The Bluffer’s Guide to Rugby
The Bluffer’s Guide to Rugby will help you instantly acquire all the knowledge you need to pass as an expert in the world of rugby. Know what to say, what not to say, what to do in the company of rugby fans, and what excuses to make when the drinking games start. On the field of play never again confuse a Garryowen with a grubber, a blindside with an eye-gouge, or a spear tackle with a turnover.
Bask in the admiration of your fellow rugby lovers as you pronounce confidently on the chances of your team trouncing the opposition, impress them with your seemingly extensive knowledge of rules and tactics, and make sure that you’re well versed in the difference between the two ‘codes’ of rugby league and rugby union. Above all know that the origins of the game lie in a blatant display of cheating. All with The Bluffer’s Guide to Rugby.
Author of The Bluffer’s Guide to Rugby, Steven Gauge’s response to an impending midlife crisis didn’t involve piercings, body art or a red sports car – instead, he decided to take up rugby. What he found on the pitch was a wonderful game, far removed from the televised glamour of professional rugby, where ordinary blokes with ordinary jobs (and some extraordinary beer bellies) get together once in a while and have a lovely time rolling around in mud and sweat.
When he’s not captaining the Fourths at his local club, and living off the meagre earnings from the sales of his first rugby book ‘My Life as a Hooker’, Steven is hard at work in the rough and tumble world of political consultancy. He feels a lot safer there than at the bottom of a heaving pile of fifteen malodorous and overweight men.
Paperback: 128 pages
New edition (1 March 2014)
Product Dimensions: 16 x 11 x 1 cm