100 Irish Rugby Greats
Paperback ISBN: 1780575475
A celebration of the most significant stars of the sport from the 1930s onwards. A veritable who's who of Irish rugby, it takes in all of the true greats, including Jack Kyle, Tony O'Reilly, Mike Gibson, Willie John McBride, Moss Keane, Keith Wood, Brian O'Driscoll and Paul O'Connell.
Advances in Rugby Coaching
An Holistic Approach
Paperback ISBN: 1138805734
"Contemporary sports coaching studies have moved beyond simple biophysical approaches to more complex understandings of coaching as a set of social relationships and processes. This is the first book to examine what that means in the context of one majorinternational sport, rugby union. Drawing on cutting-edge empirical research in the five most powerful rugby-playing nations, as well as developments in pedagogical and social theory, the book argues for an holistic approach to coaching, coach development and player and team performance, helping to close the gap between coaching theory and applied practice. With player-centered approaches to coaching, such as Game Sense and Teaching Games for Understanding, at the heart of the book, it covers key contemporary topics in coach education such as: Long term coach development Experience and culture in coaching practice Positive coaching for youth rugby Improving decision-making ability Collaborative action research in rugby coaching Informed by work with elite-level rugby coaches, and examining coaching practice in both the full and sevens versions of the game, this book encourages the reader to think critically about their own coaching practice and to consider innovative new approaches to player and coach development. It is essential reading for all students of sports coaching with an interest in rugby, and for any coach, manager or administrator looking to develop better programmes in coach education"--
After the Final Whistle
The First Rugby World Cup and the First World War
Hardcover ISBN: 0750964227
The first book to tell the story of how the Great War inspired the greatest rugby tournament in the world As Britain’s Empire went to war in August 1914, rugby players were the first to volunteer. They led from the front and paid a disproportionate price. In 1919, a grateful Mother Country hosted a rugby tournament: sevens teams at eight venues, playing 17 matches to declare a first "world champion." There had never been an international team tournament like it. For the first time teams from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Britain, and France were assembled in one place. Rugby held the first ever "World Cup." It was a moment of triumph, a celebration of military victory, of Commonwealth and Allied unity, and of rugby values, moral and physical. In 2015 the tournament returns to England as the world remembers the Centenary of the Great War. Values of teamwork, respect, and discipline were forged and tested in war—and enjoyment of rugby helped men through it. This is the story of rugby’s journey through World War I to its first World Cup, and how those values endure today.
A Rugby Life
Hardcover ISBN: 1785311336
Budge Rogers: A Rugby Life is the long overdue biography of one of rugby's most iconic players, Derek Prior Budge Rogers. The story of the wing forward who lit up rugby grounds around the world in the 1960s and 1970s with dazzling and determined wing play, Rogers is a true rugby great. He captained Bedford RFC for five seasons, including the year they won the National Cup in his last game for the club. He spent nine years as England captain and toured overseas with the British Lions and Barbarians - with many a tale to be told from these trips, which are a real highlight of his story. Rogers's exemplary playing career was followed by years in management and administration at the highest level as both Chairman of England Selectors and President of the RFU. An OBE soon followed. A player who epitomized the best values in the amateur game, he also became a key figure in managing the difficult transition of rugby from its amateur status into the modern, professional game we know today. Budge Rogers: A Rugby Life gives a unique insight into the life of this electrifying wing forward and his time at the top of the sport.
Complete Conditioning for Rugby
Paperback ISBN: 0736098305
A focused conditional program has become essential ton on-field rugby success. Pook presents a comprehensive training approach that builds players' physical abilities as well as the rugby-specific skills their positions require.
The Essential All Blackography
The Indispensable Guide to Every All Black
Hardcover ISBN: 1927262941
A new edition of the indispensable guide to every All Blacks from the very first player—James Allan in 1884—to the most recent crop selected for the All Blacks end-of-year tour in 2016. A headshot of every player is accompanied by a potted biography, including playing statistics. Includes the evolution of the All Blacks jersey, and a comprehensive statistical section.
15 Lessons in Leadership: What the All Blacks Can Teach Us About the Business of Life
Paperback ISBN: 147210353x
The All Blacks are the world's most successful sporting outfit, undefeated in over 75% of their international matches over the last 100 years. What is the secret of their success? And what can we - as individuals, companies and teams - learn from them?
lo que los all blacks pueden ensenarnos sobre el deporte y sobre la gestion de empresas, 15 lecciones sobre liderazgo / What the Blacks Can Teach us
Spanish Paperback ISBN: 849450648x
Quince practicas y poderosas lecciones de liderazgo para la vida y la empresa. Legacy es un libro unico, el libro de cabecera ideal para aquellos lideres de cualquier area, que hara reflexionar al lector sobre cuales son los secretos del exito sostenido; como conseguir mantener altos estandares de calidad, dia tras dia, semana tras semana, ano tras ano; como manejar la presion; como mantenerte al mas alto nivel empresarial; que dejaras atras cuando te retires. Pero sobre todas las preguntas, cual sera el legado que dejas? Un libro imprescindible, repleto de lecciones para la vida, que dejara huella en todos los lectores.