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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 14 new and published books in the subject of Rugby — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. The Other Sport Mega-Event: Rugby World Cup 2011

    Edited by Steven Jackson

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    The mention of sport mega-events conjures up images and memories of London 2012 or anticipation of FIFA 2014, the 2016 Rio Olympics and beyond. Indeed, the expanding annual calendar of sport mega-events, both in terms of the bidding process and the actual hosting of the event means that there is...

    Published January 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Science and Football VII

    The Proceedings of the Seventh World Congress on Science and Football

    Edited by Hiroyuki Nunome, Barry Drust, Brian Dawson

    Science and Football VII showcases the very latest scientific research into the variety of sports known as ‘football’. These include soccer, the national codes (American football, Australian rules football and Gaelic football), and the rugby codes (union and league). Bridging the gap between theory...

    Published April 16th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Complexity and Control in Team Sports

    Dialectics in contesting human systems

    By Felix Lebed, Michael Bar-Eli

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science

    Complexity and Control in Team Sports is the first book to apply complex systems theory to ‘soccer-like’ team games (including basketball, handball and hockey) and to present a framework for understanding and managing the elite sports team as a multi-level complex system. Conventional...

    Published March 5th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Routledge Handbook of Sports Performance Analysis

    Edited by Tim McGarry, Peter O'Donoghue, Jaime Sampaio

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    Sport performance analysis techniques help coaches, athletes and sport scientists develop an objective understanding of actual sport performance, as opposed to self-report, fitness tests or laboratory based experiments. For example, contemporary performance analysis enables elite sports people and...

    Published February 14th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Science and Football (Routledge Revivals)

    Proceedings of the first World Congress of Science and Football Liverpool, 13-17th April 1987

    Edited by Tom Reilly, Adrian Lees, Keith Davids, W. J. Murphy

    First published in 1988, this book contains edited and revised papers presented at the first World Congress of Science and Football. Held under the auspices of the International Council of Sport, Science, and Physical Education, the Congress was a unique gathering of international scientists...

    Published February 12th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Strength and Conditioning for Team Sports

    Sport-Specific Physical Preparation for High Performance, second edition

    By Paul Gamble

    Strength and Conditioning for Team Sports is designed to help trainers and coaches to devise more effective high-performance training programs for team sports. This remains the only evidence-based study of sport-specific practice to focus on team sports and features all-new chapters covering...

    Published October 19th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Science and Football VI

    The Proceedings of the Sixth World Congress on Science and Football

    Edited by Thomas Reilly, Feza Korkusuz

    Science and Football VI showcases the very latest scientific research into the variety of sports known as football. These include the games of association football, the rugby codes (union and league), and the national codes (American, Australian and Gaelic). The book aims to bridge the gap between...

    Published July 26th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Australian Sport

    Antipodean Waves of Change

    Edited by Kristine Toohey, Tracy Taylor

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Australia is only a small player in the world’s political and economic landscapes, yet, for many decades, it has been considered to be a global powerhouse in terms of its sporting successes. In conjunction with this notion, the nation has long been portrayed as having a preoccupation with sport....

    Published November 17th 2010 by Routledge

  9. A Social History of English Rugby Union

    By Tony Collins

    From the myth of William Webb Ellis to the glory of the 2003 World Cup win, this book explores the social history of rugby union in England. Ever since Tom Brown’s Schooldays the sport has seen itself as the guardian of traditional English middle-class values. In this fascinating new history,...

    Published January 13th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Performance Assessment for Field Sports

    By Christopher Carling, Tom Reilly, A. Mark Williams

    What are the most effective tools, techniques and technologies available to coaches and sport scientists in the assessment of player and team performance? This is the first book dedicated to the assessment of performance in field sports such as soccer, rugby, hockey and lacrosse. It provides...

    Published November 28th 2008 by Routledge