Archive For The “Patterns of Play” Category

The Demise of Contest for the sake of Continuity at the Elite Levels of Rugby Union.

By | June 21, 2018

by Roy Harvey The initial reduction of ‘contest’ began several years ago with the interpretation of the post-tackle situation wherein a tackled player was permitted to reposition body position/ball location directly after a tackle. This replaced the requirement for the tackled player to release the ball and roll away/get to feet immediately – yet the same […]

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Playing the Percentages in Attack

By | April 8, 2018

There are fundamentals in the playing of rugby that have to be played to in order to provide the basis of building a win or at least a result that is as good as the team can expect to achieve. These are the fundamentals of play that give the team a purpose for their play. […]

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AUDIT OF THE MODE OF PLAY AT THE 2015 RWC AND PROSPECTS FOR THE FUTURE

By | April 3, 2016

Introduction: Gene gave me a brief to look at the mode of play at the 2015 RWC and to project the mode of play that may transpire as rugby progresses towards 2019. So first up I am going to audit the mode of play from the last RWC. In order to do this we need […]

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