The Game provides regular analysis, information, education and tips about the game we all love.
As we move through the Super Rugby season,there will be opinion pieces on the shape of the game, video clips of incidents with information about the decision made, and statistics to demonstrate what is happening in the game around scrum, tackle and other areas of interest. We will have interviews with key players, coaches and referees, sharing their views on the game and what is happening within rugby.
We will be measuring the speed of the ball delivery at the tackle, the completion rate at scrum time, how many minutes the ball is in play, how many penalty kicks are awarded and so much more!
Keep in touch with that is happening with our game, and check back with us weekly for reviews of action by the round!
Independent neurologists, Rugby medics and the players Union have given their unanimous backing to the IRB’s Pitch-side Suspected Concussion Assessment (PSCA) protocol, recommending continuation of the current global trial in elite Rugby. The concussion management working group unanimously agreed that the trial should be extended for another 12 months as it is working, benefiting the Game and mitigating the risk of mismanagement of concussion in Rugby.
The International Rugby Board and its Member Unions have reaffirmed their commitment to ensure best-practice concussion management procedure delivery by undertaking a full review of the first year of the application of the Pitchside Suspected Concussion Assessment (PSCA) protocols to further enhance the delivery of the important player welfare tool.
Former All Blacks halfback Justin Marshall, now commentating with Sky Sports New Zealand and a regular contributor to Fairfax Media, has said that Super Rugby referees, and the game's whistleblowers in general, need to be cut a bit of slack, writing in his weekly column for stuff.co.nz
We bring you the second of a four part series focusing on specific game measures for Super Rugby, that is, how scrums, tackles, work on areas and the referee team have been tracking so far in 2013 Super Rugby, today we bring you the tackle area.
We bring you the first of a four part series focusing on specific game measures for Super Rugby, that is, how scrums, tackles, work on areas and the referee team have been tracking so far in 2013 Super Rugby, today we bring you the scrum.
The International Rugby Board Council has announced the implementation of a global trial of the “crouch, bind, set” scrum engagement sequence, which is aimed at enhancing player welfare by reducing impact on engagement by up to 25 per cent in elite competition.
SANZAR Game Manager Lyndon Bray talked with the Dominion Post about some interesting statistics regarding the scrums.
The 2013 Super Rugby season is now well underway, and SANZAR Game Manager Lyndon Bray has been happy with how the new trial with the Television Match Official has begun, while noting that among the 'BIG THREE' Game Measures (agreed by SANZAR, the referees, coaches and teams), first scrum hit completion is at record levels.
Record-breaking South African Test referee Jonathan Kaplan will retire from professional refereeing at the end of the 2013 South African season.
The 2012 Super Rugby season saw the introduction of a white card, a lesser penalty card than the yellow and red, which the referee can use to flag an incident for review by the Citing Commissioner post match.
As we reach the end of the pool play, with every home team seeking a win to stay in the race for the Finals, the statistics tell us some interesting stories.
Picture the action on Friday evening, as Andy Ellis gets tackled just short of the goal-line, with the Chiefs player, Kerr-Barlow managing to slide in and hold on for dear life.
SANZAR has announced the referee appointments for the final three rounds of the 2012 Super Rugby regular season.
A revised scrum engagement sequence will be trialled globally following unanimous backing from the IRB's expert Scrum Steering Group.
Sanzarrugby.com takes a look at four different tackle situations, and their subsequent penalties or sanctions.
The IRB Council has approved an enhanced Regulation 17, governing foul play, following the completion of an extensive consultation process with Unions and disciplinary personnel, players, coaches and referees.
The International Rugby Board and its Member Unions have sanctioned a global trial of five aspects of Law amendments following an extensive process of consultation and evaluation.
Underscoring the IRB's commitment to driving forward female officiating standards, the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy 2012 match official panel includes the USA’s Leah Berard, the first time a female official has been selected for the tournament panel - which could open the door for female Super Rugby referees in the years to come.
The Big 5 priorities have once against been summarised after ten weeks of Super Rugby, and the indication is that the shape of the game looks sound according to SANZAR Game Manager Lyndon Bray.
SANZAR has confirmed the referee appointments for Super Rugby through to Week Twelve (11-13 May).
Jaco Peyper will control the opening match of Week Eleven in the only New Zealand Conference match of the weekend, with the Hurricanes hosting the Blues at Westpac Trust Stadium.