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Rugby 7s Tournaments: What is it all about? Leave a comment Read more »

Rugby 7s Tournaments: What is it all about?

Now that 15s season is over and the summer months have arrived, there are a number of rugby 7s tournaments being held throughout the country – and plenty of chances for you to get involved as both a player and spectator! Rugby 7s tournaments greatly…


Touch-Line Rules Leave a comment Read more »

Touch-Line Rules

This week I will be looking at the touch-line rules for when a player carrying a rugby ball goes into touch (out-of-bounds). Although this may appear to be a small aspect of the game of rugby, time and time again we see that players that…


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A Look at the Television Match Official

This month I will be looking the role of the Television Match Official (TMO) in the game of rugby. A referee can easily change the result of a match with his/her decision-making and the TMO assists the referees with making the right calls throughout the…


Rugby Substitutions Leave a comment Read more »

Rugby Substitutions

As many of you will know, in rugby union a full rugby squad is composed of 22 players of which 7 players serve as substitutes throughout the course of the match. While some substitutions are forced due to injuries, some substitutions are tactical and can…


The Basics of Try Scoring Leave a comment Read more »

The Basics of Try Scoring

This week I will be looking at try scoring and how to avoid making mistakes that can cost your side a victory. This is a basic but all-important rule as it is the main way to win a match (other than kicking conversations, which are…


Kicking in Rugby Leave a comment Read more »

Kicking in Rugby

This month I am going to take a look at kicking in rugby, which is a very important rugby skill that can have a huge impact on a match. A team which has no kickers not only miss out on the opportunity to gain valuable…


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