Monthly Archives: March 2014

RUGBY SCRUMS A WASTE OF TIME! By Gregor Paul (NZ Herald) and my reply…..

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11228857 See below my response/comments to Gregor Paul from the NZ Herald, Hi Gregor – you have raised several very valid points that are slowly but surely becoming “the Royal pain” of the rugby world (on and off the field) … Continue reading

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“Endless scrum resets and some poor refereeing are making rugby hard to enjoy” By Paul Thomas – (26/03/2014)

http://www.listener.co.nz/current-affairs/sport/paul-thomas-not-the-beautiful-game/ NZ – http://www.listener.co.nz Paul Thomas (PT) Enrique TOPO Rodriguea (ETR) (PT) Are referees and scrums making rugby unwatchable? Thus far, precious little of Super. Rugby has been pretty to watch, and pedantic (and sometimes inept) refereeing and endless mucking … Continue reading

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ESPN – Australia ponders rugby rule overhaul ! – (A realistic expectation?) Have your say!

http://www.espnscrum.com/australia/rugby/story/219701.html?fb_comment_id=fbc_618198114925143_14827941_618226034922351#f7821e144 Reply to ESPN Scrum – (25/03/2014) Thanks Jeffrey, For the compliment on my point No 3 and for the stick on the rest. I don’t take it personally and please you do not either! All these are personal opinions, … Continue reading

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RUGBY LAWS 2014 OVEERHAUL? – A Whim ? or A Must?

ESPN – AUSTRALIA PONDERS RUGBY RULE OVERHAL (25/03/2014) http://www.espnscrum.com/australia/rugby/story/219701.html?fb_comment_id=fbc_618198114925143_14827941_618226034922351#f7821e144 COMMENTS: o Jeffrey Fraser • University of Otago Excellent points Topo, with No3 the most salient and urgent. The laws of the game are pretty good – changing them will do … Continue reading

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Justin Marshall: SCRUMS ARE HURTING RUGBY (NZ Rugby Herald) + Comments by TOPO

Comments by Enrique TOPO Rodriguez “Justin Marshall’s Chalkboard: How scrums are hurting rugby” (www.nzherald.co.nz) – 21st March 2014 See below five (5) points made by Justin Marshall and my comments following: 1) Scrums are the big time wasters – and … Continue reading

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RUGBY SCRUMS, REVIEW & RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE IRB – APRIL 10TH 2013

TO: IRB Law Committee and Scrum Steering Group Mr. Graham Mourie, Mr. John Jeffrey, Mr. Mike Hawker, Mr. Brian O’Shea, Mr. Mike Cron, Mr. Didier Retiere, FROM: Enrique TOPO Rodriguez DATE: April 10th, 2013 SUBJECT:Pre-bind modifications Trials, South Pacific Cup, … Continue reading

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