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"A Rugby Compendium" by John M Jenkins

Comprehensive look at English language rugby publications. This bibliography breaks down into different sections, biographies, development, coaching etc. Covers club histories in much greater detail than Dave McLaren's (New Zealand published) bibliography. Jenkins has scoured National Libraries and other institutions for information relating to rugby books. The quick view index at the back helps you find books by author, title or subject. The only drawback is that it only covers English language publications. It is an absolute MUST HAVE for the rugby book collector. Published by the British Library with illustrated boars and without a dust wrapper. This is a second-hand hardback in excellent condition

1st Edition: 1998

Pages: 322

Ref: bkmibp-jenkins.j.1998.compendium-xb -  £30.00

 

COACHING & INSTRUCTIONAL

 Coaching books up to 1950 can be found on the HISTORY page - this section is catalogued alphabetically by author.

 

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"On Rugby" by Fred Allen

An excellent NZ coaching book by former All Blacks captain & coach Fred Allen, a second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper that has some wear to the edges.

Published in 1970

242 pages Ref: bkmich-allen.f.1970 - £19.00

 

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"Rugby" published by Auckland Rugby Union

NZ coaching book, a second-hand booklet, there is some light staining to the front cover, the condition is generally good

Published in 1952

Pages: 96

Ref: blmichnzpv-auckland.1952-rr - £9.00

 

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"Teaching Rugby to Boys" by Gordon Banks

A graduated programme for schools and clubs, second-hand paperback in very good condition

1st Edition: 1976

Pages: 111

Ref:  pbmich-banks.g.1976.teaching - £7.00

 

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"Tackle Rugby" by Bill Beaumont

Coaching from England's Grand Slam captain, a second-hand paperback with neat repairs to first page, generally in good condition

1st Edition: 1983

Pages: 93

Ref: pbmich-beaumont.b.1983.tackle -  £5.00

 

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"Tackle Rugby" by Bill Beaumont

coaching from England's Grand Slam captain, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition: 1983

Pages: 93

Ref: bkmich-beaumont.b.1983. -  £7.50

 

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"Dewch i Chawarae Rygbi" by Alun Wyn Bevan & Mel Morgans

Junior coaching book, well illustrated, text in Welsh, a second-hand paperback in good condition

published in 1986

84 pages

Ref:  pbmich-bevan.aw-1986 - £6.50

 

"Get Ready for Rugby Union" by Stuart Biddle, Barrie Corless, Anne de Looy & Peter Thomas

A complete training programme, in depth coaching from skills to mental preparation, a second-hand paperback in good condition

1st Edition: 1989

Pages: 128

Ref:  pbmich-biddle.1989 - £7.50

 

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"Let's Get Into Walla Rugby" by R Bradley

Aussie coaching for the young, a second-hand paperback in good condition

1st Edition: 1991

Pages: 32

Ref:  blmich-bradley.1991 - £9.00

 

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"This is Rugby" edited by Don Cameron

An information booklet with coaching tips, published by Auckland Rugby Union and supported by Benson & Hedges. The booklet includes chapters by Grant Batty, Bryan Williams & Andy Leslie, a second-hand booklet in good condition

1st Edition: 1990

Pages: 128

Ref:  blmich-B&H.75-this.is-rr - £6.50

 

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"Rugby Skills" by Will Carling

Well illustrated basic skills book aimed mainly at the backs, a second-hand paperback with some damp stains & light rippling throughout.

published in 1994

128 pages

Ref:  MC236-pbmich-carling.1994-rr-skills - £4.50

 

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"The Way to Win" by Will Carling & Robert Heller

Strategies for success in business and sport, models of success in business and sport, a second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition: 1995

340 pages

Ref:  bkmich-carling.1995-way.to.win - £9.50

 

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"Rugby Union" by G Cooke

Coaching by former England coach, a second-hand hardback with illustrated boards in good condition

1st Edition: 1982

Pages: 144

Ref: bkmich-cooke.1982-rruo - £8.00

 

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"Rugby Union" by Geoff Cooke

Coaching by former England coach, a second-hand paperback in very good condition

published in 1983

144 pages

Ref:  pbmich-cooke.1982-rruo - £6.00

 

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"Rugby Union - The Skills of the Game" by Barrie Corless

England international centre and RFU technical director for the Midlands passes on his knowledge, a second-hand paperback  in good condition

1st edition 1993

Pages: 121

Ref: pbmich-corless.1993.skills* - £6.00

 

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"Die ABC van Rugby, by Danie Craven

coaching book in Afrikaans, a second-hand hardback no dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition: 1966

Pages: ???

Ref: bkmich-craven.1966.die.ABC - £25.00

 

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An in depth coaching book including fitness and building skills. Text in Afrikaans, A second hand hardback, the dust wrapper has tears and small pieces missing. 
1st SA edition: 1970 268 pages Ref  bkmich-craven.1975-rrhb.afrikaans - £15.00

 

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An in depth coaching book including fitness and building skills. Text in English. A second hand hardback with dust wrapper in very good condition. 
1st British edition: 1977 250 pages Ref  bkmich-craven-rrhbbred* - £9.00

 

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Rare coaching booklet by South Africa's rugby genius, the booklet was published to accompany a film of the same name. A secondhand booklet with a slight crease down the centre, signed to the front cover by the former Welsh international Rees Stephens. 
1st edition:1965 40 pages Ref  blch-craven.1965.pillars - £45.00

 

"Teach Yourself Rugby Football"  by FNS Creek 

One of the highly successful 'Teach Yourself Books' series, this book was first published in 1950. Initially written by FNS Creek it was updated by the former England coach Don Rutherford in the latter editions. The publishers included English Universities Press Ltd and Hodder & Stoughton.

