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New Tackle Height Trial

New Tackle Height Trial The England Rugby Football Union will trial amended tackle laws in the second tier of English Rugby next season in a bid to make the game safer. The height of a legal tackle in rugby union will...

TMO’s To Be Put Back In Their Boxes!

TMO’s To Be Put Back In Their Boxes! In a move that will be welcomed by every single rugby fan on the planet, Television Match Officials may be stripped of their rights to interject (read: Interfere) during rugby matches. This...

Match Officials for 2018 Rugby Championships.

Match Officials for 2018 Rugby Championships. Look! No George!!!!   World Rugby have named the match official appointments for this year’s Rugby Championship which starts at ANZ Stadium in Sydney on August 18. Eighteen match officials and six TMOs from across seven unions...

Super Rugby Match Preview, Saturday, 7thApril, Jaguares vs Crusaders

Super Rugby Match Preview Saturday, 7thApril Jaguares vs Crusaders Venue: Estadio Jose Amalfitani, Buenos Aires Kickoff:18h40 Local Time, 21h40 GMT, 23h40 SA Time Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa) Assistant referees: Federico Anselmi (Argentina), Pablo Deluca (Argentina) Television match official: Santiago Borsani (Argentina)   The Crusaders had better wear as much...
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Judicial Jokers

Judicial Jokers I have previously been strongly critical of Sanzaar’s judicial processes and the leniency of sanctions applied to those who transgress the rules and laws of the game of rugby. I have written about the issue on numerous occasions...

RUGBY LAW CHANGES: SEASON 2017/8

RUGBY LAW CHANGES: SEASON 2017/8 (With thanks to Sam and his fellow bloggers at RugbyStore.co.uk) Here is a link y'all might like to try: Some friends from up north have gone to an enormous amount of trouble to analyse and explain the...

Download The Laws!

Get Your Own Copy! The 2018 Rugby Law Book is available for download from the World Rugby website. It is Free! (How can anyone resist a freebie?) To make it really really easy for you, just click on this link, and your...

Uncontested Scrums: The Law Clarified

  Uncontested Scrums: The Law Clarified The 2018 version of the Rugby Law Book might have been edited and simplified but. In truth, those simplifications are merely cosmetic and/or grammatical. The Laws might be easier to read, but that does not...

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