Posts Tagged ‘ Rugby Laws ’

The TMO – Fix it, or get rid of it

May 21, 2013
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The TMO – Fix it, or get rid of it

In the beginning of the year I wrote an article expressing my concern on the effect the extended power to the TMO will have in the game in this year’s competition – with some justification it now seems.
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Posted in Columnists, Laws and Technical Issues, Referees | 34 Comments »

The ‘hit’ is the problem after-all

January 22, 2013
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A week or so back I (stupidly) decided to give my opinion in an area of the game very few know anything about, the scrum, but it seems by a shot of luck I might not have been far off! My post ‘The hit is a miss’ dealt with issues at scrum time and...
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Posted in General Discussions, Laws and Technical Issues | 11 Comments »

Video killing the Rugby star?

January 15, 2013
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Video killing the Rugby star?

Rugby just would not be rugby if we went into a new year without some law changes or amendments, and the boys at the IRB and SANZAR did not disappoint.
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Posted in Columnists, Laws and Technical Issues | 33 Comments »

The hit is a miss

January 7, 2013
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The hit is a miss

This time of year rugby lovers (in the Southern Hemisphere) are forced to sit through the best Europe has to offer if they want their weekly rugby union fix and it has been interesting in some aspects to see what is happening up North.
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Posted in Columnists, Laws and Technical Issues, Referees | 29 Comments »

Are refs just making stuff up?

January 4, 2013
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Are refs just making stuff up?

It has long been suspected that referees are guessing when it comes to calls at scrum or ruck time, but blatantly making laws up as they go along?
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Posted in Columnists, Laws and Technical Issues, Referees | 9 Comments »

IRB introduces new law amendments

May 16, 2012
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IRB introduces new law amendments

The International Rugby Board and its Member Unions have sanctioned a global trial of five aspects of Law amendments following an extensive process of consultation and evaluation.
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Posted in Laws and Technical Issues, Referees, Rugby Union Fans | 49 Comments »

Cooper appeal dismissed

July 28, 2010
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A SANZAR Appeals Committee has dismissed an appeal by Australian first five-eighth Quade Cooper against his two-week suspension imposed after the Australia v South Africa Tri Nations Test match in Brisbane on Saturday 24 July 2010.
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Stormers cheated out of fair contest

May 31, 2010
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I KNOW northern and southern hemisphere rugby is played to different laws, but I never knew that the northern and southern discrepancy applied to South African rugby.
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Posted in Expert Opinion | 33 Comments »

A move in the right direction

February 1, 2010
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The talk prior to the start of the Super 14 is the breakdown, and after all is said and done, from what I have seen I believe we are moving in the right direction.
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Posted in Laws and Technical Issues | 49 Comments »

Leave the laws alone

December 2, 2009
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I am getting so sick and tired of rugby experts bitching about the laws of the game in the mainstream press.
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Posted in Columnists | 49 Comments »

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