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Patrick Guthrie is the Director of Broadcast and Sports Development for the City of Glendale, CO.
Greg Growden is a rugby correspondent and author of Gold, Mud 'n' Guts.
Table of Contents
Part I: Rugby: Roots, Boots, and All 7
Chapter 1: Rugby's Beginnings, Allure, and a Basic Overview 9
Chapter 2: The Basics 19
Chapter 3: Grab Your Rugby Gear 33
Part II: Getting Down and Dirty 45
Chapter 4: Location, Location, Location: Positions on the Pitch 47
Chapter 5: Laying Down the Laws 65
Chapter 6: Understanding the Fundamentals 77
Chapter 7: Playing the Game 97
Chapter 8: The Art of Scrummaging 113
Chapter 9: Lineouts: Restarting from Touch 127
Chapter 10: Individual Skills 143
Chapter 11: Tactics and Teamwork 165
Chapter 12: Talented Training 183
Part III: Welcome to the Oval Planet 193
Chapter 13: The World Cup 195
Chapter 14: The International Calendar 211
Chapter 15: North American Rugby 227
Chapter 16: Amateur Rugby in North America 243
Chapter 17: Collegiate, High School, and Youth Rugby in North America 251
Part IV: Coaching and Refereeing 259
Chapter 18: Coaching 261
Chapter 19: Coaching Certifi cation and Advancement 273
Chapter 20: Managing the Game: The Referee 281
Part V: Following the Game: The Informed Fan 289
Chapter 21: Get Your Game: Rugby on TV 291
Chapter 22: Spectating and Staying in Touch with Rugby News 297
Part VI: The Part of Tens 309
Chapter 23: The Ten Greatest North American Men 311
Chapter 24: The Ten Greatest North American Women 317
Chapter 25: The Ten Best Rugby Moments 323