Another big weekend of rugby and we now know the Super Rugby playoff games. Here is my review of the action. Super Rugby Blues 7 - 44 Highlanders Rebels 11 - 13 Force Brumbies 24 - 37 Crusaders Chiefs 13 - 21 Hurricanes Waratahs 31 - 5 Reds Bulls 29 - 42 Cheetahs Sharks 34 - 12 Stormers... Continue Reading →
Sharing Sunday: This article was the trigger for us talking about the size of players on the #RugbyChat.
We are into the serious part of the tournament and the last round with a couple of upsets has really set the tournament alight. Here are my semi-final predictions. First here is a link to my review of the third round. How did your predictions in the last round go? 4 from 6, I totally... Continue Reading →
A exciting round to finish the group stages, with a couple of upsets. Here's my review of all the action. 4 from 6, I didn't see the results in pool A coming. Argentina 6 - 29 Scotland England 18 - 30 France Wales 66 - 3 Japan Samoa 30 - 24 Italy South Africa 46... Continue Reading →
We are into the last round of the regular season. We know the top 6 for the playoffs but the order and home ties are still up for grabs. Here are my predictions. First here is a link to my review of round 17. How did you do with last week's predictions? 6 from 7,... Continue Reading →
This is the round that really matters, this is when the top two seeds in each group will face off to decide who tops the group. Here are my predictions. First here is a link to my review of round 2. How did your predictions go in the last round? 6 from 6, another perfect... Continue Reading →
We now know our Super Rugby playoff contenders and the Junior Rugby World Championship completed their second round. Here is my review of all the action. Super Rugby Hurricanes 56 - 20 Highlanders Force 20 - 33 Brumbies Rebels 21 - 20 Bulls Blues 11 - 34 Crusaders Reds 3 - 24 Chiefs Cheetahs 33 - 58 Waratahs Stormers 19 -... Continue Reading →
Sharing Sunday: A good article looking at the laws that need to be enforced rather than trying to look at new rules to “fix” things.
The Aviva Premiership play-off final between Worcester and Bristol was rugby as it should be played; full of positive intent, creativity, bravery, controversy with a few mistakes thrown in for good measure. Unfortunately the rest of the northern hemisphere season hasn’t lived up to the same level of excitement.
Talk has already started about the latest raft of law changes that are required to make the game more entertaining but there are number of existing laws that are already in the book that need to be applied before we look at additional laws.
Here are the top 5 existing laws that we need World Rugby to instruct referees to apply:
(1) Law 15.6 – Players must be on their feet at the ruck
The illegal jackal is the bane of the modern professional game because it slows down good attacking ball and gives defences the time to reform.
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We have come to the end of one of the most exciting seasons of Premiership rugby, well a the top end anyway. Here is my review of the season and how I think all the teams got on. The Final Table Saracens were the champions beating Bath in the Twickenham final but the table finished... Continue Reading →