at the ground

The players, teams , issues involved with the Rugby World Cup 2015


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Stade Francais lose to La Rochelle

Morne Steyn along with Will Genia had very quiet games as La Rochelle spent long periods attacking and putting Stade under pressure. Although Steyn looked solid under pressure and found some good long touch-finders he was unable to spark the Stade backline.

Victor Vito stood out as the best loose forward on the park.The sun was out and the field was dry so conditions probably suited Vito. Brock James had a good game in the pivot position for La Rochelle.


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What is Domkrag rugby? Part 3

Let’s talk about premeditated kicks

South Africa more than any other nation depends on their scrum-half as a tactician almost more than the fly-half. Looking back in rugby history the scrum-half traditionally passed from forwards to fly-half and the fly half directed play. Then scrum-halves then began doing the unexpected. They might once in a while go for a sniping run, catching the defence out as the defence was expecting him to pass. Then mainly on clearance kicks when everyone would have eyes on the fly-half to clear his lines all of a sudden out of the blue the scrum-half would make the clearance kick, taking the pressure off the fly-half. As time went on scrum-halves became more and more involved in the decision making.

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Master tactician Fourie du Preez

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