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1st Edition 1950

published by English Universities Press Ltd

196 pages

a second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper that is tatty around edges

Ref: bkmich-creek.1950.teach - £12.00 

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1963 Edition

196 pages

a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

Ref: TL108-bkmich-creek.1963.ed - £6.00 

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published by Hodder & Stoughton

162 pages

a second-hand paperback with corner folds to the front cover

Ref: pbmich-creek.1975.ed - £4.00 

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162 pages

a second-hand paperback in good condition

Ref: pbmich-creek.1978.ed - £3.00 

 

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"Dallaglio On Rugby"  by Lawrence Dallaglio with Chris Jones

Dallaglio's analysis of the game, positions, tactics etc, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition: 1998

Pages: 160

Ref: bkmich-dallaglio.1998 - £8.00

 

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"The Science of Rugby Football"  by Mike Davis

coaching by former England coach, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition: 1985

Pages: 162

Ref: bkmich-davis.1985.science - £9.00

 

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"Rugby Union" by John Dawes

Coaching from 1971 Lions captain, widely regarded as one of the greatest passers of the ball of all time, a second-hand hardback with illustrated boards in very good condition

1st Edition: 1975

 Pages:  64

Ref: TL108-bkmich-dawes.1975-rruo  -  £6.00

 

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"Thinking Rugby " edited by John Dawes with Geoff Evans, Denis Horgan & Gareth James 

A coaching book co-ordinated by former Lions captain & Wales coach, a second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper in very good condition

1st Edition: 1979

Pages: 172

Ref: bkmich-dawes.1979.thinking-rr* - £9.50

 

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"Die ABC van Rugby" by JJ de Kock

Pocket sized coaching book, text in Afrikaans, a second-hand booklet in good condition, 

Published in 1962

66 pages

Ref: blmich-de.kock.1962.die.ABC - £19.00

 

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"Die ABC van Rugby - Afskop" by JJ de Kock

Afskop we think is 'kick off' in Afrikaans. A pocket sized coaching book, text in Afrikaans, a second-hand booklet in good condition, 

date of publication unknown

16 pages

Ref: MC221-blmich-de.kock.?.dieABC - £9.00

 

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"Rugby Union - Back Play"  by David Duckham

coaching by former Lions & England winger, how to sidestep like Duckham, nice photo of JJ Williams the 'kick and chase expert', a second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper in good condition
1st Edition: 1981 Pages: 223 Ref: bkmich-duckham.1981 - £7.00

 

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"Rugby Skills"  by Gareth Edwards with Ian Robertson 

A coaching book that looks at all rugby skills, a second-hand paperback  in good condition

1st Edition: 1979

Pages: 64

Ref: pbmich.edwards.1979-rr-skills  - £6.00

 

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"Forward Skills"  by Gareth Edwards with Ian Robertson

The skills of the game as demonstrated by Welsh forwards Terry Cobner, Allan Martin, Jeff Squire & Bobby Windsor, a  second-hand paperback in good condition

1st Edition: 1980

Pages:  64

Ref: pbmich-edwards.1980.forward  - £5.00

 

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"Forward Skills"  by Gareth Edwards

the skills of the game as demonstrated by Welsh forwards Terry Cobner, Allan Martin, Jeff Squire & Bobby Windsor, a  second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition: 1980

Pages:  64

Ref: RR-bkmich-edwards.1980.forward.skills  - £5.00

 

"Know the Game - Rugby Union Football" published by Educational Productions Ltd 

A long running publication, published in many editions with the backing of the RFU, simple coaching featuring all round rugby skills, rules, equipment used etc. always published in booklet form. The publishers changed from EP Ltd to A  C Black in 1984.

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6th Edition 1959

48 pages

very good condition

Ref: blmich-know.the.game.6edn.1959 - £5.00 

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7th Edition 1964

48 pages

good condition - name written on the front cover

Ref: blmich-know.the.game.7edn.1964 - £5.00

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7th Edition 1964, revised in 1967

48 pages

very good condition

Ref: blmich-know.the.game.7edn.1967 - £5.00

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7th Edition 1964, revised in 1971

48 pages

very good condition

Ref: blmich-know.the.game.7edn.1971 - £5.00

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10th Edition 1st Revision 1974

48 pages

very good condition

Ref: blmich-know.the.game.10edn.1974  - £5.00 

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10th Edition 3rd Revision 1978

48 pages

very good condition

Ref: blmich-know.the.game.10edn.1978  - £5.00 

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10th Edition 3rd Revision reprinted in 1980

48 pages

very good condition

Ref: blmich-know.the.game.10edn.1980  - £5.00 

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5th Revised Edition 1983

48 pages

very good condition

Ref: blmich-know.the.game.5.revised.1983  - £5.00 

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7th Edition 1986

48 pages

very good condition

Ref: blmich-know.the.game.7-ed.1986  - £5.00 

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8th Edition 1986

48 pages

very good condition

Ref: blmich-know.the.game.8-ed.1989  - £7.00 

 

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"Running Rugby" by Ray French

coaching from English international who switched codes, a second-hand hardback  with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition: 1980

Pages: 80

Ref: bkmich-french.1980.running - £7.00

 

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"Running Rugby" by Ray French

Coaching from an English international who switched codes, a second-hand paperback  with a corner fold on the front cover

1st Edition: 1980

Pages: 80

Ref: pbmich-french.1980.running - £3.00

 

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"Rugby Union Captaincy" by David Frost & Roger Uttley

How to lead a rugby team, includes chapters on famous captains and profiles ten great captains, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition: 1981

Pages: 111

Ref: bkmich-frost.d.1981  - £7.00

 

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"Think Rugby - A Guide to Purposeful Team Play" by JT Greenwood

An in depth modern coaching manual, fifteen-man rugby for coach and player, a second-hand paperback  in good condition

published in 1986

197 pages

Ref: pbmich-greenwood.1986.think-rr  - £12.00

 

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"Rugby for Heroes" written by Norman Harris, illustrated by Paul Trevillion 

Nicely illustrated book focusing on basic skills and positional tactics and qualities. A second-hand paperback  in good condition.

1st Edition: 1997

96 pages

Ref: blch.harris.1997-rr-heroes  - £7.50

 

"Rugby Football - A Guide Book for Teachers Coaches & Players" text by Heale, edited by Campbell

Coaching book by the Curriculum Development Unit, Department of education, New Zealand, commended by the NZRFU.

