Archive for August, 2008

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Lochore: A massive and accurate point !

        Sir Brian Lochore Source: Political correctness destroying New Zealand, says ex-All Black coach Rugby legend Sir Brian Lochore says political correctness is destroying New Zealand. Sir Brian, who coached the All Blacks to their 1987 Rugby World Cup victory, urged fathers to let their children take risks – but to lay down rules […]

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

For Sale : All Blacks play anyone, anywhere, anytime !

  Source: Mile High beckons for All Blacks – Greg Ford The New Zealand Rugby Union has confirmed it was “in dialogue” with the United States Rugby Union and “may” stage one of next year’s Bledisloe Cup matches against Australia in the US. Although the concept is in its genesis, the old Mile High Stadium […]

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

All Blacks(19) vs Springboks(0) – Zip, Zilch, Zero !

   Richie McCaw – Fee Fie Foe Fum, I smell the blood of a Afrikaner ! The Dan Carter and Richie McCaw show was awesome at Capetown. To win in South Africa is hard and rare enough and to hold them to zero score was just outstanding, or was it ! I must say the Boks were […]

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Spiro Zarvos – Claim and Counter Claim, with no formula.

  Source: The British don’t understand rugby, and don’t understand the ELVs – Spiro Zavos My Comments: I am not going to post the article here, but its typical of the claim and counter claim with no formula to target an end result, I mean the desired format for rugby union, a blueprint. This blog is […]

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

ELVs – Kicking: Preferred tactics confirmed.

Dan Carter – Kicking game all important under ELVs Source: All Blacks are ready to put the boot into the Springboks – Toby Robson All the signs are pointing to a kick-fest at Newlands when the All Blacks take on the Springboks in a pivotal Tri-Nations match this weekend. the All Blacks coaches have talked […]

Monday, August 11th, 2008

All Blacks should not be marsh mellows!

Source:  Ice battles back from confidence crisis – Toby Robson ..”Isaia Toeava has revealed his confidence dipped so low during this year’s Super 14 that he “slacked off” in training and lost his fitness before being left out of the All Blacks squad at the start of the season.”… “They told me to put my head […]

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

NZRU – The need for new blood !

  CEO ‘Tethlon’ Tew He has been there in the NZRU to long, and not during its successful periods either, it gets to a stage where his policies hinder NZ rugby growth, not help it. New brave thinking is required. Leadership in any organisation should be rotated after 4 years by mandate, Tew has been […]

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Super 14, Air NZ Cup gone, replaced with..

Source: Unions discuss radical shakeup of NZ rugby – Toby Robson There could be two side by side competitions. Trans – Tasman Cup : One professional window from March to October: 14-team home and away (Nine from New Zealand, five from Australia). Heineken Cup style tournament (to run alongside trans-Tasman trophy): Matches every four weeks […]

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

All Blacks(39) vs Australia(10) – Spanking returned !

   Jimmy Cowan, stood up ! ABs: What’s was good… Firstly, the tight five won the man of the match, second, Cowan and Carter with there much smarter tactical performance, third, Richie McCaws workload, fourth, Woodcock, fifth, Woodcock, sixth, Ali Williams one man show at the kick off, seventh, The ‘Badger’ Hore. ABs: What’s was not […]

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

ELVs – Why the ARU loves them so much !

Source: Grey days for league as Sonny prepares to shine – John Connolly Rugby league and rugby union used to be so different, they were black and white. Now there’s a real shade of grey. Experimental Law Variations have been introduced in rugby to increase the enjoyment of the game, but no one fully recognised […]