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Can a rugby match be crowdfunded?

Crowdfunding has taken the world by storm. Only recently Neil Young managed to raise $800 million in 3 days to fund the "PONO Player"...

Die Pypkan

Or for our English readers,"The side-step". I have recently come across this tendency from young players where either the ball is kept in both hands...

When props can pass

Earlier this week I asked you guys about the tackle and which key factors influence it. Today I want to share with you (even Methos)...

The intricacies of player technique

I have over the past few years developed a software program called 'Rugby Skillset', that is currently being converted into an Android Application. I...

AJ Venter Talks to Ruggaworld

Regular blogger Americano requested that we try and hunt down AJ Venter for an interview and today we are proud to give you this...

The Currie Cup Worldwide

The term "Californication" was coined somewhere in the 1990's by economists to describe the practice whereby something is marketed and sold as 'something' while...

A Munster Limerick

We have been discussing on this site some problems and solutions around the marketing of rugby in South Africa. Today I want to introduce...

Turning Water Into Wine

  Everyone judges South African rugby based on the performance or non-performance of our beloved Springbok team. The Boks are after-all considered to be the...

TV Game Stats – Ellis Park

Here they are. Despite all the optimism engulfing the Boks right now I tried to just look at it objectively based on actual performance...

Marketing Solutions for SARU

This week I wrote an article questioning the South African Rugby Union’s (SARU) commitment to marketing the game as a means to retain some...

Do You Know What Hurling Is?

Do you know what Hurling is? It’s a game only played in the 26 counties of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland with a...

TV Game Stats: CapeTown

South African fans are an odd bunch. After being comprehensively beaten in Auckland we somehow feel more positive than ever about our team and...

The Scrumming Monsters

Finally an article that describes the scrum set-piece in a way that gets even a former backline player excited about it. And best of...

How is Ross Skeate doing?

After an intriguing tweet a coupe of weeks back we decided to catch up with one of the great locks in the modern game,...

Ruggaworld’s World Cup XV

All this talk of the iRB Rugby World Cup being launched today makes me slightly excited and jittery at the same time. Can you...

You dont lose when you learn

There will be enough hot air spewed on other platforms over what transpired in Auckland. I choose to analyze the match using the Duckworth...

Can talent alone beat Scotland?

Ruggaworld this week is privileged to speak to what is becoming a growing phenomena in the world of rugby: a female rugby nutter! We...

TV Game Stats

Here they are. Let me know if you agree with the categories of each and the scoring thereof:

Laurie Fisher Answers Ruggaworld

Brumbies forward coach and allround rugby union legend Laurie Fisher this week answers our readers. We thank Laurie for doing this, especially considering how...

A message to save Australia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EY7lYRneHc This man should be sent to all corners of the island in an effort to save Ozzie. :support: :Ollie:

Shutting up the doubters

Wow. These 3 letters probably sum up how most of us felt after George Clancy blew the final whistle of a historic test match at...

TV Game Stats

If Saturday in Brisbane was a TV game...

Pity the Australian Man

Look the Ozzies have a great country and they cleverly do not allow anyone else to share their spoils (have you seen that program...

Dr Sherylle Calder Answers!

The very busy Dr Calder dedicated some of her time to answer our questions. If you guys want to challenge her on some of...

These Props can Play!

Its well known on this site how I feel about fatties in the backline. I often feel that entire packs of forwards spend an...

Rob Kearney answers Ruggaworld

Irish International full back this week answers some of our questions. The kid has been on fire for country and province and has for...

The World’s Schools in Union

Ruggaworld today launches an exciting Facebook campaign whereby we ask school kids and coaches and parents from around the world to post a picture...

Don’t You Dare Blame Pienaar

In a week when all a sundry will be taking pot shots at the Boks, we at Ruggaworld will as usual take the calmer...

RW Exclusive: Greg Peters Answers

SANZAR CEO last week agreed to asnwer Ruggaworld readers' questions. Here are his responses: 1) St PetersburgBok asks: "Why this great concern over providing a...

The Rolling Maul is Anti-Rugby

So the Boks this weekend scored 12 million tries off the maul – so too did Western Province snatch a late win using the...

The Week Ahead

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7eZD3TKn_M “Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance.” – Mary Mary, 2000 Ruggaworld hereby formally request the Springbok team management to chuck...

Touring Boks Announced

Heyneke Meyer this morning announced his squad to tour Argentina for the second Rugby Championship match this Saturday. The squad sees only two changes...

The Wild Etzebeths – Part Two

Today we feature and article on Eben Etzebeth - now read some more about his famous uncles: I am meanwhile pondering whether every team needs...

Audio: Q&A Gonzalo Camacho

Argentina team manager Rafael Laria forwarded Ruggaworld this audio recording from a recent interview with Leicester wing Gonzalo Camacho discussing among other things -...

Chris Chameleon talks rugga

A great musician and actor gives a witty (and knowledgeable) response to our Q's. Best thing - he is on here at 8 tonight...

Questions for Greg

Ruggaworld are pleased to announce that Mr Greg Peters, SANZAR CEO and chief organizer of Super Ruby and The Rugby Championship - has agreed...

The Week Ahead

Wow. And there we have it: week one of a 6-team competition and already most of my friends spend their Sunday planning next Saturday-...

RW Exclusive: James Brown Research

Today we are proud to introduce you to James Brown, who is currently in his final year of his PhD which is evaluating the BokSmart...

The Wild Etzebeths – Part One

This is an article by long-time Ruggaworld writer “Boertjie” that originally appeared in Die Burger, July 2010. Please excuse my translation as I am...

Ruggaworld Future Stars

At Ruggaworld we understand that the next great Springbok will not necessarily hail from Affies or Grey College. We further value the contribution made...

The Week Ahead

You can put a guy with 3 naked supermodels in a Jacuzzi, yet leave him there too long and he will eventually lose his...

Heads on the block

Ok boys and girls- who is gonna win this Super Trophy? By how much - and why do you say so? The winner gets...

The Thursday Q & A

Hi Dave, Its nice to catch up with a one-time Saffa abroad. It’s even better that we don’t have to sing you something. In fact the...

We need a 9, and proper statistics (update)

On Monday I submitted this article and asked for opinions on which South African scrummie you thought had performed best this year. My plan...

And the World Cup winner is…Wales

The clown show has started this week. First the Irish Times  thought it wise to select a Lions team to beat the Kiwis in...

We need a 9

Which scrummie do you think performed best thus far in 2013?  On Wednesday afternoon we will publish some statistics on the various scrumhalves in...

Schalk Burger and the 40 year old third team lock.

I think it’s vitally important for SA rugby fans to reflect on what Schalk Burgers’ imminent return to the game means for the sport,...

The week ahead on Ruggaworld

The week ahead on Ruggaworld. Hi Rugrats, We hope you had a fantastic weekend watching schools rugby games and TV rugby games and generally annoying your...