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published in 1968 - text by Wills

A secondhand booklet in very good condition

32 pages Ref: blmich-nzrfu.1968-wills - £7.50

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published in 1977

A secondhand booklet in very good condition

80 pages Ref: blmich-nzrfu.1977-heale - £7.50

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published in 1987

A secondhand booklet in very good condition

96 pages Ref: blmich-nzrfu.1987-heale - £9.50

 

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 "Rugby for Three-quarters" with Richard Hill and Peter Johnson

a very good book on the modern game, a second-hand paperback in good condition

1st Edition:1993

Pages: 116

Ref: pbmich-hill.1993  - £5.00

 

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 "Your Book of Rugger" by DCN Hudson

second-hand hardback with illustrated boards in good condition

1st Edition:1968

Pages: 72

Ref: bkmich-hudson.1968  - £8.00

 

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 "Successful Rugby" by Donald Ireland 

In depth coaching book, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition: 1968

Pages: 208

Ref: bkmich-ireland.d.1968 -  £9.00

 

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 "Rugby" by Donald Ireland 

Coaching book, part of the 'World of Sport' series, general book with large coaching section, colour photos of international rugby, a second-hand hardback with illustrated boards in good condition

1st Edition: 1988

Pages: 64

Ref: bkmich-ireland.d.1988 - £4.00

 

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 "Focus on Rugby " by Carwyn James

Coaching book by successful Lions coach. A secondhand paperback in very good condition
published in 1983 Pages: 189 Ref: pbmich-james.c.1983.focus* - £9.00

 

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"Rugby On Attack" by Ron Jarden

All Black Jarden on how to play rugby, the first chapters are autobiographical and deal with his career, a second-hand hardback ex library book with a dust wrapper

2nd Impression 1961

Pages: 226

Ref: bkmich-jarden.1961.2nd.imp - £12.00

 

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"Rugby Under Pressure" by B Jones & Ian McJennett

Significant pointers to better team and individual performance, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition: 1972

Pages: 211

Ref: bkmich-jones.b.1972 - £6.00

 

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"Better Rugby for Boys" by Cyril D Joynson

A well illustrated book on basic rugby, first published in 1965, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition.

2nd Edition: 1970

95 pages

Ref: bkmich-joynson.1970-ed2-better-rr  -  £6.00

 

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 "Successful Rugby" by Malcolm Lewis

In depth look at rugby by Wales assistant coach of the 1970s, a second-hand paperback  in good condition

1st Edition: 1980

Pages: 95

Ref: pbmich-lewis.m.1980.successful -  £4.00

 

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"Rugby for Teachers, Coaches and Players" by Alan Morton and Rob Lynch

Well illustrated - part of the Australian Sports Series, a second-hand paperback in good condition

1st Edition: 1977

Pages: 137

Ref: pbmich-morton.1977  - £5.00

 

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"The Handbook of Rugby" by Keith Miles

Excellent coaching book, contributions by JJ Williams, Dusty Hare, David Duckham, Les Cusworth, Nairn MacEwan, Peter Brown & Sandy carmichael, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition: 1995

Pages: 208

Ref: bkch95-miles.1995* -  £9.00

 

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"Rugby Union" - National Westminster Bank Sport Coaching Series

A well illustrated coaching book with input from Don Rutherford, a second-hand hardback ex library book with a dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition: 1974

Pages: 91

Ref: bkmich-nat.west.1974 - £5.00

 

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"How to Play Rugby" by David Norrie

Well illustrated - aimed at the younger player, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition: 1981

Pages: 61

Ref: bkmich-norrie.1981 - £5.00

 

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"Success in Rugby" by Ian Robertson

second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition: 1980

Pages: 96

Ref: bkmich-robertson.i.1980* -  £5.00

 

"Rugby: Success Starts Here" by Derek Robinson 

Various aspects of rugby dissected, first published in 1969, this book was revised and re-published in 1975 as a paperback and eventually issued by the RFU in their coaching series. 

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uncorrected proof copy

published by Pelham books 1969

143 pages

a paperback with light wear to the covers and small tears to the spine

Ref: PC54-pbmich-robinson.1969.u.c.proof - £15.00 

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1st hardback edition

published by Pelham Books 1969

147 pages

a secondhand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition.

Ref: ZS-bkmich-robinson.1969.success - £7.00 

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revised paperback edition

published by Pan Books 1975

159 pages

a secondhand paperback in very good condition.

Ref: pbmich-robinson.1975.success - £3.00 

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RFU issued paperback edition with foreword by Bill Beaumont

published by RFU 1983

145 pages

a secondhand paperback with the covers lightly worn.

Ref: pbmich-robinson.1983.rfu-ed - £4.00 

 

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"Soccer and Rugby Training Schemes for Schools" by Harcourt Roy

second-hand paperback in good condition

1st Edition: 1971

Pages: 127

Ref: pbmich-roy.h.1971  - £5.00

 

"A Guide For Players" published by RFU

Team & individual skills manual, this publication replaced the book 'Basic Skills'.

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published in 1974 - 2nd Edition

106 pages

Ref: blmich-rfu.1974-gupy.ed2 - £3.00

 

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"Better Rugby" published by the RFU

Basic skills and team tactics, a ringbound paperback in good condition

1st Edition: 1973

Pages:  138

Ref: blmich-rfu.1973.better-rr -  £4.00

 

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"Touchdown And Other Moves In The Game" published by RFU

Coaching and other interesting chapters on rugby football, a second-hand paperback  in good condition

published in 1970

128 pages

Ref: pbmich-rfu.1970.touchdown -  £3.00

 

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"Mini Rugby, it's the Real Thing" by Don Rutherford

coaching from 1960s English International. The book of the film, a second-hand paperback in good condition

1st Edition: 1980

Pages:  150

Ref: pbmich-rutherford.d.1980.mini-rr  -  £6.00

 

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"The Complete Book of Mini Rugby" by Don Rutherford

An in depth manual of coaching for the children's version of rugby, a second-hand paperback in good condition

1st Edition: 1993

253 pages

Ref: pbmich-rutherford.d.1993.complete.mini - £7.50

 

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"Rugby for Coach and Player" by Don Rutherford

coaching from 1960s English International and coaching guru, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition: 1971

Pages:  186

Ref: bkmich-rutherford.d.1971-rrchpy - £8.00

 

"Take Up Rugby Union" - principal contributor John Shepherd

A coaching book covering the basics published by Springfield Books Limited, a second-hand booklet in good condition, 

