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# scrums - Monday 15 July, 2019

Best offers input as World Rugby outlaws dangerous 'axial loading' in scrums

The governing body has announced an amendment to its law book.

# scrums - Saturday 30 September, 2017

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Poll: Should tackling be banned in schools?

What do you think? Is rugby too dangerous for children and young people?

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Pressure mounts on rugby chiefs as academics call for school scrums to be banned

A leading expert says young people are at greater risk of concussion and brain injury.

# scrums - Thursday 9 June, 2016

'They keep biltong in the fridges instead of vegetables, which is brilliant'

Ireland tighthead Mike Ross knows he faces a big scrum battle on Saturday.

# scrums - Thursday 16 April, 2015

'We've got to the stage where you can substitute half the team'

Anthony Foley would like to see altered scrums, only five subs and the re-introduction of rucking in rugby.

# scrums - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Twitter pics, illegal angles and BJ Botha's problems with Wayne Barnes

The Munster tighthead found himself in a spot of bother at the scrum against Clermont last weekend.

# scrums - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Visualisation and video analysis powering McGrath in Ireland's set-pieces

Ireland’s forwards get limited time on the pitch to work on their scrums and mauls.

# scrums - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

We'll learn a hell of a lot being in the cauldron of Argentina - Greg Feek

Ireland’s scrum coach is happy with the progress made this season, but recognises that more growth is required.

# scrums - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Super Rugby shows the way in clinical attacking from scrum platform

Using videos and GIFs of some of last weekend’s Super Rugby action, we look at some strong examples.

# scrums - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

You won't be hearing the 'yes, nine' call in this weekend's Heineken Cup

The IRB has made a greatly welcome alteration to the scrum-related protocol.

# scrums - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Cian Healy is a nightmare to scrummage against - Mike Ross

The Ireland international tight head prop gives an insight into how the law changes at scrum time have impacted.

# scrums - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

'I knew Martin Moore was going to have an impact' - Cian Healy

The Ireland international claims to be unsurprised by his 22-year-old teammate’s development.

# scrums - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Archer ready for forward battle with strong Leinster pack

The Munster tight head knows how important the set piece contest will be at Thomond Park on Saturday.

# scrums - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Feek calls for calm over new scrum rules

Leinster’s coach says that the updated laws will take time to be perfected.

# scrums - Saturday 29 December, 2012

Inter-pro: 3 key battles to decide Leinster v Connacht

Joe Schmidt’s men will be keen to avenge a 34-6 defeat earlier in the season and end a losing run.

# scrums - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

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RefCam introduction to give rugby fan a ref's eye view of the action

Footage from the new camera will be featured in Sky’s coverage of Newcastle Falcons v London Scottish this weekend.