The problem with Israel

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 evangelism. Izzy has come under intense scrutiny with his Instagram post which can be found here.

Checklist for failure

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 over exuberant referee and a group of players with little to no law knowledge is like a slow motion car crash, you don’t want toContinue reading “Checklist for failure”

Your Opinion does not Dictate Reality

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 mind boggling. From keyboard warriors to “respected” news outlets all crying foul of what is a reasonable open and shut case.

When Trying to Help Actually Hurts

Concussion is serious business. The Australian Sports commission says; “There is growing concern in Australia and internationally about the incidence of sport-related concussion and potential health ramifications for athletes.” This concern is not a local issue, but is being tackled head on by organisations around the world. In a balance between trying to avoid liabilityContinue reading “When Trying to Help Actually Hurts”

A small fish in a big pond

Just over 12 months ago I left the rugby heartland of NSW to move to South Australia. Previously the sport section of the nightly news featured any number of Rugby updates, from Izzy’s latest antics on social media and Kurtley’s party tactics to the scores, injury updates and Wallaby woes I’d grown accustomed to overContinue reading “A small fish in a big pond”