1st edition 1989

64 pages

Ref: MC221-blmich-shepherd.1989 - £2.50

 

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"Mini Rugby Annual" by N Starmer-Smith

Published by Rugby World & Post, good colour photos, a miscellany of rugby info aimed at the younger reader to include some games and coaching tips suitable for mini-rugby. A second-hand paperback booklet in very good condition

1st Edition: 1989

Pages: 64

Ref: blmich-starmer.sm.1989.mini  -  £8.00

 

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Coaching by top NZ coach, a second-hand paperback with occasional loose page
1st Edition: 1979 Pages: 119 Ref: pbmich-stewart.1979  - £6.00

 

71.jpg (88630 bytes) "Rugby - the All Blacks Way" by JJ Stewart
Coaching the All Blacks way by a top NZ coach, a second-hand paperback with some creasing to the front cover.
published in 1993 162 pages Ref: pbmich-stewart.1993.all.black.way  - £7.00

 

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"Rugby Football" by R Tennick

coaching - basic skills and team tactics, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition: 1984

Pages:  66

Ref: bkmich-tennick.1984 -  £9.00

 

70.jpg (38573 bytes) "Wining Rugby" by Roger Uttley
former England coach on how to play the game, a second-hand paperback in good condition
1st edition 1992 pages 126 Ref: bkmich-uttley.1992  - £5.00

 

B-09.jpg (57645 bytes) "New Zealand Rugby Skills and Tactics" - "Rugby Football the All Black Way" by Ivan Vodanovich
Widely regarded as one of the best coaching books of all time. Different titles for NZ and UK but the same book, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition
1st Edition: 1982 Pages: 254 Ref: bkmich-vodanavich.1982  - £15.00

 

66.jpg (43706 bytes) "The Rugby Game" by JM Wallace
a manual for coaches & players, a second-hand paperback in good condition
1st Edition: 1976 Pages: 176 Ref: pbmich-wallace.j.1976.game - £9.00

 

65.jpg (42951 bytes) "Winning Rugby" by Pat Walsh
Quality coaching from an All Black, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition
1st Edition: 1984 Pages: 218 Ref: bkmich-walsh.1984 - £8.00

 

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Quality coaching from an All Black, a pocket sized second-hand paperback with dust wrapper in good condition
1st Edition: 1984 Pages: 218 Ref: pbmich-walsh.1984.winning - £4.00

 

64.jpg (45114 bytes) "The Principles of Rugby Football" published by the Welsh Rugby Union
a manual for coaches and referees, an in depth look at rugby includes chapters on violence in the sport and the national coaching scheme in Wales, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

3rd Imp: 1984

Pages: 189

Ref: bkmich-wru.1984.3rd.imp - £7.00

 

62.jpg (41758 bytes) "Schoolboy Rugby" by Gerwyn Williams
rugby for the youngster, a simple approach to the game, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition
2nd Impression: 1971 Pages: 144 Ref: bkmich-williams.g.1971-shrr-2nd.imp - £7.00

 

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pocket size look at basic rugby skills, a second-hand hardback with some minor creasing & tearing to the dust wrapper
1st Edition: 1957 Pages: 98 Ref: bkmich-williams.g.1957.tackle - £8.00

 

60.jpg (39342 bytes) "Rugby Sevens" by Mike Williams
Coaching the shortened version of rugby, a second-hand paperback with some light wear to the front cover.
1st Edition: 1975 Pages: 164 Ref: pbch75-williams-rrsb - £7.50

 

60.jpg (39342 bytes) "Rugby Sevens" by Mike Williams
Coaching the shortened version of rugby, a second-hand hardback book with a dust wrapper in good condition.
1st Edition: 1975 Pages: 164 Ref: bkch.1975-williams.m-rrsb - £9.50

 

59.jpg (44548 bytes)  "Skilful Rugby" by Ray Williams
a comprehensive guide to playing rugby by WRU Coaching Organiser Ray Williams, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition
1st Edition: 1976 Pages: 239 Ref: bkmich-williams.r.1976.skilful - £6.00

 

B-10.jpg (50368 bytes)  "Rugby For Beginners" by Ray Williams
The basics by Wales' 1970s coaching guru, first published in 1973, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition
this edition 1974 Pages: 122 Ref: bkmich-williams.r.1974-rr-beginners - £4.00

COACHING - FITNESS & INJURIES

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An in depth look at rugby injuries and how to treat them. A second-hand hardback with illustrated boards in good condition. This is a presention book to 'Jim'  from author Tony Dunhill thanking him for his help. Sold together with a letter from Tony Dunhill to Jim asking him to pass on a copy to John Dawes. 

1st Edition: 1982

203 pages

Ref: PC54-bkmifi-dunhill.1982-pn-to.jim - £12.00

 

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Foreword by Don Rutherford, weights, calisthenics, drills, nutrition, an all round guide to rugby fitness, previously published as "Fit For Rugby" in 1991, a second-hand paperback in good condition.
1st Edition:1998 134 pages Ref: pbmifi-hazeldine.1998.rfu  - £9.50

 

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A guide to fitness training and injury prevention, a New Zealand publication, foreword by Hiwi Tauroa, a second-hand paperback in good condition

1st Edition: 1980

Pages: 67

Ref: pbmifi-hood.1980.preparation -  £10.00

 

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Published by the IFU, this book is compiled from papers and discussions at the international congress on injuries in rugby football and other team sports in Dublin 15-18 April 1975, a second-hand paperback  in good condition
1st Edition: 1975 334 pages Ref: pbmifi.oconnell.1975.irfu.injuries - £15.00

 

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"Rugby for Real - The Common Sense Training Manual" by Chris Sheryn
Fitness & Training regimes for the modern rugby player. A secondhand paperback in very good condition.
published in 2004 180 pages Ref: pbmifi-sheryn.2004.real  - £8.00

 

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Published in New Zealand, this book covers the treatment and rehabilitation of rugby and sports injuries, a second-hand paperback with water damage to the left hand corner
1st Edition: 1973 Pages:  94 Ref: pbmifi-stokes.1973.medicine - £5.00

 

CHILDREN'S RUGBY BOOKS

22.jpg (71518 bytes) "The All Blacks' Book for Boys" by Pat Booth
A great little book, includes the skills of the game, historical section and the Don Clarke Story, it is unlikely that this book was published with a dust wrapper, a second-hand hardback with illustrated boards, tape repairs to spine, generally in good condition 

1st Edition: 1960

Pages: 110

Ref: bkmiki-booth.p.1960.boys -  £9.50

 

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Nicely put together book, it is unlikely that this book was published with a dust wrapper, a second-hand hardback with illustrated boards
1st Edition:  1991 Pages: 110 Ref: bkmiki-lockyear.1991.kick -  £8.00

 

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A New Zealand Rugby (Union) and League special. An interesting selection of rugby items, well illustrated throughout, a second-hand paperback in very good condition.
published in  1991 112 pages Ref: pbmiki-lockyear.1991-rr-mania -  £8.50

 

B-12.jpg (65450 bytes) "Colour Me Rugby' by John Dougan 
Nice look at rugby basics through colouring with centre page poster of 1979 All Blacks, a second-hand booklet - unused
published approx 1980 Pages: 28 Ref: blki-dougan.j.colour.me-rr - £5.00

 

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Various authors have contributed to the book which is aimed at the younger All Black supporter, with an introduction by Zinzan Brooke, a secondhand paperback book good condition. 
1st Edition 1990 136 pages Ref: pbmiki.rr-press.1990.big.black - £10.00

 

FICTION - RUGBY NOVELS

 

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"A Wreath for the Springboks" by Jason Calder

Set in New Zealand, this is a political rugby thriller, a second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper, this is an ex library book. 

1st British edition 1977 179 pages Ref: bkmifc-calder.1977.wreath  -  £12.00

 

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"Work, Sex and Rugby" by Lewis Davies

Life in the valleys of south Wales, a second-hand paperback in very good condition

first published in 1993

176 pages

Ref: pbmifc-davies.l.1993.work - £5.00

 

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"Die Springbok" by ID Du Plessis

rugby novel in Afrikaans, second-hand hardback without dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition: 1948

Pages: 304

Ref: bkmifc-du.plessis.1948.die.springbok - £49.00

 

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"Die Silvervaring" by ID Du Plessis

rugby novel in Afrikaans, a very rare book, not listed in Dave McLaren's bibliography. Die Silvervaring possibly translates to "The Silver Fern", a second-hand hardback without dust wrapper, some discolouration to covers and occasional pen marks to pages.

This Edition: 1933

Pages: 129

Ref: bkmifc-du.plessis.1933.die.silvervaring - £65.00

 

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"Rugby in Rio" by ID Du Plessis

rugby novel in Afrikaans, a very rare book, not listed in Dave McLaren's bibliography, a second-hand hardback without dust wrapper in good condition.

This Edition: 1941 Pages: 126 Ref: bkmifc-du.plessis.1941-rr-in.rio - £65.00

 

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"Test Match" by Shukuzawa Hirdaki

Japanese text, we are assuming this is a novel, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition: 1991 Pages:  Ref: bkmifc-hirdaki.s.1991 -  £45.00

 

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"The Pagan Game" by Gordon Slatter

A novel with some rugby content. A secondhand hardback with dustwrapper in good condition

1st edition: 1959 pages 239 Ref: bkmifc-slatter.1959.pagan.game - £25.00

 

RUGBY HUMOUR - catalogued by author's surname in alphabetical order. 

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"Heard in the Scrum" by Robert Anderson

A light hearted look at rugby, a second-hand hardback with some small tears and light creasing to the dust wrapper

1st edition 1964 pages 120 Ref: TC19-bkmihu-anderson.r.1964.scrum* - £7.00

 

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"Heard in the Line-out" by Robert Anderson

stories and tales from the world of rugby, various contributors including Andy Mulligan, Vivian Jenkins & JBG Thomas, a second-hand hardback with dustwrapper  in good condition.

1st edition 1969 pages 120 Ref: bkmihu-anderson.r.1969.line.out - £12.00

 

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"Bedside Rugby" by Bill Beaumont 

Funny stories from the career of England's Grand Slam captain, well illustrated by Edward McLachlan, a secondhand hardback with illustrated boards.
1st Edition: 1986 Pages: 88 Ref: TL9-bkmihu-beaumont.1986.bedside-rr - £8.00

 

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"Bedside Rugby" by Bill Beaumont 

Funny stories from the career of England's Grand Slam captain, well illustrated by Edward McLachlan, a secondhand paperback in very good condition.
This edition: 1987 88 pages Ref: pbmihu-beaumont.1986.bedside-rr - £4.00

 

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"And the Tanker Spent a Comfortable Night", paperback book of poems by Tom Bellion with illustrations by Gren, a look at welsh rugby in the 1970s, classic Welsh humour. The title refers to a poem where JPR crashed into a tanker .......and the tanker etc. A great humorous read accompanied by Gren's brilliant cartoons. Classic Welsh rugby humour.  Published in 1979, 64 pages.

Ref: pbmihuwa-bellion.1979-xb - £15.00 

 

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"I Was There" by Max Boyce

Poems, stories & songs from the Welsh Maestro, includes the words to Max Boyce's classics "The Outside half Factory", Asso Asso Yogoshi", "Hymns & Arias", "The Incredible Plan", "9 3". Lavishly illustrated with cartoons by Gren, this  book is a classic. If you are Welsh and this book is not in your library you do not want to spend another minute without it. A second hand large format hardback with illustrated boards in good condition.
1st Edition: 1979 Pages: 92 Ref: bkmihu-boyce.1979-xc - £25.00

   

 

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"Rugby is a Funny Game" by BROWN/ RIPLEY/ SLATTERY/ WINDSOR

Humourous reminiscences by, English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh internationals, illustrations by Jake Tebbit. A secondhand hardback with illustrated boards in very good condition

1st Edition: 1987 118 pages Ref:  bkmihu-brown.1987.funny -  £12.00

 

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"Rugby is a Funny Game" by BROWN/ RIPLEY/ SLATTERY/ WINDSOR

Humourous reminiscences by, English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh internationals, illustrations by Jake Tebbit. A secondhand paperback in very good condition
published in 1987 Pages: 126 Ref:  TC19-pbmihu-brown.1987.funny -  £6.00

 

"Bizarre Fantasy Rugby XV's" by Nick Brownlee & David Kohn

As the titlle suggests the authors go about picking bizarre rugby teams including the 'I don't fancy yours much XV and the 'Slaphead XV'. A secondhand paperback in good condition
published in 200 Pages: 112 Ref:  TC19-pbmihu-brownlee.2000 -  £5.00

 

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"Have Balls Will Travel"  by Mike Burton

The story of a fictitious rugby tour, cartoons by Bill Tidy, a second-hand paperback with light wear to the covers

published in 1984 87 pages Ref: pbmihu-burton.1982.travel  - £3.00

 

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"Tight Heads, Loose Balls" by Mike Burton

A humorous look at the players and people of rugby, cartoons by Bill Tidy, a second-hand hardback with illustrated boards in good condition.

