A Book for players and Spectators; explaing the games, the rules, the skills.
Hardback first edition 1930 by Captain Wakelam Rugby correspondent for the times and the BBC, Very good condition but no dust cover and slightly discoulouring of cover.
Bryn Thomas's Book of Rugger
1961 First Edition with broken dust jacket (library picture)
How To Play Rugby
Mint condition book by David Norrie.
All aspects of playing rugby are dealt with in this book from first principles, begining with choice of kit. David Norrie, with the help of specially taken photographs, takes the reader through the various skills, kicking, passing, running, tackling, swerving, side-stepping, scrummaging, rucking, mauling, line-out play.
1st Edition Hardback with Mint Jacket. 1981
To teach young players the routine and rudiments of the game.
Hardback first edition 1922 by A R Gent, Very good condition but no dust cover. Name in pencil on inside cover
The complete rugby footballer
A general rugby book with a large section on the 1905 All Blacks tour. Written by Gallaher and Stead, the captain and vice-captain of the 1905 All Blacks. A wonderful look at rugby football around the turn of the century and the tactics that made the 'Originals' the team to beat. Very good confition for age, picutre of first page, bound in red.
Dent & Sons. London. 1936.by H.B.T.Wakelam.
Modern Sports. Edited by Howard Marshall.
Capt Wakelam, was a fine rugby player who represented Harlequins in every position on the field, from full back to forward. An able commentator on many important rugby matches. His credentials for giving advice to the young or inexpert player are second to none.
Green hard back with gilt titling to spine, worn edges and faded a little to the spine. No dust jacket. Internally quite clean compared to exterior. 323pp, illustrated with 17 pages of photographs and 11 diagrams.
Rugby - Skills, Tactics and Rules
Rugby Skills, Tactics and Rules - the New Zealand way
Tony williams and Gordon Hunter. Excellent condition paperback 2000.
Raise The Standard
Delightful little coaching booklet from the Scottish Rugby Union.
In near mint condition, the booklet is 32 pages long as is a coaching manual for players and trainers alike.
With a foreword from W. Maxwell Simmers, President of the SRU.
Although not dated, I am reliably informed by the SRU Museum that the book was produced in 1956.
With instruction throughout for each position and play and photos of past Scotland teams and victories.
OUT OF STOCK
Rugby Football an Anthology of the game.
Hardback first edition 1958 by Kenneth Pelmar, Very good condition but no dust cover.
Rugby a players guide to the laws
Revised Paperback Edition 2001 by Derek Robinson Very good condition.
Modern Rugby Football
Modern Rugby Football written by the late secretary of the RFU, CJB Marriott.
1924 First Edition, no d/j.
Book is in excellent condition considering its age and this is a rare opportunity to obtain a very difficult to find book.
The book has an inscription on the inside page but is otherwise fine, complete with B&W photos throughout.
The Manual of Rugby Union Football
The Manual of Rugby Union Football for players and coaches, publlshed by the RFU edit by H Ellis
1952 First Edition, slight tear in dust jacket. Name in pen on inside cover.
Athletics and Football by Montague Shearman
This is the world famous Badminton Library "Athletics and Football" by Montague Shearman.
This book is extremely rare and it is even less often found in such a good condition.
This amazing book was part of The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes edited by His Grace The Duke of Beaufort with the assistance of Alfred E.T. Watson.
Although primarily a book about many different sports it is one of the earliest references to "The Rugby Union Game" and a whole chapter (40 pages) is dedicated to explaining the rules.
This great book also features a contribution on paper-chasing by W. Rye and an introduction by Sir Richard Webster. Dozens of sports engravings after Stanley Berkeley and instantaneous photographs by G. Mitchell are presented throughout!
This is the 4th edition, published in July, 1894 in London by Longmans, Green and Company. The book totals 464 pages in length.
Please note that 80% of the pages are lightly to moderately water stained along the page edges. This does not affect any of the text, which is still very clean and clear. The pages are also slightly warped from dampness many decades ago. There are no markings or tears in this great book, all pages are intact and tightly bound, and the elaborate cover and spine are in very good condition. Even though there is the page staining, this super RARE sports book is in great condition for its age and will certainly make for a splendid addition to any early sports collection!
This is an absolutely marvellous book and is one that many collectors will search years to find. Click Here For More Images
Rugby Union Football (Know The Game)
Rugby Union Football - Know The Game.
Revised 7th edition 1971 in mint condition.
Rugger by W.W. Wakefield and Howard Marshall.
Hard Back 1930. No Dust Jacket but in excellent condition.
This book is the revised edition of Part II of the original "Rugger" by the same author.
High Speed Rugby
High Speed Rugby by E.S Higham and W.J Higham.
This book might very well have been entitled "Pity the Wings!". That is rally why it ever came to be written - out of sympathy for those lone raiders along the touchline, men of spirit and speed and perseverance, who have played the game for years, many of them, but have spent so much of their time as virtual spectators.
After all, attack through the wings not only benefits the wings, but is the very foundation of all attacking play, as this book demonstrates.
In fine condition for its age. Hard back book published in 1950. No dust jacket and 334 pages long.
In excllent condition for its age. Hard back book published in 1980., with dust jacket and 80pages long.
In excllent condition for its age. Hard back book published in 1975 with dust jacket by Mike Williams.
Ex library book with stamp.
A comprehensive guide to playing rugby by WRU Coaching Organiser Ray Williams, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition
Touchdown and other movesin the game
Published by the rugby football union.