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Old 02-20-2007, 07:01 PM   #21
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That scrum rule is from the IRB, and applies at all levels, from international tests to club games. I personally hate it. It was intended to reduce barging, and reduce the impact of the engagement, thus reducing potential injuries. An arms length is not far enough to get a decent engagement. I'm finding I have to alter my foot position to on engagement to get decent positioning, which could easily cause more collapsed scrums.
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:20 PM   #22
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I remember the good old days, when a barge was just a way to say hi, wheeling was de riguer, and if you slipped under a scrum or ruck, you could count on being raked and stomped--your body was considered part of the ball. And we liked it.
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Old 02-21-2007, 06:40 AM   #23
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Bobby N - I love that quote, especially in the pub with all my football made buddies.

Andy S - It appears to be working better in the 6N's though and I'll bet it reduces neck injuries especially at the lower levels of the game.
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Old 02-22-2007, 11:31 AM   #24
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Chris, I guess it could help with neck injuries, although most that we saw when barging was more prevalent were from scrums collapsing, was usually a result of poor technique, a complete mismatch, or wheeling.
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Old 02-24-2007, 11:02 AM   #25
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For US rugby fans,
Versus, which used to be Outside Live Network (?), well OLN anyway, will be showing Rugby sevens this afternoon. A rare treat on US television.
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Old 02-25-2007, 03:06 PM   #26
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Missed it. Replays Thursday 2:30p. Its a replay/highlights from the USA Sevens in San Diego a few weeks ago. A big shout out to my college teammate and friend James "Guppy" Gillenwater, hooker for USA's sevens squad.

Setanta Sport plays a lot of stuff.
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Available on Direct TV. They are replaying England v Ireland tonight. They have all the Six Nations, and a lot of Super 14.
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Old 02-25-2007, 04:28 PM   #27
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If only I had direct TV--best of luck to your buddy. they didn't show much of the US.
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Old 02-26-2007, 10:30 AM   #28
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As a long time rugby player my vote definitely goes to Rugby as the most demanding overall of the team sports. But within rugby, the positions that demand the most have to be flankers. They have to be able to run all day, make tackles, pass well, and jump.
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Old 02-26-2007, 12:23 PM   #29
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I hate to disagree, but flankers are only a little removed from the backs. The greatest rugby players are of course--props. Bill
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Old 02-26-2007, 12:53 PM   #30
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I agree with Bill:
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Thats me at tighthead. On the left.
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