1st Edition: 1981 88 pages Ref: bkmihu-burton.1981.tight.heads  - £7.50

 

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"Have Balls Will Travel"  by Mike Burton

The story of fictitious rugby tour, with cartoons by Bill Tidy, second-hand hardback with illustrated boards in good condition

1st Edition: 1982 87 pages Ref: bkmihu-burton.1982.travel  - £7.00

 

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MY FAVOURITE RUGBY STORIES by Gareth Chilcott

History and humour, Great rugby stories only in the way that Chilcott can tell 'em, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition.

1st Edition: 1995 287 pages: Ref: bkmihu-chilcott.1995.favourite - £14.00

 

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"A is for All Black" by P Clarkson

small 36 page book with humorous cartoons, mainly caricatures of All Blacks, a second-hand booklet in good condition
1st Edition: 1978 Pages: 36 Ref: blmihu-clarkson.1978.a.is.for.ab  -  £12.00   

 

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 "On Rugby" by Leo & Jilly Cooper

A light hearted look at the game, it's people and principle factors, a second-hand hardback with illustrated boards in good condition
1st Edition: 1984 Pages: 61 Ref: TC19-bkmihu-cooper.1984 - £6.00

 

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"The Book of Rugby Disasters & Bizarre Records" by Fran Cotton

A most entertaining read, humour from the history of rugby football and the career of England international and British Lion Fran Cotton, a second-hand paperback in very good condition

published in 1985 120 pages Ref: pbmihu-cotton.1985.bizarre - £5.00

 

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Lawrence Dallaglio's "Rugby Tales"

Legendary stories of blood sweat and beers from this former England & British Lions legend. Stories about the characters of rugby. A second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper in very good condition.

1st Edition: 2009 302 pages Ref: bkmihu-dallaglio.2009-rr-tales  - £10.00

 

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All Blacks 100 Humorous Test Rugby Wins and Others by Eland

Full page cartoons relating to All Black Tests, a second-hand paperback  in good condition

published in 1969 Pages: 176  Ref: blmihu1975-eland.100.test.wins - £15.00

 

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"Even Courser Rugby" by Michael Green

follow up to the popular "Art of Course Rugby" by the same author, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition
2nd Edition: 1964 Pages: 120 Ref: bkmihu-green.1964.even-ed.2  - £6.00

 

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"Even Courser Rugby" by Michael Green

A follow up book to the popular "Art of Course Rugby" by the same author, a second-hand paperback in good condition

This edition: 1969 192 pages Ref: pbmihu-green.1969.even  - £3.00

 

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"Rugby Alphabet" by Michael Green 

A rugby alphabet with a difference, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition
1st Edition: 1971 Pages: 176 Ref: bkmihu-green.1971.alphabet  - £6.00

 

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The Duffers Guide to Rugby" by Gren

Welsh rugby humour from Ponty & Pop creator 'Gren'. Secondhand paperback in good condition

First published in 1984 Pages: 80 Ref: pbmihu-gren.1984.duffers  -  £7.50

 

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The Duffers Guide to Rugby - Yet Another Try" by Gren 

Welsh cartoon humour. A secondhand paperback in good condition

First published in 1985 Pages:  80 Ref: pbmihu-gren.1985.yet.another  -  £6.50

 

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Gren's Guide to Rugby - For Players, Would-Be Players, Fans and Their Loved Ones" by Gren 

An absolutely wonderful book, Welsh cartoon humour, awesome stuff. A secondhand paperback in very good condition
published in 1995 96 pages Ref: pbmihu-gren.1995-gdrr  - £8.00

 

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"Rugby Rabbits" by G Hutchins

NZ rugby humour, profiles of fictitious rugby players, well illustrated by Darryl Kirby, second-hand hardback with illustrated boards in good condition
1st Edition: 1983 Pages: 93 Ref: bkmihu-hutchins.1983.rabbits -  £8.00

 

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Tall Halfbacks" by G Hutchins

NZ rugby humour - great stories about growing up in a small New Zealand town in the 1960s, a second-hand paperback in good condition
1st Edition: 1987 Pages:  116 Ref: bkmihu-hutchins.1987.halfbacks -  £8.00

 

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"The Lighter Side of Rugby - What the Ref Heard" by T.W. ICKENHAM 

Photos with speech bubbles, published by Seto Publishing, auckland, New Zealand. A second-hand booklet in good condition

Published in 1989 32 pages Ref: blmihu-ickenham.1989.lighter  - £4.00

 

53.jpg (141324 bytes) "Loosehead Len's Last Tango in Kuiti" by Len Lacey  (Phil Gifford & Darryl Kirby)
Rugby Ramblings by Len including a chapter titles 'The lovely sound of cryin' Welshmen', zany NZ humour, a second-hand booklet in good condition
1st Edition: 1977 64 pages Ref: blmihu-lacey.1977.last.tango  -  £11.00

 

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"The Wit of Rugby" by LHW Paine

Humorous quotes and stories from rugby history, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition.
1st Edition: 1972 Pages: 95 Ref: bkmihu-paine.1972.wit -  £7.00

 

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"Boots, Balls and Banter" by David Parry-Jones

A collection of rugby stories with heavy Welsh interest. A secondhand paperback in good condition.

