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The Aussie 23 under 23

Aussie U20s celebrating a win against NZ in the 2016 Oceania Under 20s Championship Photo Source: HJ Nelson
The depth in Australian rugby appears to be on the up. Something that can only be a positive when looking towards the future and the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

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The NRC Graduate 1st & 2nd XV

NRC graduate 1st XVThe National Rugby Championship has become a great development tool for Australian rugby. Sadly there just doesn’t seem to be enough professional position to keep the rising talent base in Australia. Continue reading


NRC to Indo-Pacific Rugby Championship

IPRCAndrew “Twiggy” Forrest’s Indo-Pacific Championship has captured the imagination of the ARU, as discussions start in order to evolve the current National Rugby Championships. Continue reading


South Africa R. U. Kidding me? Super Rugby’s Rot

I honestly believe, in announcing the cessation of the Western Force’s license, the ARU has finally signed Super Rugby (SR) and SANZAAR’s death warrants.

Super Rugby has expanded beyond redemption and it all boils down to South African Rugby Union’s (SARU) selfish agenda and the lack of a spine from the ARU and NZRU. 

The result? The demise of the spine of the competition, which was based around each side playing one another in a round robin format, along with the spirit of local derbies. Continue reading


Super Rugby Fantasy Round 1: Reiks of Ioane

Reiko Ioane made a statement in round 1. Photo sources from Sky Sports
Fantasy is back and isn’t it glorious?

Round one has thrust us into another year of potential sleepers, let downs and superstars.
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Rugby’s TMO Challenge System


Two days have passed since the All Blacks again displayed why they are the number one side in world rugby.

There has been a lot of discussion about the ‘controversial call’ surrounding Speights no-try, but very little has been constructive.

The only coherent, unbiased analysis of the incident has come from Nick Pfitzner in his article TMO – Time to Move On?. He discusses the laws behind the TMO’s decision and the ambiguity and inconsistency behind them. He also attempts to offer a constructive solution, which I have dubbed the TMO Challenge System (TCS).

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