Players, Pitch and Positions 8
1: Training and Kit 10
1: Passing 12
1: Catching 14
1: Timing Runs 16
1: Beating an Opponent 18
1: Tackling 20
1: Kicking 22
1: Union and League Differences 1 24
1: Union and League Differences 2 26
1: Statistics and Records 28
1: Glossary and Websites 29
1: Index 30
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About Clive Gifford

Clive Gifford is the author of more than 150 children's books including Eye Benders, winner of the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize, Royal Society-nominated Out of This World and Cool Technology which won the School Library Association Information Book Award. His book, The Colours of History, won the Blue Peter Book Awards' Best Book With Facts. He has travelled through 70 countries, run a computer games company and taken part in all manner of sports from parachuting and gliding to Ultimate Frisbee. Clive's official website can be found at
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