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A Look at the Television Match Official Leave a comment Read more »

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…


New Premiership Rugby Laws for 2012-2013 1 Comment Read more »

New Premiership Rugby Laws for 2012-2013

Premiership Rugby has introduced new rugby law changes to the 2012-13 season. The trial laws were developed by the IRB over six months in collaboration with Premiership Rugby and the RFU. With the new Aviva Premiership season being well under away, here’s a brief guide…


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…


The Scrum Leave a comment Read more »

The Scrum

This month we will be looking at the scrum. The scrum is something which can easily change a game. A team with a poor scrum is always at a disadvantage due to the amount of scrums which occur during a game and will be more…


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