Rugby is boring: How it can be fixed

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Not all rugby is boring. It’s northern hemisphere rugby, as exemplified by the inaugural Autumn Nations Cup, that has the issue. So what? Kiwis and Ozzies have been pointing that out for decades. But it’s objectively bad when English rugby royalty are complaining about the state of rugby after their team has just won both […] READ MORE


TMO to confirm red cards for dangerous tackles

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Dangerous, high tackles and the use of the Television Match Official (TMO) system have been a controversial topic dominating rugby headlines for over the past decade. Stricter laws were enforced in May this year with World Rugby releasing a Decision-making Framework for High Tackles to ensure refereeing decisions were consistent and accurate. However, calls have […] READ MORE


2018 Laws of Rugby Update–LWOR Resident Referee Evaluation

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From January 1st, a new version of the World Rugby law book that explains the rules, laws and regulations. Having these 2018 laws of Rugby update available for officials and stakeholders around the rugby globe, is key to implementing the 42% shorter version. Approved at the November World Rugby Council meeting, the simplified law book is […] READ MORE



Weekend Talking Point: The Zero Ruck

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Zero ruck is not a new tactic, its use in the professional ranks by both the Hurricanes and Chiefs – and a lesser extent by the All Blacks - have seen it make its way into the amateur game here in New Zealand. READ MORE


Rules, Refs and Running Rugby

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The new year has brought with it some new rules in Rugby Union, forcing referees to take harder lines, all in an effort to improve safety while allowing the game as we know it to flourish. READ MORE