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How Sustainable Is The Player Drain?

Not a week goes by without reports of South African, Australian and New Zealand rugby players accepting huge offers in Yen, Euros, or Pounds Sterling to head up to the northern hemisphere to play rugby.

Simply the Best

Simply the best is probably the only way to accurately describe the All Blacks 2015 Rugby World Cup victory. There can be no doubt that they are the best team in the world today. Saturday’s Cup Final confirmed this to one and all.

At the conclusion of the 2014 Super 15 season

At the conclusion of the 2014 S15 season I posted an article title “Where To Now Super Rugby” in which I set out some of my concerns regarding the future of Super Rugby. Where To Now Super Rugby?

A final thought for 2014

As Langebaan beckons us southwards in a couple of days, with the mountain air of Piketberg to follow, my mind turns away from rugby and on to matters far more mundane - decisions about what to braai this evening...

A Big Man Gone

With the end-of-year looming and all the focus being on travel plans and the like I missed a most important event, and the chance to pay tribute tp one of the great unsung heroes of the world of rugby.

The 2016 Law Amendments Trial

The 2016 Law Amendments Trialhttp://billsrugbyblog.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=461&action=edit#edit_timestamp   World Rugby has announced a number of amendments to the current Laws which are to be tested and trialed in 2016 and 2017. These changes and the timing of the changes are in line with...

Where Have All The Scrumhalves Gone?

South African rugby is in something of a quandary. We have a fullback of real international quality, we have two, three perhaps, flyhalves of true international quality. In fact we have some outstanding players of international quality in all positions in a team, except one...

Super Rugby Overkill 2015

Super Rugby Overkill!   The 2015 Super Rugby season is in full swing, three rounds have been played and the excitement of the first couple of weeks is starting to settle down as both spectators and teams start looking at the...

Captaincy

I have been thinking about this subject for some time, and started to put my thoughts down on paper about three months ago. Here are those thoughts. Captaincy....

January 2016: The Ticking Time Bomb, Part Three

The Ticking Time Bomb, Part Three During the last two years I have written a number of articles about rugby’s injury problems, both from the short-term perspective, and with huge concern about the longer term impact of rugby’s constant knocks. The...

How much is too much?

have often wondered about the current trend or system of referees constantly chatting to the players during a game of rugby. Watching the video of Dylan Hartley being red carded in the Premiership final for verbal abuse of the ref brought it back to the front burner in my somewhat cluttered mind.

The Springbok Team and the 2015 RWC

The entire rugby world was waiting for Friday afternoon and the announcement of both the South African and English rugby squads for the looming Rugby World Cup event.

Dylan Hartley, Again…

A while ago, on the 17th November last year I wrote about Dylan Hartley, the New Zealand born England hooker and captain of Northampton. This was after he was yellow carded for stamping on Duane Vermeulen’s leg during the Test Match between England and South Africa.

World Cup 2015 under the Microscope

The news headlines have screamed the good news in the days since the end of the Rugby World Cup of 2015. There can be no doubt that Rugby World Cup 2015 was a huge success both on and off the field.

Referee Ramblings May 2015

The Referees   Regular readers of my ramblings will know that the referees and their management of rugby games has been a particular bugbear of mine for some time. I have made regular comment about woeful performances and complete lack of...

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