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  1. O'Neill to make formal complaint about referee

    Posted Nov 06th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of his 'pedantic' interpretation of the law at the scrum and breakdown. O'Neill's move to issue a formal complaint hasn't come as a shock to Hong Kong officials. ... a showpiece.' Lewis was blamed for the stop-start nature of the game with both teams struggling at the scrum, while the Australians were also frequently penalised at the breakdown. Former Hong Kong ...

  2. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    All Blacks’ star scrum-half Piri Weepu signs for London Welsh

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 01:58pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Popular Kiwi calls time on his international career with move from New Zealand to England World Cup-winning All Blacks scrum-half Piri Weepu signed for English Premiership side London Welsh on Friday in a move destined to end his international career. Capped 71 times by New Zealand in an international career spanning 2004-2013, the 30-year-old ...

  3. Solid scrums crucial for Kazakhstan clash

    Posted May 04th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Football Club on Saturday. One of the prime reasons for their shock 16-9 loss to the Arabian Gulf in Bahrain last Friday was the scrum's malfunction. They lost six of their own put-ins ... we lose six of our own scrums, but most of the rest resulted in either the ball shooting out of the sides or untidy ball, which prevented us from going forward.' While Higgins said ...

  4. Tigers and Club dish up piping-hot offerings

    Posted Jan 21st 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... To take a 17-3 lead and then lose it is unforgivable,'' said disappointed Club coach Rodney McIntosh. Once DeA Tigers had their lineout in order and the scrums under some sort ... first try. A try-saving tackle on impressive Club No8 Henley by Servakula- he drove Henley back as he attempted to pick up from a five-metre scrum and drivee for his second try- gave DeA further ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    All Blacks outmuscle feared Argentine pack

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 12:07am by AFP

    ... for a 28-9 win. Coach Steve Hansen said the World Cup and Rugby Championship title-holders “sometimes get underestimated at scrum time” but two tries from scrums told a different story. “From a scrummaging point of view we should be very proud,” he said. There was a hell of a lot of pressure in [the scrum]. It’s the most amount of pressure I’ve had as flanker for a long time so I’d hate ...

  6. Kiwi Kimura proves his worth

    Posted Jan 08th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... scrum-half Lee Myung-guen, the Korean's smooth service giving Kimura all the time he needed to decide which option to take. With these three players dominant and with the forwards winning good ... A penalty from Rob Naylor and Cheuk's try saw the deficit cut to 22-8. Then, two minutes from full-time, Cocker peeled off a five-metre scrum to score under the posts and Naylor converted ...

  7. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Blues set to test Brumbies’ new improved scrum

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 11:43pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Canberra Australian leaders’ forwards have dominated in recent weeks, but now they come up against Tony Woodcock Blues will test Brumbies' new improved scrum Australian conference leaders ACT Brumbies' dominant scrum of recent weeks will face a tough test against a seasoned Auckland Blues pack in Super Rugby this weekend. The Brumbies' pack have ...

  8. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    Scotland have hope against France if scrum improves, says Nathan Hines

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 11:53pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Clermont-Ferrand, France Scotland have hope if scrum improves, says Hines The Scottish scrum will have to produce their best performance of the Six Nations ... Scotland needs the ball to express itself. It will be the scrum that decides the match against France Nathan Hines "The win over Italy confirmed the impression Scotland made in their first ...

  9. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    Wales drop scrum-half Phillips for must-win match against France

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 12:34am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Cardiff Wales half back Mike Phillips has been dropped to the bench for Friday’s must-win Six Nations match with France in Cardiff, while wing George North has moved into midfield in the absence of Scott Williams and Jonathan Davies. Holders Wa ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    New rugby union scrum rule has unexpected consequence

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... the scrum Rugby's new scrum law could simply see the crooked feed replace the collapse as the source of contention, and penalties, if the first outings at test level in the Rugby Championship on Saturday were anything to go by. The International Rugby Board (IRB) introduced the law with the aim of making the game safer for front-row forwards and are hoping for fewer scrum re-sets ...




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