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Corne Van Vuuren

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So be it, it might reduce the exposure time, but that still makes no sense, how much time does a virus need to transmit? More than three seconds?

World Rugby introduces 10 new laws to minimise COVID-19 risk

Just don’t see how this is going to prevent the virus from spreading. contact is contact, whether three seconds or five seconds.

World Rugby introduces 10 new laws to minimise COVID-19 risk

Yes Geoff, World Rugby needs to re evaluate the influence referees have on time. The game will be much improved if firstly referees leave scrum setup to the players, the TMO role is a mixed bag, too many slomo replays,.

I do understand referees are pressurised to make the right decisions, that is where unclear video evidence wastes time as referees want more angles.

Perhaps in the case of suspected foul play an additional card must be introduced so players can be held accountable after the match in a judiciary hearing, rather than wasting time on field.

Faux rest periods are killing today’s game

I was listening to a podcast with Brian O’Driscoll as the guest, in his opinion the wheel is already turning with smaller wingers having a lot of influence by their agility and ability to step and beat larger defenders.

Faux rest periods are killing today’s game

Yes the refereeing influence on the time scrums take has negatively influenced the game, it is supposedly for safety, but in my view unnecessary.

Faux rest periods are killing today’s game

I am not disagreeing with you Highlander, but we must be cognizant of the fact these are “modern times” and it influences the game.

Faux rest periods are killing today’s game

Don’t know anymore JD, it is all too surreal.

Western Force bring the fifth element to Rennie

Happy for the Force, I hope they make a fist of it.

Western Force bring the fifth element to Rennie

I get that, but you have to take in consideration that modern sport and technology go hand in hand.

Half the spectacle is crowd involvement, replays on the big screen gets oohs and ahs from the crowd.

How many times do we see crowd involvement from a replay of a high tackle or an illegal clean out that the referee missed and it is the reaction of the crowd that brings the tmo into action?

Broadcasters want to bring in those replays, make technology more part of the game.

You wont get rid of it.

And yes, I have read the article.

Faux rest periods are killing today’s game

1991 RWC, ball in play 24 min 48 seconds
1995 RWC, ball in play 26 min 43 seconds
1999 RWC, ball in play 30 min 43 seconds
2003 RWC, ball in play 33 min 35 seconds
2007 RWC, ball in play 35 min 12 seconds
2011 RWC, ball in play 35 min 25 seconds

I couldn’t find stats for the last two world cups, but general consensus is ball in play is still around 35 minutes.

I think the Author is romanticizing a little regarding the past. Sure there are things that can be done to improve minutes in play, such as stopping the clock etc.

But it is a myth that matches now are more stop start then in the past.

Faux rest periods are killing today’s game

Why would moving north affect their play?

Because Super Rugby is superior to the. H club comps with all the stars?

South Africa could emerge as the real winners in a Super Rugby exodus

Most of their teams, that would be at least three of them. OK, then, don’t watch them play.

South Africa could emerge as the real winners in a Super Rugby exodus

Yeah, you shouldn’t watch SA rugby, it will turn you away from the game. League has lots of running doesn’t it?

Why the trans-Tasman bubble must include rugby

What stops OZ from using those pacific teams as a feeder for the Wallabies?

Why the trans-Tasman bubble must include rugby

It might mean breaking the addiction to the sugary but monopolistic lollipop offered by pay-television companies and finding the way back to balance with free-to-air, but that would be for the long-term good of the game.

Yep, agree with that.

Why the trans-Tasman bubble must include rugby

I often wonder who is going to do the kicking

South Africa could emerge as the real winners in a Super Rugby exodus

Just like that 😛

South Africa could emerge as the real winners in a Super Rugby exodus

Because of time issues, if a shorter Super Rugby tournament is the answer there need to be less teams.

If NZ can accommodate 7 teams then perhaps that should be their domestic level above mitre10

South Africa could emerge as the real winners in a Super Rugby exodus

I think he refers to rugby only.

South Africa could emerge as the real winners in a Super Rugby exodus

What steps like a goose Jacko? Kolbe, around Farrell? 😛

On the serious side, this really does wind you up, doesn’t it?

SA isn’t going anywhere in my view. There are as many pundits in Europe as there are in OZ that wants SA out of the Pro 14.

My view is still Currie Cup is our future with a shortened version of Super Rugby.

If I ran SARU, that is exactly what I would do.

South Africa could emerge as the real winners in a Super Rugby exodus

The RWC was clear dominance and legal 😛

The principle is wrong, but are rugby's proposed COVID-19 law changes all that bad?

Haha, yep, won’t catch him.

The principle is wrong, but are rugby's proposed COVID-19 law changes all that bad?

You do get scrum penalties are a 50/50 most of the time, with referees guessing who collapsed etc?

The principle is wrong, but are rugby's proposed COVID-19 law changes all that bad?

They’re like people, you get the dumb ones, the crazy ones etc.

The principle is wrong, but are rugby's proposed COVID-19 law changes all that bad?

Yup.

South Africa could emerge as the real winners in a Super Rugby exodus