Welcome to issue 97 of Rugby Club Magazine

Welcome to issue 97 of Rugby Club Magazine, the UK’s favourite magazine promoting Rugby Clubs across the UK.

Rugby World Cup 2019 player welfare approach delivered significant concussion reduction World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont has praised “hugely encouraging” player welfare results from Rugby World Cup 2019 that demonstrate a 28 per cent reduction in overall concussion incidence and a 37 per cent reduction in tackle concussion incidence compared to the current elite competition average. Japan 2019 was the first Rugby World Cup to feature the High Tackle Sanction Framework. Born of outcomes from the largest-ever study into concussion cause in rugby, the framework is an evidence-based process designed to aid a reduction in concussion risk by changing player behaviour from high-risk uprightRead More →

SOIL and WATER – BACK to BASICS By Bruce Brockway, Secretary Land Drainage Contractors Association We all know what we mean by ‘soil and water’ but it only refers to two of the three ingredients necessary for plant growth – the third being ‘air’. If you only have the first two you have a drainage problem! The purpose of drainage could be said to introduce air into soil. Plant roots need soil, water and air to be able to absorb nutrients from the soil. As a growing medium soil should consist of roughly 50% particles, 25% water, and 25% air. The water and air shouldRead More →

What are the trials? The package of six law amendments are: 50:22 kick: If the team in possession kicks the ball from inside their own half indirectly into touch inside their opponents’ 22 or from inside their own 22 into their opponents’ half, they will throw in to the resultant lineout Rationale: To create space via a tactical choice for players to drop back out of the defensive line in order to prevent their opponents from kicking for touch. The High Tackle Technique Warning: Successfully trialled at the World Rugby U20 Championship for the last two years, reducing the incidence of concussion by more thanRead More →