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Corne Van Vuuren

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In varsity cup there is a conversion to come.

Why we must embrace Twiggy's rugby rules

Entertaining read MZ, well written.

I hope your Wallabies manage to get out of the hole tomorrow. Perhaps they will find Mr White sitting on the precipice waiting for them whilst having tea in the Castle.

Wallabies in the big hole

Great read thanks.

Ireland: It's always calm before the storm

Yep, Wales is adept at the breakdown, we will have to clean rucks quick. Make the right decisions at ruck time.

Wales on the cusp of something special against Boks

Hahaha, calling the AB’s chokers didn’t work, I don’t think it will work on the Irish, besides they have a decent team now.

My way-too-early Rugby World Cup predictions

Thanks for the info, yeah pressure does strange things to an inexperienced referee, the Springboks will have to negate home ground decisions which is entirely possible due to crowd pressure.

Wales on the cusp of something special against Boks

Yup, way too early.

My way-too-early Rugby World Cup predictions

Agree except for the knock on.

Why Twiggy's rules risk alienating fans

Ball in play struggles to make 40 minutes in a match, if you reduce to 35 even with supposed time saving measures you will see less rugby, add rolling subs rugby will turn into unfit, muscle bound behemoths with less cardio training.

Why Twiggy's rules risk alienating fans

Rolling subs, lets play NFL yeah.

Why Twiggy's rules risk alienating fans

2 point penalty kick will encouage professional fouls. The two point kick was trialed in Varsity rugby, then removed.

Why Twiggy's rules risk alienating fans

If no mark can be taken in 22 you areencouraging box kicks into the 22 and encouraging the chase, thus going back to 2009

Why Twiggy's rules risk alienating fans

If you remove kicking out on the full in own 22 ou are changig the dynamics of rugby. You are effectively removing the exit srategy from the game.

What you are then saying is kick the box kick and play 2009 jakeball rugby.

Think of the net effect of these law changes.

Why Twiggy's rules risk alienating fans

Luke Pearce from England, don’t know him at all.

Wales on the cusp of something special against Boks

What you are suggesting is akin to dating a woman that pretends she is something she is not, a little fun loving frivilous girl up for anything, then the first time things get serious she’s out the door.

Why Twiggy's rules risk alienating fans

Yup, Twiggy is trying to re-invent the wheel.

Start a new sport, or stick to the one that is and do a better job of marketing Rugby Union.

Why Twiggy's rules risk alienating fans

Apologies, yes, so a nine point try can be worth 11 points.

Why we must embrace Twiggy's rugby rules

No

Why we must embrace Twiggy's rugby rules

This was implemented in 2016 I believe.

Why we must embrace Twiggy's rugby rules

Here is how Varsity rugby in South Africa works for 9 point tries.

A try is still worth five points, but there will be bonus points allocated depending on where the move started.

If a team scores from a move that started between the halfway line and the opponent’s 22m line, then the scoring team will be awarded two bonus points – to make the score worth seven.

If the move starts in the attacking side’s own half and they keep possession throughout and score, then four bonus points will be allocated – to make the try worth nine points

Why we must embrace Twiggy's rugby rules

That is what sevens are for,

Why we must embrace Twiggy's rugby rules

Don’t like all the changes. It is akin to changing t20 and bringing in a 5 ball over, an eight run shot if you can hit a spotlight, all to entertain more.

What is this fascination with focusing just on instant grtification and trying to make everything more spectacular all the time?

It isn’t a damn circus. It is rugby, the best game on the planer.

Why we must embrace Twiggy's rugby rules

I should rather say uncharacteristic decision

The biter bit: Ireland wrong-foot the All Blacks in Dublin

Yes RT, I thought the 3 pointer was a strange decision. Not sure whether that was under instruction though?

The biter bit: Ireland wrong-foot the All Blacks in Dublin

Nicholas the slow drain of rugby experience, talent and intellect has definitely affected the domestic strength of SA rugby negatively.

Whilst the talent still naturally flows through the school system, once the players reach pro rugby there are fewer and fewer high quality experienced players left that can share their experience and knowledge, these guys are now feeding the NH with experience and rugby nous. Thus leaving our domestic rugby weaker.

For SA and I suspect NZ and Australia it will be a lot harder in future to retain 1,2 and 3 in the world order.

The biter bit: Ireland wrong-foot the All Blacks in Dublin