AUSTRALIA RUGBY LOOK TO ROD KAFER

Former Wallaby Rod Kafer has been appointed into Australian Rugby Union coaching development to supervise the national coaching advisory panel, according to reports.


The TV pundit has promised to deliver in the position as Australian rugby seeks a change to its failing status in the game.

Kafer is supposed to help the team avoid their predictability and introduce innovation that would lead to success. He is pushing that Australian rugby have a style of rugby.

“We have to determine what is the right mechanism for the game at the moment. Australian teams for me were teams that were inventive and they were innovative, they were creative and that was out point of difference. Maybe we’ve just lost that a little bit, we’ve gone to being structured and predictable,” Kafer explained.

Kafer lauded the kicking style of play of the All Blacks and The Hurricanes, adding that it was a core part of “an attacking philosophy and a strategy of being creative.” He asked that Australians do away with condemning kicking in the game. He is pushing for creativity and innovation in any way that would give Australian rugby an advantage. Continue reading “AUSTRALIA RUGBY LOOK TO ROD KAFER”

In Focus: Israel Folau

Being a native of New South Wales in Australia, Israel Folau is an Australian rugby player who has become a legend across the world. He has been part of the rugby club like NSW Waratahs, NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes while participating in Super Rugby. Folau had been with Melbourne Storm when he participated in the National rugby league between the years 2007 and 2008.

He also made a debut record year that time with the number of tries he put in. The consecutive year he was found to play with the Brisbane Broncos. He has played as a center or wing position. In such capacities, he has played for the Australian rugby league team and participated in State Origin and Queensland matches. In such matches he was the youngest player in the games. Continue reading “In Focus: Israel Folau”

6 NATIONS: HALFPENNY ACCEPTS MISTAKE

Leigh Halfpenny has come out openly to accept that he wrongly made an error of judgment in his side’s Six Nations defeat to Scotland last weekend.

Halfpenny turned down a kick at goal during the 51st minute of the game, thus spurning his side’s opportunity to climb ahead of their opponents on the score sheet.

In the hopes of levelling the match, Alun Wyn Jones, Wales’s skipper had indicated to the referee, John Lacey that they would go for the three points. However, with Halfpenny’s decision, Dan Biggar, Wales outhalf was forced to kick for the corner which saw Wales fail to score from the resulting lineout. That done, Scotland pulled away in a no nonsense fashion, to emerge winners in a 29-13 victory. Continue reading “6 NATIONS: HALFPENNY ACCEPTS MISTAKE”