Archive for December, 2009

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

NPC Conference Style, we like this better.

Source: The NPC format you wont see THE ORIGINAL TEFLON PLAN – All 14 teams involved, all teams in one tier, split into two permanent conferences – ala the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB (pretty established and successful leagues) – of seven. Initial analysis sets up the following potential conference line-ups (there is some leeway for […]

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

NPC Two Tier Contest..We like it..

Source: NPC to become Two Part Contest 1) Two 7 team levels, upper and lower. 2) Super rugby zones could end up in lower levels. 3) 4 cross over games between upper and lower levels. 4) All games in (3) and (1) carry championship points. 5) Immediate promotion and relegation between levels. 6) Salary cap lowered […]

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

TEW days are numbered …

NZRU CEO Mr Steve ‘Teflon’  Tew. The face  of taking one up the rear end. Thanks for effort, time for NEW BLOOD ! – Survived World Cup disaster 2003 – Re appointed failed RWC 2007 coaches (Henry, Hanson, Smith) – 3 Failed attempts to restructure the NPC. – Allowed Dan Cater sabbatical, that resulted in […]

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Fans vs NZRU: Fans win !

Source: Provincial Rugby Format Unchanged 14 format NPC remains. Yippeeeee !! COMMENTS: Get the costs down, and that includes that players salaries, after all its about the love of the game and not a new bed room added onto the house !!

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

NZRU: Its a business, who cares about the game!

Source: NZRU accused of ruining the game – Newstalk ZB New Zealand Rugby Union management have come under heavy fire from Counties Manukau chairman Matthew Newman. The NZRU board will today debate whether to confirm a ten-team Air New Zealand Cup competition next year, despite legal challenges being issued by Tasman and Counties Manukau. Newman […]

Friday, December 4th, 2009

‘Justin Marshall law’: Tackler has no rights.

Source: Annual review the key to bringing back running rugby: Eddie Jones However, Jones said he would only change one law were he able to order it – the tackle. ”I don’t really think there is much wrong with the game,” he said. ”They [the IRB] probably made a little bit of a mistake by allowing […]