Category: Ask a Golden Oldie

Ask a Golden Oldie: What is causing professional players to start acting like footballers, with play acting, talking back to the referee and dwindling sportsmanship? And, what can be done about it?

Another fantastic response to our previous edition of ‘Ask a Golden Oldie’! Thank you, again, for all your comments and for keeping the clubhouse chat going online! This week, we chose a big one to address: What is causing professional players to start acting like footballers, with play acting, talking back to the referee and…

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Ask a Golden Oldie: Has the Northern/Southern Hemisphere gap closed or widened since the Rugby World Cup?

Well, we had a cracking response to our first week of “Ask a Golden Oldie”, especially on social media – Thank you all for your comments on our Facebook and Twitter pages, we hope for more of the same again this week. Don’t forget, you can comment directly on this blog as well using the comments section…

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Ask a Golden Oldie: Should tackling in schools rugby be banned?

There is lengthy, on-going discussion taking place throughout the rugby world following the recent outbreak of support for tackling to be banned in schools. This is off the back of a petition put forward by doctors and medical professionals in the UK. Everyone has voiced their opinion, from Laurence Dallaglio to Question Time panelists. However, members of…

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