This edition 1982 88 pages Ref: pbmihu-parry-jones.1982.boots  - £5.00

 

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"Bluff Your Way In Rugby" by Alexander C Rae 

Pocket sized humour. Also published as "Bluff Your Way in Rugby with Guinness and "The Bluffer's guide to Rugby". A secondhand paperback in good condition

Published in 1992 approx 64 pages Ref: blmihu-rae.a1992.bluff  -  £4.00

 

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"Rugby Shorts" by Chris Rhys

A lively look at the lighter side of rugby union, a second-hand hardback with illustrated boards
1st Edition: 1990 Pages: 128 Ref: bkmihu-rhys.1990.shorts -  £8.00

 

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"Ruckin & Maulin" by David Crowe with a foreword by Dean Richards

Photos with captions and rugby shorts, an entertaining read, second-hand paperback in very good condition.

1st Edition: 1997 Pages: 112 Ref: pbmihu-richards.d.1997 -  £5.00

 

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"Odd-Shaped Balls" by John Scally

Mischief-makers, miscreants and mad-hatters of rugby. A second-hand hardback with some light rippling to the dust wrapper.

1st Edition: 2004 254 pages Ref: bkmihu-scally.2004 - £7.50

 

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"The World's Best Rugby Book Ever" - P Sherwood & G Alderdice

Large format well illustrated Australian publication, an A to Z of rugby with some good spoof articles, a second-hand hardback with illustrated boards in good condition.

1st Edition: 1983 Pages: 97 Ref: bkmihu-sherwood.1983.best - £15.00

 

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"Best Rugby Jokes" by John Thomas, published by Sphere Books

Not a lot to do with rugby here, just an excuse to publish a series of xxx rated jokes............ quite funny though, a second-hand hardback in good condition
This edition: 1970 Pages: 213 Ref: bkmihu-thomas.john.1970.best -  £9.00

 

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"Why Was He Born So Beautiful and Other Rugby Songs" published by Sphere Books

The first of a classic series of 'rugby' songs and jokes. a second-hand paperback in very good condition. 
First published in 1967 187 pages Ref: pbmihu-sphere.1967-rr-songs  - £8.00

 

60.jpg (35746 bytes) "More Rugby Songs" published by Sphere Books
Not a lot to do with rugby here, just an excuse to publish a series of xxx rated songs. First published in 1968. A secondhand paperback in good condition. 
This edition 1981 158 pages Ref: pbmihu-sphere.1971.more-rr-songs -  £6.00

 

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"Rugby Jokes" published by Sphere Books

A second-hand paperback with some light creasing to the covers
This Edition: 1971 Pages: 175 Ref: pbmihu-sphere.1971-rr-jokes  - £6.00

 

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"Son of Rugby Jokes" published by Sphere Books

Not a lot to do with rugby here, just an excuse to publish a series of xxx rated jokes, first published in 1970, a second-hand paperback, with a slight crease to the front cover.

This Edition: 1976 Pages: 172 Ref: pbmihu-sphere.1976.son-rr-jokes - £6.00

 

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"What Rugby Jokes Did Next" published by Sphere Books

A second-hand paperback, some light creasing to the covers

This Edition: 1976 Pages: 138 Ref: TC19-pbmihu-sphere.1976.jokes.next*  - £4.00

 

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" Rugby Jokes Score Again" published by Sphere Books

Not a lot to do with rugby here, just an excuse to publish a series of xxx rated jokes, first published in 1987, a second-hand paperback with a small hole and light wear to the front cover.

This Edition: 1987 146 pages Ref: pbmihu-sphere.1987.jokes.score.again - £6.00

 

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"The Crazy World of Rugby" by Bill Stott

Cartoon humour, a great read, a second-hand hardback with illustrated boards in good condition

1st Edition: 1988 approx 80 pages Ref: bkmihu-stott.b.1988.crazy  -  £9.00

 

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"The Crazy World of Rugby" by Bill Stott

Cartoon humour, a great read, a second-hand paperback in very good condition

This Edition: 1988 approx 80 pages Ref: TC19-pbmihu-stott.b.1988.crazy*  -  £7.00

 

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"Rugby It Drives Us Crazy" by Bill Stott

A Helen Exley Gigglebook, pocket sized cartoon humour, designed to give as a gift, a second-hand hardback with illustrated boards in very good condition

1st Edition: 2004 approx 60 pages Ref: PC54-bkmihu-stott.b.2004.exley  - £5.00

 

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"A Front-Row Guide to Rugby Union Clubs - The First Division" by Dick Tyson

interesting look at the English first division, great cartoons with profiles of premier division clubs, a second-hand paperback in good condition
1st Edition: 1992 Pages: 64 Ref: pbmihu-tyson.1992.front.row  - £4.00

 

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"There's No Rucking Business Like Rugby" by Stu Wilson & Phil Kingsley-Jones

NZ rugby humour, short quips, a second-hand hardback with illustrated boards in good condition
1st Edition: 1997 Pages: 111 Ref: bkmihu-wilson.s.1997 - £8.00

 

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"Men In The Pink - a lighter shade of rugby" by G Winter & T Hepburn

NZ cartoon rugby humour, large format, a second-hand booklet in excellent condition
1st Edition: 1985 Pages: 56 Ref: blmihu-winter.1985.pink  - £5.00

 

RELIGION, POLITICS, LEGAL ISSUES & RUGBY - see also Tour books 1969, 1971 & 1981 Springbok tours

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"Sinners at the Stadium" by Robert Fenton

view of political disruption in sport, especially rugby, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition: 1974

Pages: 206

Ref: bkmigv-fenton.1974.sinners  - £19.00

 

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"Medico-Legal Hazards of Rugby Union" edited by Simon DW Payne

Consultant editors John Davies & Edward Grayson. A self explanatory title, includes a chapter by former Ireland & British Lions hooker Ken Kennedy titled 'the team doctor in rugby union football'. A second-hand paperback in good condition

published in 1992

178 pages

Ref: pbmigv-payne.s.1992.medico - £19.95

 

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"Retreat From Apartheid" by R Thomson

view of New Zealand's sporting contacts with South Africa, a second-hand paperback in good condition

1st Edition: 1975

Pages: 102

Ref: pbmigv-thomson.1975.retreat  - £15.00

 

