All posts tagged "ELVs"

  • ELV insanity

    by Moses There’s been many law changes to the game of Rugby Union since Bill ran with the soccer ball in 1823. These changes have passed with mixed reactions, but nothing like the farce that is the current ELV debacle. I’ve now come to realise that it’s not so much “The ELV’s”...

  • All Blacks
    Teams for 2nd Bledisloe Test in Auckland

    Both the Wallaby and All Black squads have been announced for the next Tri-Nations at Eden Park. For the Wallabies their captain and kiwi destroyer Mortlock is back. Cross drops to the bench and Tahu gets across the ditch as the 23rd man (I guess this gives an idea on Aussie Robbie’s...

  • All Blacks
    Score & random thoughts from the All Black vs Springbok 2nd test

    New Zealand 28 – South Africa 30 Ali Williams is as soft as his name “Keeping the scoreboard ticking over” is a novelty for the Wallabies, the day job for Carter. A try off the back of a 5 metre scrum should be indefensible under the ELVs Ricky Januarie must be a...

  • Wallabies
    Deans means business (plus teams for Wallabies vs France)

    Good news today from the Wallaby camp that Aussie Robbie hasn’t got sucked into a “just go out and play what you feel” love-in. Not that he needs it, but Dingo Deans gets the thumbs up for calling the team on their 60 minutes of crap last week and delivered the message...

  • Japan vs Australia A – review & highlights

    Having finally seen the game from yesterday, here are a few quick thoughts on the Aussie A vs Japan match. It was a scrappy, stop start game with a lot of kicking from the home side especially. As such a good advert for the ELVs. Australia A looked to play fast, almost...

  • Rugby
    Brumbies vs Lions Super 14; review, video highlights

    Brumbies 28 – Lions 21. There’s a glowing ember of the Super 14 game winning habit deep...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Aussie Super 14 teams; half way review

    We’re now past half way of the 2008 Super 14 (already?) and it’s been long enough now to get a handle on how the Aussie sides are doing. I’ve thrown a few thoughts, see if they tally up with yours. As a reminder, here’s where the teams are in the table after...

  • Rugby
    Culcutta Cup Rugly – birth of the Crapotron

    There’s been a hell of a lot of bleating about the ELVs ruining rugby, especially up here....

  • Early thoughts on the new ELVs

    How many games of rugby have you watched or played? I bet enough that you could have had a guess at the outcome of simply converting some full-penalties to free kicks. The beauty of sport however, and especially what some would call an over-complicated sport like rugby union, is that it has...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Super 14 Week 1 reviews and scores

    By christ it was good to have Super rugby back on the idiot box, even if there was a week where a combination of rustiness and ELV naivety created some pretty headless chicken rugby at times (more on that in another post). But here’s a run down on the games. Waratahs 20...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Super 14 2008 preview

    It’s been a long old wait since last October, but at last we get some good southern hemisphere rugby back on the telly. What’s intriguing about this years competition though is trying to pick the key runners and riders, because this year there are a couple of extra factors in play. To...

  • Experimental Law Variations (ELVs) in Super 14 2008

    Below are the ELVs being adopted by Super 14 in 2008. On reading them there doesn’t seem to be that much that’s too drastically different, except for offside at the tackle, which by the sounds of things really piles the advantage onto the attacking side once they’ve made a break, as all...