Wednesday, 26 March 2014

How To Ensure Awesome Rugby

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, 12 March 2014

Don't Mention the Waratahs

If I had a dollar for every time someone in the last week has said to me “Aren’t the Tahs playing well?” or “This is their year” or words to that effect I’d buy a pair of boxing gloves and punch them on the nose. 

Saturday, 1 March 2014

EXCLUSIVE: ARU to Approach Government for Cash Handout

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.