QUIZ & GAMING BOOKS

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"The Rugby Quiz Book" compiled by Denis Dwyer & Craig Macfarlane

over 280 questions, a second-hand booklet in good condition

published in 1972

Pages: 24

Ref: blmiqi-dwyer.1972-rrqibk -  £5.00

 

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"Rugby News Quiz Book" compiled by Bob Howitt

Quiz questions, picture puzzles and crosswords, a second-hand booklet with a small mark to front cover

published in 1984

Pages: 94

Ref: blmiqi-howitt.1984-rrneqibk -  £8.00

 

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"Rugger Final" by Stephen Leslie illustrated by Robert Bond

A gaming book where the outcome of the match depends which page options you take, unusual. A second-hand paperback in good condition.

published in 1978 80 pages Ref: pbmiqi-leslie.s.1978,final -  £12.50

 

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"Playfair Quiz Book - Rugby" compiled by Michael Nimmo

Hundreds of quiz questions for the rugby expert, a second-hand paperback in good condition

published in 1976

Pages: 116

Ref: pbmiqi-nimmo.1976.playfair  -  £5.00

 

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"The Rugby Quiz Book" compiled by Adam Pearson

over 1200 questions covering both Rugby Union and Rugby League, a second-hand hardback book with a dust wrapper in very good condition

1st edition 2008

150 pages

Ref: bkmiqi-pearson.2008-rrqibk -  £9.00

 

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"Rugby Quiz Book" compiled by John Taylor

A second-hand hardback with illustrated boards

published in 1987 Pages: 104 Ref: bkqi-taylor.j.1987 -  £9.00

 

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"More Rugby Posers" by Huw S Thomas

Hundreds of quiz questions for the rugby expert, a second-hand booklet in good condition

published in 1980

approx 50 pages

Ref: blqi-thomas.1980.more* -  £6.50

 

REFEREEING & LAWS

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One of a series of books published in collaboration with the Sport Foundation of South Africa. A look at rugby refereeing. A reversible book in both English and Afrikaans with a foreword by Danie Craven. A second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper, an ex library book in good condition. RARE

1st Edition: 1969

Pages: 108 Ref: bkmilw-burmeister.1969.why  - £47.50

 

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Published by Vacuum Oil Company, South Africa. A look at the laws of rugby in Afrikaans with a foreword by A Pienaar.  A second-hand booklet with a signature on the front cover, generally the booklet is in good condition

published in 1947

98 pages Ref: blmilw-de.kock.1947-skeidsregter -  £44.50

 

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Published by Vacuum Oil Company, South Africa. A reversible book in both English and Afrikaans with a foreword by Danie Craven.  A second-hand booklet with some creasing and a small tear to the top edge but generally in good condition

published in 1958

116 pages Ref: blmilw-de.kock.1958.new.laws -  £24.50

 

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second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition: 1991

Pages: 191 Ref: bkmilw-fleming.1991.explained  - £8.50

 

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Australian edition of this guide to the laws with a foreword by Gordon Bray, a second-hand paperback in very good condition

published in 1992

174 pages Ref: pbmilw-fleming.1991.explained-ased  - £7.50

 

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"Rugby, A Referee’s Guide" by Ed Morrison & Derek Robinson

A secondhand paperback  in good condition

published in 1996 191 pages Ref: pbmilw-morrison.1996-rfgd  - £6.00

 

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A down to earth guide to the laws of rugby union. A second-hand paperback in good condition.

published in 1996

56 pages Ref: pbmilw-mortimer.1996.explained  - £7.50

 

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2nd edition of this down to earth guide to the laws of rugby union. A second-hand paperback in good condition.

published in 1997

80 pages Ref: pbmilw-mortimer.1997.explained-ed2  - £6.00

 

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second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition

1st Edition: 1985

Pages: 107 Ref: bkmilw-norling.1985.rruolw -  £8.00

 

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"101 Decisions" by Justus Potgieter & Freek Burger
Basic rugby laws for referees, coaches, players & spectators. Published by Stelrek, South Africa. Text in English. Well illustrated.  A second-hand paperback in good condition

published in 1994

approx 120 pages Ref: pbmilw-potgieter.1994.101 -  £19.50

 

94.jpg (38119 bytes) "History of the Laws of Rugby Football " by Admiral Sir Percy Royds
Comprehensive history of the Laws of Rugby Union. Each law is broken down into the years where changes took place and each change is detailed. Also listed are proposals for changes that were not adopted. This is the best reference work for the formative years of the laws of rugby. It is very unlikely that this book was published with a dust wrapper. This is a secondhand hardback, there is some light wear to the covers but generally the condition is very good. 
1st Edition: 1949 Pages: 241 Ref: bkhi.1949-royds-milw.xb - £175.00

 

"Why the Whistle Went" published by the RFU

Notes on the laws of Rugby union for new players, old players and spectators of all descriptions, edited by HF Ellis with illustrations by Fougasse.

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1st edition 

revised July 1948

38 pages

a second-hand booklet 

overall condition - good, noted faults - light wear to the covers

Ref: blmilw-rfu.why.whistle1948-revised -  £16.00

 

17.jpg (515885 bytes) THE SPORTS TRADER SERIES - THE LAWS OF RUGBY UNION FOOTBALL BOOKLET, CIRCA 1960s - A pocket sized booklet published by WB Tattersall Ltd containing the laws of Rugby Union Football, circa 1960s, 48 pages in good condition

Ref:  F52-100-blmilw-tattersall - £5.00

 

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"Refereeing Decisions" published by the Welsh Society of Rugby Union Referees
Questions and answers relating to the laws. A second-hand booklet in good condition

published in 1996

56 pages Ref: blmilw-wsrur.1996.rf-decisions -  £6.50

 

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For books with the actual rugby laws as published by the IRB and individual unions please visit the handbooks section on the annuals page or..............

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With uniform dust wrappers the 'Sportsman's Book Club' series of the 1950s & 1960s build into an informative library of rugby literature.  

 

90.jpg (68309 bytes) "The Encyclopedia of Rugby Football" by J.R. Jones. The A-Z of rugby football, published in 1960, 186 pages.  

Ref: MC227-bkmi-sbc.jones.jr.1960.encyc*. - £4.50

 

 

 

 

 

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