The Game provides regular analysis, information, education and tips about the game we all love.
As we move through the Super Rugby season,there will be opinion pieces on the shape of the game, video clips of incidents with information about the decision made, and statistics to demonstrate what is happening in the game around scrum, tackle and other areas of interest. We will have interviews with key players, coaches and referees, sharing their views on the game and what is happening within rugby.
We will be measuring the speed of the ball delivery at the tackle, the completion rate at scrum time, how many minutes the ball is in play, how many penalty kicks are awarded and so much more!
Keep in touch with that is happening with our game, and check back with us weekly for reviews of action by the round!
The International Rugby Board Council has announced the implementation of a global trial of the “crouch, bind, set” scrum engagement sequence, which is aimed at enhancing player welfare by reducing impact on engagement by up to 25 per cent in elite competition.
SANZAR Game Manager Lyndon Bray talked with the Dominion Post about some interesting statistics regarding the scrums.
The 2013 Super Rugby season is now well underway, and SANZAR Game Manager Lyndon Bray has been happy with how the new trial with the Television Match Official has begun, while noting that among the 'BIG THREE' Game Measures (agreed by SANZAR, the referees, coaches and teams), first scrum hit completion is at record levels.
Record-breaking South African Test referee Jonathan Kaplan will retire from professional refereeing at the end of the 2013 South African season.
The 2012 Super Rugby season saw the introduction of a white card, a lesser penalty card than the yellow and red, which the referee can use to flag an incident for review by the Citing Commissioner post match.
As we reach the end of the pool play, with every home team seeking a win to stay in the race for the Finals, the statistics tell us some interesting stories.
Picture the action on Friday evening, as Andy Ellis gets tackled just short of the goal-line, with the Chiefs player, Kerr-Barlow managing to slide in and hold on for dear life.
SANZAR has announced the referee appointments for the final three rounds of the 2012 Super Rugby regular season.
A revised scrum engagement sequence will be trialled globally following unanimous backing from the IRB's expert Scrum Steering Group.
Sanzarrugby.com takes a look at four different tackle situations, and their subsequent penalties or sanctions.