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Thursday’s Rugby Information – Inexperienced & Gold Rugby


G’day G&GRs, Reds and Wallabies Fan right here filling in for Happyman who’s taking a really nicely deserved break on Stradbroke Island.

That is the view from his campsite so I reckon Happyman is an apt description for our absent colleague this week.

Up to now this week

It’s been a quiet week in Australian rugby with the key speaking level being how the code will be reformed/rebuilt/reshaped or re-energised to enhance not solely the efficiency of the Wallabies, however extra importantly to enhance the state of our recreation for everybody who performs, or watches and helps it. There’s been a great deal of chat within the boards on this web site this week that exhibit the fervour that exists for our recreation, and the will to see it enhance.

I’m not going to rehash all of it, I simply hope that the Board of RA, the Chairman, and the CEO can both discover a method to take the sport ahead, or vacate their roles in favour of people that can. It’s time to be a part of the answer.

Welsh Rugby

{Photograph}: Ryan Hiscott/Getty Photographs for Barbarians

The Welsh Rugby Union launched a 134 web page Impartial Evaluation of the Welsh Rugby Union.

You’ll find the press launch right here on the Welsh rugby web site which may even mean you can obtain the complete report. The assessment makes 36 suggestions in complete and the Welsh Rugby Union has dedicated to making sure that all the suggestions are actioned.

The assessment was coated by main information shops and whereas it’s simple to select headlines (which others have) and leap onto a bandwagon of shaming the Welsh Rugby Union, I’d favor to acknowledge that that they had the conviction to undertake this assessment (although they most likely had no selection) and to launch the report in full. There are clearly a variety of issues inside Welsh rugby that want to enhance however they’ve they taken the vital first step, which is to acknowledge there’s a downside, take inventory and perceive the dimensions of the challenges they face. They will now transfer ahead.

Apologies upfront if Eloise goes to cowl this in additional element. I haven’t learn the complete report, however by the press launch, it’s a large ranging assessment of every part to do with rugby in Wales.

Against this, after 20 years of decline in Australia, Rugby Australia goes to conduct a slim assessment on the efficiency of the Wallabies on the World Cup in 2023. Hoss coated that on Friday, I share his views.

Regulation Adjustments

Our favorite Tasmanian rugby supporter’s husband put some hyperlinks into the information articles this week about some easy regulation modifications that could possibly be made to the way in which that rugby is refereed to enhance the sport. I’m certain that Keith has extra concepts to submit and stay up for seeing the dialogue within the feedback part all through the day.

My two cents value on regulation modifications:

  • Scale back the variety of substitutes allowed for use in a recreation. I don’t care what number of gamers sit on the bench, however you’ll be able to solely use 4 substitutes. The concept greater than half the beginning crew will get changed every recreation is bonkers. Make extra gamers play extra minutes after which they’ll must be fitter and can turn into fatigued which can open up the sport. I perceive why rugby ended up with 7 reserves/substitutes once they modified from damage primarily based to tactical substitutions, after which 8 with a full entrance row, however each recreation I watch, the minutes from 50-70 are stuffed with stoppages with drained obese gamers strolling off, and recent even greater gamers working on to interchange them. Worldwide groups are seemingly stacked with gamers that may’t successfully play a full recreation of 80 minutes. If a crew makes use of all of its subs and there’s an damage with 10 minutes to go, then dangerous luck, play with 14. In fact, there could must be some consideration for HIA, as identified by Eloise when we have now mentioned this earlier than.
  • Possibly a purple card must be value 40 minutes, not the complete recreation, and never 20 minutes like SANZAAR trialled. I’m speaking about excessive tackles just like the Sam Cane one right here, not real Richard Loe model foul play. 20 minutes doesn’t appear to be sufficient of a penalty for the offending crew, and the consensus following the World Cup is that a complete recreation purple card has an excessive amount of of an influence, so possibly the stability of half a recreation is best. Both that, or you need to use one in all your 4 substitutes to interchange the offending participant.

RWC2023 Remaining

There was a variety of commentary throughout the recreation about how Shannon Frizell was the primary participant to obtain a yellow card in a World Cup ultimate. In fact that was all garbage as any true Wallabies fan will keep in mind that John Eales was issued a yellow card by Andre Watson within the 1999 RWC ultimate. One other case of the Kiwis being 24 years late and making an attempt to assert one thing that belonged to Australia, identical to lamingtons, pavlova, and Crowded Home (you’ll be able to have Russell Crowe). For the report, Australia went on to win the sport, even after the yellow card.

Australian captain John Eales talks to South African referee Andre Watson after receiving a yellow card throughout the Rugby World Cup 1999 ultimate in opposition to France on the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. {Photograph}: William West/AFP/Getty

Western Power

Plainly the Western Power are already in pre-season mode and are selling group rugby in Albany on 21 November. It appears like a tricky promote to be selling ruby in late November, nevertheless it’s nice to see. Extra particulars right here and credit score to Happyman for this, who discovered time to share this hyperlink from spot in paradise.

New Zealand Rugby Participation

No, I’m not referring to the losers medal that the Nearlies gamers acquired for turning as much as the World Cup ultimate, however truly concerning the complete variety of group rugby gamers that took to the sector in 2023. Based on a New Zealand Rugby information launch, group rugby participation in 2023 was up by 7% on 2022 with a complete of 147,434 folks taking part in rugby in 2023. Ladies and women rugby grew by 20% over the identical time which is nice to see.

Credit score to Karl for this as he despatched the hyperlink within the craparazzi chat. I had thought to do a comparability of the key nations by way of the variety of gamers, and up to date development, however work acquired in the way in which so possibly one other time.

Northern Hemisphere Rugby

It’s winter up there within the northern hemisphere and membership rugby continues to be in full swing, however to be sincere, after the feast of the World Cup, too many late nights, and never sufficient precise work over the past two months, I’m discovering it onerous to concentrate to it.

Oceanic Sevens

The Aussie Ladies’s Sevens crew took out the Oceanic Sevens at Ballymore final weekend as key preparation for the upcoming tournaments in Cape City and Dubai. The occasion was coated by RA’s Nathan Williamson right here , possibly the gamers deserve extra of the accolades than the coach, however any publicity is nice publicity. Congratulations on the victory, and good luck within the video games to come back.

Anyway, pleased Thursday G&GRs, thanks for studying if you happen to made it this far, and over to you within the feedback part.

Cheers

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