Rugby Explained: Kick-offs as the third set-piece

Rugby Explained: Kick-offs as the third set-piece When we talk about set-piece we often think about scrum and lineout. However, restarts are more than worthy holders of the third set-piece…

Spotlight on Scotland prop Oli Kebble

Spotlight on Scotland prop Oli Kebble THE PROP is not even remotely sold on the idea. However neat a metaphor it might be for Scottish and South African cultures unifying,…

Face-off: Do red cards ruin rugby as a spectacle?

Face-off: Do red cards ruin rugby as a spectacle? LIAM NAPIER New Zealand-based rugby journalist RUGBY’S RED card sanction needs to change. It is too regimented and outdated. Everyone agrees…

referee Andrew Brace

Referee Andrew Brace takes charge of the Calcutta Cup match this weekend. But what do we know about him? Here the IRFU official tells us all about himself, in his…