Jaco Peyper is not my favourite referee by any stretch of the imagination, but he has me chuckling today.
What’s the go with all these Red Cards? Has World Rugby gone mad?
It only takes one to make a difference…
Rugby is the greatest sport in the world for two key reasons. Contest and continuity. There is no other sport in which the ball is contestable at every phase of … Continue reading Survive the hit
Once again the Rugby World Cup is upon us. With great rugby comes an amazing soundtrack. The World in Union was first recorded for the 1991 Rugby World Cup by … Continue reading The World in Union?
Love is infinitely more useful than loyalty.
The Waratah’s season for 2019 is over. Well really it’s been over for months. No heart, no idea and not even enough smarts to punch someone whilst the ref’s not … Continue reading Boring, Flat and One-Dimensional
Rugby Australia and NSW Rugby Union have declared an intention to terminate Israel Folau’s contract unless any mitigating circumstances are presented. They have not been able to make contact with … Continue reading Intention to Terminate
Unquestionably Israel Folau has a passion for both the God of the bible and Rugby Union. These two passions we share, however where we differ is nuance and methods of … Continue reading The problem with Israel
A game of rugby can be an absolute thing of beauty, but it can also be a real dogs breakfast. The sheer complexity of the laws when combined with an … Continue reading Checklist for failure
Dangerous tackles deserve tough sanctions in my opinion (discussed here) but the discussion surrounding the red carding of Sio Tomkinson of the Highlanders (the video can be found here) is … Continue reading Your Opinion does not Dictate Reality
Being a Waratah’s fan is hard work. We have more than a few fair weather supporters, but we don’t have a lot of fair weather to report. In a game … Continue reading Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory