TRULY, A FASCINATING ‘SECRET TO NZ’s STYE OF PLAY…??? (is simply Not to credit the original sources…!) – ISBN: 978-1-78255-059-4 | Rugby-The ART of Scrummaging (2015). Pages 368-275.
[A prominent high executive from NZ Rugby (a professional of high reputation) received two books from me = The ART of Scrummaging I (Pub 2012) & II (Pub 2015) – just 6 months ago in March 2021.
IS THIS A MERE COINCIDENCE??? – The above-described book (II) has been in public circulation for the last 5 1/2 years!
Mmmmmmmmmm. Yep, a remarkably successful country indeed which should not resort to this type of (for lack of a better word) I’d call it obtaining information by deception. If I am wrong, please tell me… I’m all ears. Am willing to learn about this ‘secret-styles-tactics’.
Nevertheless, may I add, in my not-so-modest opinion, “insufficient success” finishing 3rd in the last 2019 RWC.
FOLLOWING IS EXCERPTS OF THE ARTICLE PUBLISHED BY NZ’s rugbypass.com
“Following a reset scrum, the team feeding the ball will be given the option of an uncontested scrum, to quicken up the contest (provided that neither team’s infringement caused the reset) while in senior club rugby, scrums will be allowed to move only 1.5 metres forward before the feeding team is awarded a free kick. A full breakdown of the law variations can be found on the New Zealand Rugby website. Former All Blacks head coach Wayne Smith who contributed to the development of several of the EDSLVs, said NZR’s appetite to experiment with changes to improve the game and influence global thinking was really exciting. “The secret to New Zealand’s style of play has always been centred around innovation, imagination and flair. These law variations once again demonstrate New Zealand Rugby’s determination to be world-leading in their approach, while keeping player safety and appeal at the heart of the game. “As a coach, we know the safest way to play is also the most effective way, so introducing these law variations next year will be a great opportunity for our coaches at all levels to positively influence the safety of the game, and an enhanced rugby experience for our players.
WELL, DEAR FREINDS AND COLLEAGUES ONE SINGLE POSTING has showed me, one of the ways of HOW NEW ZEALAND RUGBY MAINTAINS ITS WINNING STYLE!
CLARIFICATION: In no way this article tries to defend the appalling Wallabies’ performances of the last seven years or so (Robbie Deans record 58%, 2014) Today the Wallabies are well and truly under 50% matches won) – https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/international/118437532/wallabies-woe-a-dire-decade-that-almost-broke-australian-rugby
Enrique TOPO Rodriguez