Archive for April, 2009

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

More ref whistle means rugby is a greater lottery

            Source: Referees making rugby a lottery – Marc Hinton Just a short posting today.. Most of the whistle occurs around the ruck. Hands in, off the feet, off side, dangerous play, etc. The RUCK is the most important phase during an attack as it allows continuation of the attack before (hopefully) the defending team […]

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Toeava: Has he changed ??

              ABs back line hopeful : Aucklands Toeava Source: Toeava top attacking force in NZ rugby  – Greg Ford His form this year has been so undeniably good that his name will be one of the first, if not the first, Graham Henry jots down when the time comes to name his All Blacks squad. […]

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Every rule can be negotiated – UPDATED

Source: NZRU move to fast-track McAlister  – Neil Reid Previous Post on the subject : Every rule can be negotiated (Thinks Henry) If you are a player with ‘power’ or ‘status’, then there is no rule within the NZRU legislation that can not be bent in your favour. Esp if Henry wants it to be […]

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

This blog is not alone in its opinion.

Source: NZRU, ARU drop the ball – David Moffett Extracts.. A leaderless, rudderless and totally inept organisation. For once I am not talking about the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) but about Sanzar, or at least the Australian and New Zealand components of it. Sanzar is the umbrella organisation of the Super 14 and Tri-Nations. Super […]

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Rucking, Ref’s should allow ‘collateral damage’

Source: Ref points finger at players over rucking – Richard Knowler Extracts… Lyndon Bray says the referees and lawmakers should not be copping flak for the lack of rucking in rugby. The New Zealand Rugby Union’s manager of high performance referees says modern players no longer have the skills to free the ball with their feet. […]

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

ELVs: Deans sees the perfect game, WTF !!!

Source: Deans predicts ‘perfect game’ from ELV changes – Extract.. “Now there’s an average of about 24 total sanctions, 17 of them would be free-kick, seven would be penalties. “You turn those around, you’d be close to the perfect outcome and we agreed on that. “We’re not far way, personally I think, from the perfect […]

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Rugby: Its biggest problem is !

Source: The biggest problem in rugby today – An interview with Guy Noves – Toulouse Coach An important Extract.. When it comes to the laws governing the contact area and playing on the ground, generally speaking I think we’re allowing the referees too much room to interpret the rules. If three people watch the […]

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

ELVs: SARFU broke SANZAR ranks, consorted with the North!

Source1: Thank goodness aweful ELVs have left the building – Stephen Jones Source2: The Laws that killed rugby – Stephen Jones Extracts..Source1 Those tests that had not already been sent back to the Frankensteins of the International Rugby Board’s awful Laws Project Group were voted out of existence. The main European unions took a lead, […]

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

ELVs: The CON !

Blog Opinion. The Y2K fear of rolling over dates from 1999:11:59:59 to 2000:01:01:01 created fear that our digital computer world could come to stop. The fear of this sparked massive IT expenditure 3 years prior the year 2000. The IT world loved it, yet most of it didnt need to happen, a clever industry spin […]

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

ELVs: Four Hero administrators !

            King Andrew and his team saved rugby from the liberal thinkers ! All Hail the king ! Source: RFU celebrate victory in ELVs battle – Rob Andrew – RFU Director of Elite Rugby England Kevin Bowring – RFU Elite Coach Development Chris Cuthbertson – RFU Council member RFU ELV task group Ian McGeechan […]

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Rucking, why it risks a players income!

Ali Williams was suspended for 6 weeks after being found quilty of illegal rucking. Rucking is deemed to risky for the attacking team due to the above consequence. Extract: Law 16.3 Rucking 16.3 RUCKING (a) Players in a ruck must endeavour to stay on their feet. Penalty: Penalty Kick (b) A player must not intentionally fall or […]

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

ELVs: Fitzy, no rugby structure in the NZ game!

Source: Fitzy blasts New Zealand rugby  – Greg Ford Sean Fitzpatrick Ex All Black and major donut on the English scene said some home truths that should not be ignored. “In terms of what I am seeing in Super 14 compared to the Premiership and Heineken Cup, it is quite clear one game is better […]

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

ELVs: But the Six Nations didnt trial them, so how come!

Much fuss has been made about the ruck and the how to police it, NZRU Ceo Mr Tew finds favour with the current southern ELVs with the free kick approach, yet the northern six nation teams find favour with the stiff arm penalty, and they have attracted much criticism for not trialling the new ELVs. […]

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

ELVs: Grant Fox Flip Flop, bring back the ruck.

Source: Frustration with some Super 14 refereeing  – Grant Fox Grant Fox one the most brilliant first five eights to ever put on the boots, was not thinking so smart 12 months ago, and good on him for going on record to say so, he got some elements of the ELVs so very wrong. I […]

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

ELVs: The old fuddy-duddies got this one right!

Source: Teams to pay the penalty  – Toby Robinson Is it possible the old fuddy-duddies up north have got a point? We got the ELVs because fans and players complained the game had become too slow. Too many rolling mauls, too many reset scrums, too many lineouts, too many shots at goal. The theory behind […]

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

ELVs: Inga likes the ruck, that should seal it !

Source: Forget mauls – bring back rucks  – Inga Legitimate rucking, and I’m not referring to stomping here, would free this area up. I know the image of the game needs protecting and violence cannot be tolerated. So to further help in this regard, I would also propose that rugby introduce the league-style report system, […]