Rugby Skills, Tactics & Rules

Author(s): Tony Williams


Rugby is an exciting game with the ball, score a try, make a crucial pass, crash in a perfect tackle, get covered in mud, become part of a team, have fun. Now in its 4th edition, Rugby Skills, Tactics Rules has earned a reputation as the best book for learning the fundamental skills of the game so you can experience the thrills and spills of playing, and winning. Over 170 colour photos of top players from around the world; Specially created diagrams to explain critical aspects of moves and tactics are a great tool for coaching; 200 variations of challenging and useful drills; Sections on the tactics, strategies and skills needed to win a game; Covers the basic skills of running, passing, catching and tackling; Includes specialised skills and set play: scrums, line outs, rucks and mauls, restarts and endings; Also discusses the spirit, traditions and social aspects of the game.

Product Information

Tony Williams has written 18 rugby books including: biographies of All Black legends Sean Fitzpatrick, Zinzan Brooke, Michael Jones, Ian Jones, Frank Bunce and Carlos Spencer; profiles of each of the New Zealand Super Rugby teams - Blues, Chiefs, Crusaders, Highlanders and Hurricanes; and four editions of Rugby Skills Tactics and Rules (with ex-All Black selector Gordon Hunter, Frank Bunce and John McKittrick). John McKittrick is a highly respected international rugby and sevens coach. He has also coached 15-a-side rugby at development and age group level. He first began coaching sevens at provincial level with the North Harbour Union and guided them to five New Zealand sevens titles. In 2002 he was invited to coach the Cook Islands sevens team in the Commonwealth Games. From 2001 to 2005 he was coach of the USA sevens team in the IRB World Series and two sevens Rugby World Cups. He is a guest coach of Penguins International which fosters rugby around the world.

General Fields

  • : 9781869538859
  • : David Bateman Ltd
  • : David Bateman Ltd
  • : August 2015
  • : 252mm X 190mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Tony Williams
  • : Paperback
  • : 4th Revised edition
  • : 168
  • : Full colour, 170 photographs, 27 diagrams