Jaco Peyper is not my favourite referee by any stretch of the imagination, but he has me chuckling today.
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”
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.
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”