Archive for May, 2009

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

ELVs: Bye Bye… good riddance !

Source: Full ELVs deserve a fitting farewell– Spiro Zavos Extracts… THE Super 14 final at Pretoria next Saturday night between the Bulls and the Chiefs will, unfortunately, be the last major match to be played under the full ELVs. Unfortunately, because the two semi-finals were matches that reflected the best of the rugby code, with […]

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Blog power demonstrated…

Before this blog made an obvious comparison to this guy… See this After a reader of this blog passed the message over to Mr Foster ( Coach of Super 14 Chiefs) Looks heaps better after razor did its job, what was he thinking !! ha ha ha

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Super 15: The downside ..

Source: Is this Sanzar’s biggest error? – Danny Stephens POINT1..”the whole lot appears to be such a half-measured set of improvisations that it is doubtful whether anyone is truly happy. “…. POINT2..”a fifth franchise in Australia despite some of his finest coaches and figures in the game warning Australia does not have the playing stocks. […]

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Super Rugby: The upside of a conference competition.

From 2011 there will be 3 x 5 team conferences: NZ, AU and SA. All producing 2 teams each for a 6 team play offs (two teams from each conference). There is already talk of expanding the conferences to 6 teams to allow Japan and another SA team into the mix. (Source: Japanese set to […]

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Super 15: ARU and ONeill wins, what does the NZRU get ?

Source: Wallabies go toe-to-toe with rival codes– Greg Growden But it is after the Super season that rugby will have a critical effect on the other Australian football codes, with the Tri Nations being deliberately pushed back to the August-October period, enabling Australian rugby to have a major presence when the rugby league and Australian […]

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Super 15 (22 weeks) – No ABs in the in finals.

Source: Frustrated players save Sanzar  – Gregor Paul ..”An extended Super 15 will further decrease the importance of the provincial championship as the overlap will be greater. If Super 15 runs until early August, followed almost immediately by the Tri Nations, All Black involvement is going to be zero.”.. COMMENTS: Well wont that be fun, […]

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

ELVs Debate Over: The result is…

On May 13 the IRB Council approved…the following… Recommendations for the IRB CouncilThe following is recommended to the IRB Council for adoption into Law: Law 6 – Assistant Referees able to assist Referees in any way the Referee requires Law 19 – If a team puts the ball back in their own 22 and the […]

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Unfortunate look a likes: Foster and McCaw

Seriously you do the match ups..Foster, McCaw, Hitler and Doris ! Ha ha Sorry if you have a sensitive demeanor, but come on, its funny !

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

World Rugby Course Change: Dublin May 13

The IRB (including SANZAR) are conducting a big meeting the Dublin this weekend, the direction of rugby is certain areas will become clear 1) What ELVs are in or out ? 2) SANZAR or SANZAR ? Its going to be very interesting…What will the ‘old farts’ decide (ak Wil Carling)

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

TRIBUTE: Sir Keith Park, support the cause !

       Sir Keith Park – WW2 flying hero, one of the Kiwis that the poms really like ! Source : Statue of NZ airman set for Trafalgar Square London authorities have approved the erection of a statue of New Zealand airman Keith Park in Trafalgar Square. The statue will go on the square’s fourth […]

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Jokes : Aussie family moves to New Zealand

Ausie family arrives in New Zealand. Son’s first day at school and the father say’s “OK son what happened at school today” “I topped the class at Math’s today”. “Well son thats because your a Aussie!” Second day at school and the father say’s “what happened at school today” “I topped class in English” “Well son […]

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Trans Tasman Cup: may fly….goodie !

        Source: We’ll show you the money if players want, says stunned O’Neill– Greg Growden O’Neill also confirmed that an alternative trans-Tasman Asia-Pacific tournament was discussed at a meeting between ARU and New Zealand Rugby Union officials in Sydney on Thursday. This follows Australia and New Zealand being in major conflict with South Africa over […]

Friday, May 1st, 2009

BetterRugbyRules Wish List..

What this blog prefers to happen in the NZ rugby world. ELVs watered down – DONE ! SANZAR becomes NZAR – work in progress. Super rugby is limited within the Asia Pacific time zone ( AU, NZ, Asia, Pacific) – work in progress. No night rugby in NZ in June and July – hard rock […]