Welsh Books Council

RYGBI - 13 September 2019

Rygbi;  the book that contains everything you need to know about the world of rugby, from how to play, iconic players, the World Cup, legendary teams as well as all the facts and figures to make us all excited about this wonderful and all-consuming game!

This stunning new hardback book, published by the award winning Rily Publications, is launched in time for the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan, and includes a wealth of facts, statistics and information, illustrations and photographs relating to all aspects of the game both past and present. There are even sections explaining exactly how to play the game, player positions, moves and the scoring system, making this a comprehensive and accessible handbook suitable for all ages.

The 64-page book, originally published by Dorling Kindersley, has been adapted into Welsh by Sioned Lleinau, a keen rugby supporter herself, and includes particular reference to Welsh players and games, as well as referring to the international scene and iconic teams such as the New Zealand All Blacks and Silver Ferns, not to mention world-famous players such as Jonathan Davies, Jonah Lomu, Francois Peinaar to name but a few.  

"You don’t need to be a rugby fan to be able to enjoy this wonderful presentation of the rugby world in all its glory," explains Sioned Lleinau. "With such a wide variety of facts and information relating to the game, from it’s origins and invention in 1823 up to the present day and the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, you cannot fail to be drawn into the exciting and colourful world of rugby."

A powerhouse of rugby facts, with all you need to know about how to play, plus rugby legends past and present.

A perfect buy for the Rugby World Cup! This thrilling introduction to rugby helps kids get to grips with the rules of rugby, learn rugby skills, and gen up on rugby world records. The book looks at the history of the game, and touches on the main types or rugby, including Rugby Union, Rugby League, Rugby Sevens and Tag Rugby.

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