Rugby: Steps To Success - 2nd Edition: Steps to Success by Tony BiscombeRugby: Steps To Success - 2nd Edition: Steps to Success by Tony Biscombe

Rugby: Steps To Success - 2nd Edition: Steps to Success

byTony Biscombe, Peter Drewett

Paperback | November 30, 2009

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Master the skills, master the game. Rugby: Steps to Success covers all of the skills, tactics and strategies you need to improve your play and dominate the pitch.

With 13 progressive instructional steps, you'll learn all aspects of the game. Detailed descriptions, illustrations and photo sequences demonstrate the essential skills, including footwork, ball handing, tackling and kicking. Then practice and improve with 90 drills, each featuring a personal scoring system to gauge and accelerate your progress.

After mastering the individual skills, you'll learn to apply them in match play. From retaining possession to attacking the opposition's weaknesses, you'll learn the strategies to dominate the pitch.

Become a complete player and lead your team to victory. As part of the popular Steps to Success Sports Series—with more than 1.5 million copies sold worldwide—Rugby: Steps to Success will elevate your performance to new heights in all facets of the game.

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 t...
Title:Rugby: Steps To Success - 2nd Edition: Steps to SuccessFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.5 inShipping dimensions:11 × 8.5 × 0.5 inPublished:November 30, 2009Publisher:Human KineticsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0736081739

ISBN - 13:9780736081733


Table of Contents

Climbing the Steps to Rugby Success
The Sport of Rugby Union
Key to Diagrams

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 Authors

Editorial 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