Introduction to Playing Smart
Balance and Stability
Tackle and Tackle Law
Support at the Ruck and Maul
Scrum - Basic Safety
Lineouts and Restarts
Conclusion and Question Time
Sign Off and Administration
To support coaches throughout the season the ARU has created a SmartRugby Checklist (located at the back of your SmartRugby booklet).
The face-to-face course ensures that all coaches and referees are upskilled in the correct techniques to develop confidence in contact amongst their participants. Coaches are required to cover this material in on-field sessions to players prior to the commencement of each season. Referees are required to understand the material and apply to the management of all games.
The techniques learnt are built into regular training and playing throughout the season, so that SmartRugby becomes an integral part of coaching and refereeing at your club, school or association.
The IRB has announced its match officials list for the second stage of the 2014 IRB Junior World Championships overnight, with two Australians appointed to referee two of the games in New Zealand on Sunday.
We’re excited to announce that Australian Rugby will be moving to a new online system for national competition management and participant registration for the 2014 Rugby Sevens season and the 2015 club Rugby season.
We’re set for an exciting year with plenty to look forward to in 2014, including our Qantas Men’s Sevens team competing in the Commonwealth Games (July), the Women’s Rugby World Cup in France (August) and the launch of a new domestic competition – the National Rugby Championship (August).