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The Seven New Law Changes That Will Come Into Effect Tommorrow

Some of rugby’s most recent law changes come into effect next month. Rugby is an ever evolving sport. At the beginning of each World Cup cycle, World Rugby address some of the issues affecting the game by altering it’s laws. Although rugby’s governing body sometimes make changes in order to foster a free flowing more entertaining game, they also endeavour to produce a safer sport. The law changes …

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Rugby’s Losing Its Credibility In Continual Comparisons With Football

England's prop Joe Marler (C) clashes with Wales' prop Samson Lee (3rd R) during the Six Nations international rugby union match between England and Wales at Twickenham in south west London on March 12, 2016. / AFP / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Rugby’s continued comparisons with how football is run and officiated is now doing more damage to the game’s reputation, argues Maurice Brosnan.  A concept that many sports fans have spectacularly failed to grasp in their persistent attempts to draw comparisons between rugby and football is that they are actually two different sports. Two entirely different entities, with different laws, different …

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Craig Joubert At The Centre Of Another Refereeing Controversy

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: Greig Laidlaw of Scotland talks to referee Craig Joubert after he awarded Australia a late penalty during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between Australia and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on October 18, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

The All Blacks won the final of the Sydney Sevens recently against Australia with a dramatic last ditch try, but their tournament win came with its fair share of controversy. The controversy came in the form of the fact that New Zealand had eight players on the pitch during their win over Australia in the pool phase. The other day World …

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Nigel Owens Outlines The Key To The Perfect Scrum

Renowned referee, Nigel Owens, has outlined what he believes to be the key to the perfect scrum. In an interview with the BBC, Nigel Owens, outlined what he believes to be the perfect scrum. The referees insight is interesting, considering that during the Six Nations there were 63 collapses for every 100 hundred scrums. Indeed during the tournament 49% of all scrums …

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