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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

U13s: "It's like the game they play in New Zealand". Really?

With RFUW reigning slightly back on the worst elements of their panicked (well, what other adjective would anyone suggest?) introduction of the new U13 game, and with a David Rose promising that a DVD will be sent to all clubs very shortly explaining it all, the debate is rather on "pause" at the moment.

The girls U13 game is basically the same as a set of proposed (but, as yet untried) rules for the U10 mini rugby and one justification for this new game is that it is based on the way the game is taught and played by minis in the southern hemisphere. Or, in other words, if New Zealand play it that way, then obviously we should too.

Unfortunately there is one tiny problem with this - it does not appear to be true. Take a look at this video of an U8 game - yes, UNDER 8 GAME - filmed in New Zealand less than a year ago.

I may be wrong here, but isn't that kicking I can see? And at least one line-out? And what looks very like rucks? And... well, its definitely not the tag (or tag-and-grab) game being proposed is it?

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