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10 Nations Rugby is here

Welcome to the inaugural 10 Nations International Rugby Championship! This is a new initiative by me to provide a round robin ranking of the top ten teams in the world, as opposed to the World Cup which is pool and knockout-based.

You do clearly imply that the officials were influenced by RE and that their performance was a direct result of his comments though

How Rassie Erasmus (over)ruled World Rugby in the second Test

Live with them is one approach yes. There are likely other ways to address it though.

How Rassie Erasmus (over)ruled World Rugby in the second Test

How would berry have gone in the 2nd test you reckon after such focus on him?

How Rassie Erasmus (over)ruled World Rugby in the second Test

Yeah I’d not mark O’Keefe down too much on bit seeing a knee go down on the far side of the ruck.

And yes it does raise the question of whether the current ref setup can actually physically ref the current laws accurately over a match

How Rassie Erasmus (over)ruled World Rugby in the second Test

Well at least it didn’t take 62 mins to read so points to the lions side of the discussion there.
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Seems like shoulder contact should be aiming no higher than the top of your belly to avoid head contact completely. Tuck your chin to your chest as low as you can (like you’re being folded in a good tackle) then estimate how thick a pro rugby shoulder is and measure down from the lowest level of your head (ok measure half only if you want the target I spose). It’s really quite low and below arm pits

How Rassie Erasmus (over)ruled World Rugby in the second Test

Ah right. Ashtrays a danger commenting without seeing the game

The Wrap: Springboks victory surge vindicates Erasmus, but at what cost?

isnt that a pretty established tactic tho. bomb it up and fly in with small chance of a catch. you might knock it back = good. you might knock it forward and they run (uusally 10 or so metres back from where it landed first + the gain from whatever the kick made = not too bad, or a knock on scrum upfield with a set defence = not too bad either.

whaetver happens its not a bad result as a clearing option.

The Wrap: Springboks victory surge vindicates Erasmus, but at what cost?

i think now players have the reponsibility to approach a bomb anticipating someone will leave the ground into the space. not expecting them to jump hasnt gotten much success as a defence for a while.

The Wrap: Springboks victory surge vindicates Erasmus, but at what cost?

yep thought the sae peter. 1 penalty and its gone for good essentially. mind you there wuld be a lot of flak to work through afterwards for the official

The Wrap: Springboks victory surge vindicates Erasmus, but at what cost?

yep at least try the first one. not 100% convinced its actually workable.

Erasmus's extraordinary 62 minute video rant at Aussie ref Nic Berry stuns World Rugby

or perhaps they pull their fingers out and make a game without so many inherent problems with its laws

Erasmus's extraordinary 62 minute video rant at Aussie ref Nic Berry stuns World Rugby

why change the formula?

…without changing the game plan

How the Lions won the battle of the big men in Cape Town

Think it just felt like a misunderstanding of the landscape Geoff. The reason NRL and AFL are strong isn’t because the national teams don’t lose. It’s because they have successful domestic comps

The Wrap, Scott Johnson exclusive: How Rennie's 'humility' sets solid foundation for Wallabies

I just think he needs to add a few strings to his bow to get him a look. He doesn’t kick goals or play anythng but 12 so he would really miss out in a lot of 5050 discussions

Bledisloe Cup: One new Wallaby in 42-man squad for COVID-threatened All Blacks clashes

Kerevi doesn’t play 10 though. We need the next gen 12s to be able to cover 10 better. Simone really should have been trying to spend a bit more time there to now

Bledisloe Cup: One new Wallaby in 42-man squad for COVID-threatened All Blacks clashes

There was a high profile lost limb one recently I can’t out my finger on. I think that’s what they’re specifically targeting so don’t think it’ll affect most typical situations

Coach’s Corner Issue 21: Have the Wallabies found a winning formula?

Ha saw that one and was wondering what humour would come in return

Coach’s Corner Issue 21: Have the Wallabies found a winning formula?

Would be interesting to compare Val’s frequency stats as a starter to swintins. As nic notes they’re likely to behave differently in the different roles.

Coach’s Corner Issue 21: Have the Wallabies found a winning formula?

So the ability to get past the interceptor is obviously detergent on how much time is taken after the ruck. The obvious difference in the two examples is that the successful one is off the half and one goes via the 5.8.
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Is there a reliable way to get ball to wings without going straight from the ruck? are we likely to see wide attack from a big open side much anymore?
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I would also say I would have liked to see the outcome of that break with koro on the end of it instead of Hunter. Bit more pace to pull past the bleached guy and properly test the fullback

Coach’s Corner Issue 21: Have the Wallabies found a winning formula?

I think this is the main problem with the extra level of sanction, yet another layer of imperfect judgement deciding between results with big differences in severity.

What more evidence do World Rugby need for the 20-minute red card to be introduced?

Where do you reckon the second try assist comes from?

Where would the Wallabies be without Michael Hooper?

Can see a nice little combo with Tate developing

Where would the Wallabies be without Michael Hooper?

That’s what I remember

Where would the Wallabies be without Michael Hooper?

think thats right, seem to remember it from his biography

Where would the Wallabies be without Michael Hooper?

i did see tate roll it forward once and the ref didnt pull him up. what do they think theyre doing?

Where would the Wallabies be without Michael Hooper?

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