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World Rugby Unveil Law Changes For New World Cup Cycle

New Zealand v Australia - Final: Rugby World Cup 2015

World Rugby have announced a series of law changes that will create a more entertaining game. As we have entered a new World Cup cycle, World Rugby have unveiled a series of law changes that will alter the way the game is played over the next four years. Although many of the news laws have been trialled individually over the last 12 …

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Changes To The Laws Governing The Maul To Be Enforced

The Rugby Championship - New Zealand v Australia

Referees will enforce new laws governing the maul. Although World Rugby introduced changes to the laws governing the maul last June, it would seem that referees have been liberal in their implementation. The change was supposed to see the ripper, the player who takes the ball from the initial carrier in a maul, remain attached to the ball carrier, in order to …

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Kolelishvili Banned For Shoving Wayne Barnes

While most of us have thought about pushing, or punching, a referee, and while a lot of fans have voiced their desire to punch Wayne Barnes, there is no excuse for actually doing it. Clermont’s Viktor Kolelishvili was lucky, then, not to be sent off by Barnes when he came forward two metres and shoved the referee. His claim that Barnes …

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Could a 3-Try Bonus Point Rule Save Rugby?

Let’s face it, nobody wants to watch 80 minutes of rugby and see a scoreline of 9-3 at the end. We want the chip and chase, the back-door reverse pass, the moment of genius that unlocks a defensive system, the training ground set-piece move that cuts open a backline. We don’t want a game of kicking tennis, waiting for someone …

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Is There A Doping Problem In Rugby?

Australian sports was shocked by the doping scandal around Australian Rules side the Essendon Bombers in 2013, but as the appeals against 34 player bans and some of the medical and coaching staff came out today, the eyes of the world, and not just Victoria, focused on the doping issue. Staff set up an extensive system of using peptide hormones, …

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Nine Points For A Try And A White Card: New Law Changes Being Trialled

South Africa will trial new laws that will promote offensive strategies. Writing on Rugby 365, Paul Dobson has reported that new law variations will be trialled in South Africa’s Varsity Cup, which kick’s off on February 8. Although World Rugby have already announced that measures such as a second referee and the awarding of six points for a try are being …

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World Rugby To Clamp Down On Diving

Simulation to be penalised by referees. World Rugby has announced that diving or acts of simulation will be punished in the new year. The move is part of a number of rule changes published on World Rugby’s website that will come into effect on January 1st in the Northern Hemisphere and July 1st in the South. Although fans have been …

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Why Are There Continuing Problems With The TMO In Rugby?

The moment in the Bordeaux-Ospreys game when the referee blew his whistle as Dan Biggar was kicking a conversion, so he could go back to the TMO after already having awarded the try, probably irritated me as much as it did Biggar. These days we see the TMO involved more and more, and at sillier and sillier moments and for sillier …

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World Rugby To Trial Using Two Referees Next Year

World Rugby will trial a number of law variations in 2016. In a move that will mimic the NRL, New Zealand’s national provincial championship, the re branded Mitre 10 Cup, will trial a number of law variations, including the deployment of two referees. Stuff.co.nz have reported that the second referee will ‘mainly be used to rule on a new offside line that …

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Video: Eddie Jones Discusses Where England Need To Improve

Everyone knows Eddie Jones has a tough job 0n his hands to bring England back into silverware-winning territory again.  However, the former Japan coach has done some pretty incredible things in the game since his first major coaching role at Brumbies and could just be the right man to turn things around. His journey from Brumbies to England via Japan, Australia …

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Dan Carter Explains Why He Took That Right-Footed Conversion

Newly-crowned World Rugby Player of the Year Dan Carter has explained the reasoning behind kicking a conversion against Australia with his weaker right foot during New Zealand’s World Cup win. On any other occasion the fly-half may be criticised for a lack of professionalism but with the game all but sewn up after Beauden Barrett’s 79th minute try, Carter allowed himself …

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Dan Carter Named World Rugby Player Of The Year

New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter has been named World Rugby Player of the Year, beating Julian Savea, Michael Hooper, David Pocock, Alun Wyn-Jones and Greig Laidlaw to scoop the honour. It is the third time that the award has been bestowed upon the 33 year-old. The Racing Metro bound out-half rolled back the years throughout the World Cup, helping the …

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World Rugby Have Announced Their Player Of The Year Nominations

Some proper stars here and it’s certainly going to be a competitive field as World Ruby announce the ‘Player of the Year’ nominations.  So much talent. Unsurprisingly there’s a bit of a weighting towards southern hemisphere players. With only two players from the north, can we really say we’re shocked? And shock horror, there’s a few All Blacks and Wallabies in …

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Video: World Rugby Announce Coach & Team Of The Year Nominees

World Rugby have just released their Coach of the Year and Team of the Year nominees.  Four countries have been selected for the Team of the Year accolade – Japan, Argentina, New Zealand and Australia. The Coach of the Year will also be chosen from one of these four countries, with Steve Hansen (New Zealand), Michael Cheika (Australia), Daniel Hourcade (Argentina) and Eddie …

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Watch: World Rugby’s Best Tackles From The Rugby World Cup

And just like that it’s nearly over. But we’ve undeniably been treated to some huge hits from the Rugby World Cup. Time for a brief trip down memory lane.  With just one final weekend to saviour, it’s time to get nostalgic. And what better way to enjoy nostalgia than by watching absolutely huge men tackle each other to the ground. Ok, …

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Ex-International Referee Presents Simple Solution To Craig Joubert Controversy

After World Rugby confirmed that Craig Joubert had made an incorrect call with the last minute decision that cost Scotland a place in the World Cup semi-finals, ex-international referee Jonathan Kaplan has come forward with a proposed solution.  Since the incredibly competitive Australia vs Scotland quarter final on Sunday evening, many have been pouring over one incident in particular that had …

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Australia’s Michael Cheika Condemns Craig Joubert Treatment

Michael Cheika has again come to the defence of referee Craig Joubert in the wake of his decision to award Australia a last-minute penalty against Scotland, which an official review has since found to be the wrong decision.  The game eventually finished on a scoreline of 35-34 in favour of Australia, making Joubert’s decision all the more contentious. Since Joubert …

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