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Expansive approach might just work

There was a change brought about by Peter de Villiers in the way South Africans look to approach the game, and it might just...

Has money killed everything?

Professionalism in rugby changed a lot of things, but in any team sport loyalty and pride for the team and jersey is crucial. ...

IRB can shove the ELV’s

Eddie Jones has not changed his views on the ELV's, and apart from only one law, he reckons they IRB can shove them. Rugby365 Known in...

Will Owens get it right?

Bok coach Peter de Villiers is frustrated with the interpretation of the laws. Springbok coach Peter de Villiers says that contrasting refereeing interpretations have left...

Breakdown blues

There is much confusion in the interpretation of the new laws at the breakdown. Liam del Carme - Beeld The Springboks’ struggle to adapt to the...

Law changes proposed

Law changes, aimed at removing some of the most irritating features of modern rugby, have been suggested by former test referee Freek Burger. Gerhard Burger...

ELV’s – Did we need them?

A report in News24 suggests that the ELV's for all its glamour actually failed to deliver on its promise. The saying all that glitters is...

Jones still wary of ELVs

Eddie Jones hailed his Saracens side after a 44-14 victory over Newcastle on Sunday gave his current team their first English Premiership victory of...

ELVs aimed at Boks

Former Springbok coach Jake White believes the introduction of the new experimental laws forms part of an attempt to remove big, physical forwards, of...

Hostile English ‘resent’ ELVs

With the spectre of a raft of new laws being foisted upon the game, Ed Morrison, the head of England's referees, warned that coaches...

Eddie Moans lays into ELV’s

Saracens Director of Rugby Eddie Jones has said that the introduction of the experimental law variations (ELVs) are more about entertainment than improving the...

ELV’s clarified

Mercifully we are getting closer to having one set of Laws to try to figure out. At present there are two - on for...

Players gives ELVs thumbs up

Leading Australian, New Zealand and South African players have sent a telling message to their sceptical northern hemisphere counterparts that the experimental law variations...

ELVs: Wrong end of stick

Somebody has grabbed the wrong end of the stick. The experimental rugby laws will be applied worldwide from August 1, says André Watson. Liam...

O’Neill warns of split over ELVs

Australian rugby chief John O'Neill yesterday warned that the game is in danger of a worldwide split over the new law variations. Peter Bills writes...

Maul will keep on rolling

Fears that the experimental laws may result in the disappearance of the rolling maul have been allayed by Marius Jonker, one of South Africa?s...

Rule changes giving birth to a monster

For the last month, Ireland's maternity hospitals and rugby in the southern hemisphere have had a lot in common. George Hook writes for Independent.ie that...

Do not adjust your sets

THERE were Tests in Japan, Fiji, New Zealand, South Africa, Wales, Canada, Lithuania and Argentina over the weekend, plus Pacific Nations Cup matches, Churchill...

ELV’s = Rugby

The experimental laws that were applied in Super 14 rugby this year resulted in a marked increase in action, and an increase of 13...

Adopt Super 14 laws

Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has urged SANZAR to use the new Super 14 laws in the Tri-Nations tournament this year, arguing it is the...

ELVs for South Africa

André Watson, South Africa's manager of referees, has issued a statement on the Laws of the Game to be played for the rest of...

ELVs for South Africa

André Watson, South Africa's manager of referees, has issued a statement on the Laws of the Game to be played for the rest of...

ELV’s go global

The International Rugby Board (IRB) Council have announced that it had approved a global trial of Experimental Law Variations (ELVs) for a 12-month period...

Who will have the balls?

Every man and his dog have had something to say about the performance of the referees in this years Super 14 competition, but most...

More ELV’s for Freddie

French international flyhalf Frederic Michalak says the new experimental law variations (ELVs) on trial in this year's Super 14 should be quickly introduced to...

Opposition to ELV’s weakening

Northern hemisphere nations are warming to rugby's experimental law variations (ELVs), Australian rugby union chief John O'Neill said on Friday. News24 reports that the...

No ELV’s for tests – Henry

All Blacks coach Graham Henry wants to see the old rules played at international level all year and not the contentious Experimental Law Variations...

Hybrid would be an unholy union

"I've always said the smartest thing rugby should do is merge with rugby league." Spiro Zavos writes for Rugbyheaven that he hopes the chairman of...

Patrick ….. on the New Laws

Most teams are now settling down with the new rules, except perhaps for the Bulls. It is becoming obvious that some of the changes are...

New laws a bit crazy – Matfield

Victor Matfield has called for moderation by the game's authorities over the contentious issue of the new laws. Peter Bills writes for IOL that although...

Ruck Off You Nancy Aussies

You can never rely on the French. All they had to do was go to Cardiff last weekend with a bit of fire in...

Let’s get a’rucking

One of the most extraordinary aspects of the unfolding Super 14 is the fact that the Aussies are complaining that the law experiments have...

The Legend: “Adapt or die”

sport365 columnist Robbie Fleck is man enough to admit when he gets something wrong. This week, the former Springbok centre doffs his cap to...

Jones warns SA rugby teams

South African rugby on Saturday night got a warning from former Australian coach Eddie Jones - according to him, rugby's new laws, currently being...

Effect of ELVs, S14, Round 4

After Round 3 of the Super 14, being played under the Experimental Law Variations, André Watson, South Africa's manager of referees has produced some...

Spectators are loving the ELVs

The jury is still out on the ELVs, but the spectators are loving a game that have fewer pile-ups and scrums and asks for...

Eddie questions ELV’s

Eddie Jones, who coached the Wallabies to the 2003 World Cup Final and won gold at the 2007 World Cup with South Africa, has...

‘Nowhere to hide’ with new rugby laws

Some northern hemisphere unions have voiced strong reservations about new rules that are being trialled in the southern hemisphere, Australian rugby boss John O'Neill...

Crisis talks as British Lions tour chaos looms

Crisis talks are under way to try to prevent next year's British and Irish Lions rugby union tour to South Africa descending into chaos. Writes...

Sensation! Rugby in deep crisis!

Here are some of the main elements of an official International Rugby Board press release which appeared last week: Writes Stephen Jones as part of...

New rules are being set up to fail

The chances of the IRB introducing the experimental law variations at the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand appear increasingly unlikely. Reports The Australian To be...

‘Players don’t have fitness for new laws’

A few years ago Eddie Jones proposed an inter-change bench of 13 to redefine the game of union, to make it that non-stop affair...

Episodes of Loving have produced more Semi’s than this …

Our favorite Irish Free State supporter vents his spleen about certain tactical consequences of the ELV's on overseas players . . . . ....

The ominous sounds of slaughter – a dry black autumn

Yeah, it's easy to say in hindsight but I've been warning so stuff it I'm gonna gloat. I saw it coming. The Cheetahs and their structures...

Law discussions: S14 week 1

The Super 14 has come upon us and most of the law concentration has been on the Experimental Law Variations as introduced into the...

Habana: ELVs undermine the very essence of rugby

Bulls wing Bryan Habana has passed a damning judgment on the Experimental Law Variations, echoing sentiments expressed by his captain, Fourie du Preez, after...