Law Discussion – Dangerous tackles

March 6, 2017 0

Tweet EXCLUSIVE: RUGBY365 LAW GURU PAUL DOBSON LOOKS AT THE IMMEDIATE EFFECTS OF THE INCREASED SANCTIONS FOR PLAYING AN OPPONENT’S HEAD. The heightened awareness of the danger of head injuries led to a recent promulgation […]

Talk of the weekend: Italy tactics against England

February 27, 2017 0

Tweet Social media as gone wild with the tactics Italy used against England in Sundays Six Nations Championship. Italy’s tactics saw their defenders stand in England’s backline after a tackle as no offside line had […]

SANZAAR Enhances Super Rugby TMO Protocol

February 17, 2017 3

Tweet SANZAAR has today announced that it has made an amendment to the Television Match Official (TMO) protocol for the 2017 Super Rugby season. The amendment reflects the emerging technology that is now available in terms […]

SANZAAR updates judicial process

February 16, 2017 0

Tweet SANZAAR has today confirmed a new and updated judicial process that will be implemented for Super Rugby 2017. Rugby’s governing body, World Rugby, has endorsed the process and SANZAAR believes it represents an enhancement […]

Watch out for these new law amendments

January 31, 2017 2

Tweet Five changes to the Laws of Rugby will come into effect when the season kicks off in South Africa, following approval by the World Rugby Council late last year. The main aim of these […]

Crazy tackles clampdown ‘unreffable’

January 12, 2017 2

Tweet Frustrated coaches have given a double thumbs-down to the zero-tolerance application of laws related to dangerous tackles, reports Vodacom rugby “It’s luck of the draw and you’re going to end up with a crazy situation,” […]

World Rugby comes down on high tackle

December 15, 2016 1

Tweet World Rugby has further strengthened its commitment to injury prevention by announcing details of a zero-tolerance approach to reckless and accidental head contact in the sport. While injuries in the game are not on […]

World Rugby announce new law trials

November 19, 2016 0

Tweet Five amendments to law will be trialled in the southern hemisphere from 1 January and from 1 August in the north.   Five changes to law will be trialled globally next year after they […]

Law Discussion: Cancelled Tries

October 27, 2016 0

Tweet   EXCLUSIVE: RUGBY365 LAW GURU PAUL DOBSON LOOKS AT TWO INCIDENTS IN MATCHES THIS PAST SATURDAY WHERE TRIES WERE ‘SCORED’ AND THEN CANCELLED FOR WHAT HAPPENED EARLIER IN THE MOVE. You can get more […]

Law discussion: Boot to ball

March 14, 2016 40

Tweet There was considerable discussion of the penalty try and yellow card in the match between the Stormers and the Sharks on Saturday….writes SA Rugby Referees There was lots of upset people with the decision. […]

Law changes set for 2016

December 24, 2015 0

Tweet World Rugby has announced that a number of minor amendments and closed law trials will come into effect in 2016. A number of minor law amendments approved and announced in September will come into […]

Law discussion: PT & YC Jacques Portgieter

June 29, 2015 5

Tweet Referees do not make laws but they are required to apply those others have made……by: Rugby365 In Sydney the Waratahs were penalised five metres from their line. Lima Sopoaga, the Highlanders’ flyhalf must, shaped […]

When will SANZAR do something on Tip Tackles?

March 25, 2015 0

Tweet There are so many opinions on dangerous play in the world of rugby, which include hitting a player, stamping on a player, kicking a player and the dangerous “Tip Tackle” (Spear Tackle). By: Jacques […]

Holding back deserves a card – Kaplan

May 22, 2014 4

Tweet Top retired referee Jonathan Kaplan has called on referees to stamp out the illegal tactic of holding players back in rugby games as he spoke to SuperSport. Much of the attention these past few […]

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