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If you get the feeling that this was not a great round, have a look at the tries and penalty goals scored compared with previous weeks. Apart from records of getting possession in matches, you can also see who has scored most tries and most penalties and be surprised at who has conceded most penalties.
This week's statistics, the Sydney match not withstanding, tell you that the scrums are getting much, much better with fewer collapses and resets. The statistics also tell you lots of mosts and leasts/fewest - ball in play time, tries, penalties, penalties goaled, stoppages. Then, too, they will tell how each team fared this weekend at line-outs - and guess which player conceded most penalties.
There are here some statistics from Round 6 of Super 15. You can see the great match with the small number of stoppages, the number of tries scored, the number of penalties conceded, who has scored fewest tries, who has goaled most penalties, and so on.
It is one of the signature moments in a rugby match, when two teammates work in tandem beating a single defender and Rugby Rugby's Tom Billups breaks it down.
We give some statistics from the matches. You can find out who was penalised most this weekend and over the whole tournament, who kicked most, who passed least, who scored most/fewest tries, which game had most action - that sort of thing.
There were first wins for the Cheetahs and the Force this weekend. In fact for the Cheetahs it was their first Super Rugby win abroad. We give some stats from the matches.
In this piece, we will present and discuss concussion management tests and how they are used to ensure player welfare.
Over the last several years, identifying concussions and determining when it is safe to return to play have been white-hot topics in contact sports and Rugby Rugby's Tom Billups looks at how to identify concussions in rugby.
As the United States inches closer to having all of its men’s collegiate and club teams competing, it seems an appropriate time to discuss positional requirements and how they interface with modelling out a performance for a rugby player.
As a follow up to my previous column post on rugby nutrition, this offering will address planning and overseeing pre-game team meals.
Today’s modern rugby match places much greater demands on its participants than matches did fifteen years ago and Rugby Rugby's Tom Billups looks at nutritional considerations for rugby players.
Scrums are one of the most unique aspects of rugby union. In this column, we will examine scrum engagement commands and how the recently revised cadence of commands influence scrum engagements.
Welshman Michael Owen was only notable to me during a 1999 Pontypridd senior team training session because he was so young looking and Rugby Rugby's Tom Billups caught up with the rugby player.
As Christmas and another Northern California rugby season nears, I am sharing with the loyal www.rugbyrugby.com readers my Christmas wish list.
Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday and one that provides all of us an opportunity to pause and give thanks for our blessings. In this offering, I will attempt to express long overdue thanks for all that I have been given.
Gilbert has released a new line of rugby cleats. The Gilbert Virtuo 8S is part of the exciting new product. Check it out.
The entire All Blacks apparel line has been updated for 2013/14. Check out the New Zealand All Blacks polo.
The Nike Tiempo is a solid rugby cleat and one of few styles still made from full-grain natural leather.
The Gilbert Blitz 8S rugby cleat is a great cleat at a great price of $69.99. Get a new pair of cleats today.
A cool looking all black rugby cleat with the high performance adidas is known for. Get in the Gear!
Wear the crest of the British and Irish Lions on your t-shirt. A great look for the summer.
The All Blacks Performance t-shirt is black with hints of blue from the training jersey. Very Cool.
The New Zealand All Blacks training jersey for 2013/14. Get in the Gear!
The USA Rugby Pro Alternate rugby jersey is perfect for any fan of the Eagles. Get yours to wear during the summer Test matches.
The NEW All Blacks 2013/14 jersey has arrived at World Rugby Shop. Dare to wear the colors of the All Blacks.