If you will be cheering on a rugby touch line this winter, mystified by the antics on the pitch, Rugby Made Simple is the book for you. Not only will it help to explain what is going on from the spectator s viewpoint it will also raise you several notches in your loved one s esteem. After reading this book you will be able to talk knowledgeably about tries, conversions and scrums, and know the difference between a ruck and a maul. You might even enjoy the matches much more as a result.
The author, a mother who has spent many seasons at her sons playing fields, provides a complete guide to the intricacies of rugby for all those supporters to whom these predominantly male sports are a complete mystery. She also includes valuable advice on safety issues and dealing with injuries as well as the inevitable washing mountain. Rugby Made Simple is for all bemused supporters, male and female, who loyally turn out to cheer in all weathers.
Ann Waterhouse was born in Brighton, England and now lives just 5 miles north of the city. She attended local schools and following higher education at the Institute Français du Royaume Uni, started work in 1969 in the UK editorial office of World Petroleum, an international oil magazine, published in the USA. A career in the media followed but the arrival of two sons in 1978 and 1980 gave Ann the opportunity to pursue her writing activities initially as a hobby. Since 1994, she has been writing entertaining and informative guides to sports, aimed at parents, grandparents and friends who didn’ t play the sports themselves.