Formed 2004 ... Herts 7s U14 Runners-up 2005 ... North Herts U14 team, Herts Youth Games 2005 runners-up (coached by Letchworth)... Herts Superteams U14 Runners-up 2005 ... Herts SuperTeams "Fairplay" winners 2006 ... Rochford 10s U17 Champions 2006 ... East Midlands 10s U17 Runners-up 2007 ... East Midlands 10s U17 "Fairplay" winners 2007 ... National 10s U17 5th place and "Fairplay" winners 2007 ... Herts 7s U17 Plate runners-up 2007 ... National 7s U17 Plate winners 2007 ... RFU "President's XV" Award winners 2007 ... Herts Superteams winners 2007 ... Midlands 10s U18 Runners-up 2008 ... National 10s U18 4th place 2008 ... North Herts U11 team, Herts Youth Games 2008 runners-up (coached by Letchworth girls) ... London and SE 7s U18 Plate runners-up 2008 ... Herts 7s U18s runners-up 2008 ... National 7s U18s quarter-finalists 2008 ... Gloucester City 10s U18 Bowl runner-up (6th) 2009 ... Worthing 10s U18 Plate runner-up 2009 ... National 7s U18 Plate winners 2009... Worthing 10s U15 Plate winners 2010... Worthing 10s U18 Shield winners 2010... Herts 7s U15 and U18 Bowl runners-up 2010... National 7s U18 Plate runners-up 2010...

Thursday, June 04, 2009

So you think you know the laws?

The IRB have just launched a superb guide to the new laws of rugby (ie. now that the ELV dust has finally settled). This really is a "Must See" for anyone and everyone - players, parents, managers, coaches, and those who occasionally referee! 

To begin with the guide has the text of all the laws - but with videos from real games illustrating most of the major points, making all the normally dry text far more easy to understand. You can also download a PDF of the entire laws.

However - that is just the start. The really clever thing is the "Law Exam" - and online test of all the laws. Each of the 22 laws - plus 7s, U19 variations and referee signals  - has its own module (so 25 in all) and you have to get five question right to pass each one.

But the really fun part is last one - the video test - which brings it all together and turns you into a video referee. Why did the referee blow his whistle in that clip? What should he award? What infringement took place while that try was being scored? What should happen next?

Its quite tricky - and frustrating when you get four right and then mess up on the fifth question and have to start again! Test a friend - see who can finish a module, or even the whole exam, first!

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