Rugby at its finest is a beautiful game. As much an art as a sport. It can be a pleasure to behold, an aesthetic delight to celebrate man (or woman) at his (or her) finest, the perfect combination of power, grace and skill.
But at its worst it is a dirge. A grunting, fumbling, shambolic, stop-start fumble-fest. And don't even get started on the scrums.
Many solutions have been sought to ensure that Rugby is played with the spectator is mind - a place where entertainment meets performance and extreme passion is reflected in perfect execution. On such solution is as simple as reducing the number of players on the field to open spaces and encourage running Rugby, but as any fan knows, that is the realm of Rugby League and Rugby League is only one-step (or maybe even less) from touch football and should be avoided at all costs.
Yet reducing the number of players could still be the solution. here's how...
Wednesday, 26 March 2014
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The Rolling Maul has learned* that in light of the Australian Rugby Union expected to announce a financial loss (as opposed to the usual losses on the field) for Super Rugby for the 2014 season it will approach the Commonwealth Government to seek Government support in the form of a cash handout.