Archive for April, 2008

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

ELVs – Idiots like ‘Phil Wilkins’ have me worried!

 Phil Wilkins writes: Paranoid androids up north have got it all wrong on the new laws (Source: ) Extracts.. ..”Declining crowd attendances, loss of revenue and criticism of the game “.. My Comment: Not up north apparently. Down under administrators have done more damage to the game. See post here. ..”What a sin that rugby is faster […]

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Rugby Sabbatical – Ok with me !

The RWC is rugby Olympics. (Note: It was the NZRU that wanted the RWC, so bite your tongue, before you scream.) In most Olympic sports, there are the lull years immediate after the games. An athlete can not be primed to 110% all the time. If a player does remove themselves from the local NZ competition […]

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Hip Hip Hooray – English RFU shows some balls !

Source : See post here. The subject is ELV. Extracts…  …”They are also concerned about possible long-term implications, such as driving the maul out of rugby and reducing the scrum’s importance. ..”Those opposed to the variations believe rugby could become little more than glorified touch-rugby, taking away much of its power, technique and confrontation. […]

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Super rugby – It’s in safe hands (not) !

The latest headline is that Super Rugby will be re vamped, maybe as early as 2009. Broadcasters say that viewing numbers are falling, SANZAR must re jig the competition to keep players at home and to spark more interest for the fans and players. (Source : Why the rush for change, why by 2009. Why not take more […]

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

At the 23rd April AGM NZRFU announced: ‘Win back the fans!’

Here are the necessary steps.  1)      Return the traditional rugby structure back into the game. See Foundation Posts and ‘My ELV Amendments’ on home page ( right hand side). 2)      Move south island games from 7.30pm during Jun/Aug to 5.00pm (or earlier). 3)      Re vamp the repetitive boring tri nations. 4)      Some how, make sure […]

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

The dumb and dumber list of the NZRFU (last 25 years)

1)      Using silver jerseys in the 2007 RWC 2)      Playing any rugby after 7.00 pm between Jun and Aug in the NZ South Island 3)      Appointing co Coaches in the 1999 RWC. 4)      Failure to co manager the 2003 RWC in Australia. 5)      Allowing Adidas to design such stupid rugby playing gear. 6)      Resting players […]

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

International Playing Window with Revenue Sharing

The IRB should: 1)      Put aside two months in the calendar year and call it the ‘The Rugby International Playing Series’. The series would include international games no matter of the playing rank of the teams. (eg England vs All Blacks, Kenya vs Sri Lanka, etc). Does not include regular yearly competitions. (ie Tri Nations […]

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Warning – ARU CEO John ONeill

You may think the most dangerous thing in southern hemisphere rugby over the last 20 years was Jona Lomu running down a touchline. Wrong, there is something more ferocious and that is a rugby administrator trying to capture the glory days after his union posted a $7 MIL AUD loss for the 2007 year. John ONeill […]

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008


The single most damaging rule change in the last 30 years has been the removal of traditional rucking methods. The resulting confusion of how to manage the breakdown has been the continuing debate since there removal. Source: Free kicks blight ELVs– Warren Gatland …“Players will ride the line and that is no different from last year,” said Gatland. “Since […]

Monday, April 21st, 2008

ELVs (Experiment Law Variation)

The ELVS allow either a fast or slow game. Please review the post called : Chess vs Checkers The nature of an ELV game is largely determined by the selections made by the captains on the field. At the breakdown the referee can award an advantage, bent arm penalty, or straight arm penalty. I am […]

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Checkers vs Chess (Rugby League vs Rugby Union)

  Rugby union is like chess and rugby league is like checkers.   Checkers is a game where the checker piece does the same thing. Rugby league is a game where all the players do the same thing, they take the ball up, on the tackle they put the ball thru there legs and start again. Rugby league […]