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Learn how to play rugby with Rugby Revealed, a new guide to the game for players of all ages and abilities. This highly illustrated book was No1 on Amazon on release and features exclusive interviews with over 100 top rugby players and coaches who explain the different rugby positions and share their advice on the core skills and set piece.

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Rugby Revealed is about today’s winners inspiring the future generation of champions. This isn’t theory, it is 100+ top international players and coaches explaining the game we love.

This engaging guide to rugby union will help coaches and players understand the modern game. With its mix of contributions from leading names, practical coaching advice and player statistics, Rugby Revealed shares the experience of those involved at the highest levels of the sport, and the data that drives it, to provide the definitive guide to the game.

Professional players such as Jamie Roberts, Aaron Smith, Johnny Sexton, George Ford, Cian Healy, Manu Tuilagi, Keven Mealamu and Marcos Ayerza among others, share their insights, and describe the roles and responsibilities required for their individual positions.

Rugby Revealed also features advice from leading coaches, including Stuart Lancaster, Mike Cron, Dr Dave Alred, Mike Ford, Brendan Venter and Sir John Kirwan, who breakdown the correct technique for core skills, the mechanics of the set piece, as well as the elements of a successful attack and defence.

With contributions from more than 100 of the top names in the sport this highly accessible guide will help players and coaches reach their rugby potential.

Rugby Reaveled The Team

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Rugby Revealed: Meet the Authors

Gavin Hickie Co-Author of Rugby Revealed

Founder of popular rugby website,, Gavin Hickie is passionate about helping young players and coaches reach their rugby potential. Head Coach of Dartmouth College and part of the USA Rugby All American coaching staff, Gavin has over 25 years experience in the sport, including a decade at the top of the game as a professional player for Leinster, London Irish, Worcester and Leicester Tigers, along with representing Ireland at various levels in 15s and 7s.

In addition to coaching, Gavin shares his expertise as an analyst for leading rugby publications.

Eilidh Donaldson Co-Author of Rugby Revealed

Eilidh Donaldson is the creator of sports news hub Tweetsport, regular blogger, passionate rugby supporter and an integral part of the LineoutCoach team. Her perspective as a fan compliments Gavin’s in-depth knowledge of the game.

Her consultancy Ginger Midget helps grow businesses in the sports sector.

Rugby Revealed: List of Contributors

Rugby Revealed Supe Squad Final


Cian Healy (Ireland & Leinster)
Dan Cole (England & Leicester Tigers)
Jack McGrath (Ireland & Leinster)
Marcos Ayerza (Argentina & Leicester Tigers)
Martin Castrogiovanni (Italy & Toulon)
Mike Ross (Ireland & Leinster)
Owen Franks (New Zealand & Crusaders)

Ben Kayser (France & Clermont Auvergne)
Bismarck du Plessis (Springboks & Sharks)
Corey Flynn (New Zealand & Toulouse)
Keven Mealamu (New Zealand & Blues)
Schalk Brits (Springboks & Saracens)

Devin Toner (Ireland & Leinster)
Eben Etzebeth (Springboks & Stormers)
Geoff Parling (England & Leicester Tigers)
George Robson (England & Harlequins)
Jamie Cudmore (Canada & Clermont Auvergne)
Jim Hamilton (Scotland & Saracens)
Joe Launchbury  (England & Wasps)
Marco Bortolami (Italy & Zebre)

Jacques Burger (Namibia & Saracens)
Kelly Brown (Scotland & Saracens)
Sam Warburton (Wales & Cardiff Blues)
Scott Lavalla (USA & Stade Français)
Sean O’Brien (Ireland & Leinster)
Shane Jennings (Ireland & Leinster)
Steffon Armitage (England & Toulon)
Tom Wood (England & Northampton Saints)

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David Denton (Scotland & Edinburgh)
Duane Vermeulen (Springboks & Stormers)
Juan Leguizamon (Argentina & Lyon)
Jerome Kaino (New Zealand & Blues)
Todd Clever (USA & OMBAC)
Tyler Ardron (Canada & Ospreys)

Scrum half                      
Aaron Smith (New Zealand & Highlanders)
Ben Youngs (England & Leicester Tigers)
Mike Blair (Scotland & Newcastle Falcons)
Rory Kockott (France & Castres)
Ruan Pienaar (Springboks & Ulster)

Fly half                              
Andy Goode (England & Wasps)
Beauden Barrett(New Zealand & Hurricanes)
Felipe Contepomi (Argentina)
George Ford (England & Bath)
Handre Pollard (Springboks & The Bulls)
Ian Madigan (Ireland & Leinster)
Johnny Sexton (Ireland & Leinster)
Ruaridh Jackson (Scotland & Wasps)

Conrad Smith (New Zealand & Hurricanes)
Gordon D’Arcy (Ireland & Leinster)
Jamie Roberts (Wales & Racing Metro)
Ma’a Nonu (New Zealand & Hurricanes)
Manu Tuilagi (England & Leicester Tigers)
Nemani Nadolo (Fiji & Crusaders)
Rene Ranger (New Zealand & Montpellier)

Blaine Scully (USA & Leicester Tigers)
Brett Thompson (USA & Edinburgh)
George North (Wales & Northampton Saints)
Horacio Agulla (Argentina & Bath)
Marland Yarde (England & Harlequins)
Tommy Bowe (Ireland & Ulster)

Full Back   
Andrea Masi (Italy & Wasps)
Chris Wyles (USA & Saracens)
Rob Kearney (Ireland & Leinster)
Willie Le Roux (Springboks & The Cheetahs)

Leigh Halfpenny (Wales & Toulon)


Aaron Mauger (Leicester Tigers)
Alex King (Northampton Saints)
Alex Magleby (USA & Dartmouth College)
Ben Herring (Forwards & Defence Coach)
Brendan Venter (Sharks)
Conor O’Shea (Harlequins Director of Rugby)
Daryl Gibson (NSW Waratahs)
Dave Hewett (Crusaders)
Eddie Jones (Japan Head Coach)
Gary Gold (Sharks Director of Rugby)
Geordan Murphy (Leicester Tigers)
Graham Rowntree (England Forwards Coach)
Gregor Townsend (Glasgow Warriors Head Coach)
Les Kiss (Ireland Assistant Coach)
Mark McCall (Saracens Head Coach)
Mike Catt (England Attacking Skills Coach)
Mike Cron (New Zealand Forwards Coach)
Mike Ford (Bath Director of Rugby)
Mike Tolkin (USA Head Coach)
Paul Burke (Backs Coach)
Rob Hoadley (Defence Coach)
Rob Howley (Wales Back Coach)
Scott Lawrence (Life University)
Sir John Kirwan (Blues Head Coach)
Stuart Lancaster (England Head Coach)


Specialist Coaches

Dr Dave Alred (Elite Performance Coach)
Greg Hechter (Stormers’ Kicking Coach)

Billy Millard (Cardiff Blues)
Isa Nacewa (Blues)

John Dams (Harlequins)
Ollie Richardson (Queensland Reds)
Stephan Du Toit (Stormers)

Mick Byrne (All Blacks Skills Coach)
Nick White (Blues Set Piece Coach)
Simon Hardy (RFU Specialist Coach)

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