Archive for March, 2009

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

ELVs:NZRU CEO Tew doesnt get it, and hes in charge, da!

NZRU CEO Tew just doesnt get it ! Source: Tackle zone remains game’s spaghetti junction  – Martin Davidson …”Rugby’s spaghetti junction remains an unresolved mess despite ongoing efforts by administrators to clean up the adjudication of the breakdown area.Officials are still grappling to find a universal answer to clean up the tackle zone to ensure […]

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

ELVs: Meetings results so far..

Source: Ian McGeechan joy as maul preserved in ELV shake-up – Mick Cleary ELVs RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION INTO LAW: Assistant referees allowed. Kicking directly into touch from ball played back into 22 brings no gain in ground. Quick line-out throw may go backwards. Player in opposition to player throwing in to be two metres away from […]

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

ELVs: The people who will decide are:

Source: Problem ELVs bite the dust – Dan Retief Members at the ELV IRB conference Bernard Lapasset (IRB chairman) Bill Beaumont (IRB vice-chairman and Laws Project Group) Mike Miller (IRB chief executive) Oregan Hoskins (IRB executive committee) Giancarlo Dondi (IRB exec) Peter Boyle (IRB exec) David Pickering (IRB exec) Jean Pierre Lux (IRB rugby committee) Geraint […]

Monday, March 30th, 2009

ELVs: McGeeChan states what others dont see !

Source: British and Irish Lions coach Ian McGeechan to warn IRB over ELVs  – Gavin Mairs Important Extract: ..”There has been widespread criticism that the impact of the ELVs, which include removing the maul as an attacking option because the defending team are now allowed to legally collapse it, has led to mindless kicking and […]

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

ELVs: Its Over There GONE..the word is !

Source: Rugby World Unites to Drive out ELVs – Stephen Jones Extracts.. ..”RUGBY union is set to abandon nearly all the radical experimental law variations (ELVs) that have been trialled this season. The Sunday Times understands that the sport is preparing to deliver a damning verdict this week on the experiments, which many believe are […]

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

ELVs: Revolution, down with ELVs, thank god!

          The above instrument is required to fix the ELVs. Wynne Gray and Laurie Mains this last week have written articles stating what rugby has missed in the last 15 years, and readers of this blog know what I am going to say, BRING BACK THE RUCK ! Revolution is in the ranks, let’s hope the journos […]

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

ELVs: Mains is soo fooking correct !

       Laurie Mains, along with Wynne Gray (NZ Herald Senior Rugby Writer) have said it out loud “BRING BACK TRADITIONAL RUGBY RUCKING”… Source: Laurie Mains in laws plea – Richard Knowler THIS ARTICLE DESERVE A FULL REPRINT A frustrated Laurie Mains has slammed rugby’s lawmakers and pleaded with them to stop changing the rules. He also […]

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

Cooper: Stop the ELV knockers !

Source: We need to sort out ELVs  – Marc Hinton Cooper said.. But the Hurricanes coach was prepared to speak out on the subject of the ELVs and the controversy that’s swirling around the IRB’s pet law changes. “The ELVs have just given a whole lot of knockers of the game an opportunity to have […]

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

Grand Slam Winner : The Irish, not the (southern) ELVs.

Ronan O’Gara enters the history books..FOREVER !    POINT: With all the rugby on this weekend around the world the best game of rugby can be awarded to the GRAND SLAM game. Question, how can you see the north taking a liberal view on the southern ELVs? Well you cant! The southern ELVs will be watered down to the […]

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Q:For the money or the game (Tew and ONeill must decide)?

Source: Big calls needed over Super 14 impasse  – Marc Hinton Extracts.. New Zealand and Australia could split from South Africa, form a new alliance for franchise rugby, bring in Japan, possibly a presence in the Pacific Islands and start again with a blank canvas. Design the perfect season, with a heck of a lot […]

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Wynne Gray: He has spoken !

