Weekend Rugby Review – 15 June

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 →


Junior Rugby World Championship 2015 Semi-Final Predictions

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 →

Weekend Rugby Review – 8th June

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 →

5 existing rugby laws that referees need to apply

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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