     Wynne Gray – Senior NZ Herald Rugby scribe. Source: Time to ditch SA from Super rugby – Wynne Gray The words in this article are sourced from heaven.  They should be placed on a stone tablet. Excerpts The tyranny of travel and time difference in this Super rugby series is one of its […]

Monday, March 16th, 2009

What does SANZAR and a banasplit have in common ?

  Source: Republic threatens to split SANZAR– Greg Growden SARFU says hands off Currie Cup!    So will SANZAR split ? Good on ya SARFU stick to your guns. NZRU and ARU may just find out how small and isolated they really are, this was a stark reality after I read this statement. South Africa has […]

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

I want 1990s rugby back, and I am not alone !

                         Rugby Fans are very pissed off, how the tweaking and fooking around with this great game has gone in the last 10 years. First, just refresh your self with my foundation post ‘Chess vs Checkers’, a few quotes from there: ..”If rugby administrators break the rule ‘rugby is like chess’, they will have […]

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Super 14 ELV stats dont mean sh*t !

Source: Stats shows there’s still wow-power  – Duncan JohnStone Mr JohnStone says that Super rugby has the WOW power because the stats say so : First 4 weeks have seen 131 tries, thus the game must be more open. 20 out of 27 games has seen the score difference btw the teams less than 13 […]

Friday, March 13th, 2009

RWC 9.00pm Finals Kick Offs: What does this mean !

Source: IRB insistent on late kickoffs for World Cup – Marc Hinton International Rugby Board chief executive Mike Miller has confirmed the controversial late kickoff times for feature matches at the 2011 World Cup were a non-negotiable in discussions with New Zealand organisers. Dear ‘World Rugby Fan’ when you watch the finals at the RWC […]

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Some interesting Quotes: SANZAR and ELVs

Source: Two-pool idea looms as plan B  Tony Robson Mr Tew on SANZAR future “We’ve made it clear we respect their desires around the Currie Cup, but you are either in a joint venture or you’re not and you are prepared to make some compromises or you’re not.” Source: ELVs make Super 14 a big […]

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Joke: Which female in this photo knows whats coming !

              When will English Rugby tourist ever learn ! (ha) NOTE: 1) Shes not an Aussie, as they dont use paper, hands only ! 2) She cant be a Sth African as they sh*t in there pants. 3) Not a Kiwi as there are no beer cans. 4) Shes not a Welsh, as they dont know where Africa is ! 5) Shes […]

Monday, March 9th, 2009

ONeill: ‘SA Currie Cup’ and ‘NZ NPC’ must be non professional.

Source : Fears too many teams will spoil Currie– Greg Growden ONeill Before leaving for the SANZAR conference in Dubai last week, Australian Rugby Union chief executive John O’Neill revealed there were differences with South Africa over the Currie Cup. “There are issues over whether Springboks continue playing in the Currie Cup,” O’Neill said. “The […]

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

Jokes: ha ha !

JOKES Q. You’re trapped in a room with a tiger, a rattlesnake and an Australian rugby fan.  You have a gun with two bullets.  What do you do? A. Shoot the Australian fan – twice *********************************** An Australian player went to the doctor and said: “I’ve just been playing rugby and when I got back […]

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Every rule can be negotiated (Thinks Henry)

Source: Change of rule could tempt stars to return  – Gregor Paul Mr Paul who wrote this article suggest that the rule requiring ex ABs to playing Super 14 to qualify for the Tri nations and ABs duties is outdated and should be scrapped. Mr Tew said the rule was devised to allow those players […]

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Super Rugby, with ‘conferences’.

Source: Sanzar to expand Super 14 Conferences are a must for the SARFU, as it reduces the unfair travel demands and long periods away on tour for them. This also would make it easier for Japan or USA teams to join in (well not by much, but its the thought that counts – Auckland to […]

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

End Sunscreen Rugby, well what about scuba rugby..

Source: O’Neill calls for end of ‘sunscreen rugby’ O’Neill set off on Monday for a Sanzar board meeting in Dubai where he will bring up the heat issue and also move for an expanded competition. “Personally, I think we start Super rugby too early and that’s one of the things on the agenda for the […]