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cusker
26-08-05, 15:08
I'm 15 and i play rugby (openside flanker) and we are still only aloud to play 60 mins not the full 80 mins i dont understand why :confused: could any of you inlighten me on why this is?

ExHookah
26-08-05, 16:08
When you can spell we will let you play 80 minutes.

Jacko
26-08-05, 16:08
Or support a half decent rugby team.

Bryan
26-08-05, 17:08
Law 5.7 (b)
In non-international matches a Union may decide the length of a match.

Now I assume you'd have to look at the Continuum document that the RFU provide for Junior Rugby (a document that I dont' have at my fingertips and which i'm not prepared to look for right now).

I suspect it has something to do with safety and the players' capacity for the extra 20 minutes, but I'm not a doctor nor a physio so don't quote me on that.

-Bryan

Simon Griffiths
26-08-05, 17:08
I would take thehookah's side here (here's an online dictionary (http://www.dictionary.com/)), but anyway:

It's in my PowerPoint Presentation (here (http://www.gladref.ndo.co.uk/news/VariationsU19.ppt)). But here's the playing time for different age groups in England:
U13/U14 (25 mins each way)
U15 (30 mins each way)
U16-U19 (35 mins each way)


Full 40 minute halves only in full adult or U21 rugby.

Number8
26-08-05, 19:08
I think there was a directive from the IRB that limits U-19 players to 90 minutes of rugby a day.

didds
26-08-05, 23:08
certainly youth FESTIVALS are liited to 5 games of 9 minute halves per PLAYER ie 90 minutes as I understand it (but given squad sizes and festival restrictions this is effectively a team limitation of course)

didds

cusker
27-08-05, 15:08
Bristol are in the guinness premiership so i think they are better than whatever side you support! Thanks people for telling me why this is :) :p

Robert Burns
27-08-05, 19:08
Please use proper spellings when posting cusker, this is a rugby forum not a phone text.

Hope you get all the info you need.

cusker
27-08-05, 20:08
sorry its a habbit! :(

Robert Burns
27-08-05, 20:08
No problems.

Jacko
28-08-05, 10:08
sorry its a habbit! :(

Habbit. Habit. A spelling error in a post apologising for incorrect spelling could well be the highlight of my day!

Robert Burns
28-08-05, 21:08
Now now Jacko, their is a difference between trying to spell and getting it wrong (something I myself am guilty of lots) and posting in text.

Lets not be too harsh! ;)

Mike Whittaker
28-08-05, 22:08
Now now Jacko, their is a difference between trying to spell and getting it wrong (something I myself am guilty of lots) and posting in text.

Lets not be too harsh! ;)

Yes Robert, THERE is a difference..... Knot that eye can torque... :eek: :D

Robert Burns
28-08-05, 22:08
See, 5 pints of budweiser always does it to me!!!

lol

didds
29-08-05, 00:08
god - you can DRINK budweiser?

new respect for Robert...

(though querying why he'd actually want to is high on the agenda!)

;-)

didds

Robert Burns
29-08-05, 00:08
it was in the fridge!!!

it's alchoholic!!!

It's better than Carlsberg!!! (IMO)

:D

Fabio
29-08-05, 00:08
Oh, I agree with you in those three points!! But the most relevant question seems to be: what the hell was Budweiser doing in your fridge anyway?!? Ah, if I were back in UK... :D

OB..
29-08-05, 02:08
it was in the fridge!!!I'm prepaed to trust you on that.


it's alchoholic!!!I demand a recount and a second opinion


It's better than Carlsberg!!! (IMO)So is Lucozade.

SD

Mat 04
29-08-05, 11:08
mmmmmmmmmmmmm ......lucozade.... yummmmmmmmmmmmmmm :rolleyes:

Mike Whittaker
29-08-05, 18:08
mmmmmmmmmmmmm ......lucozade.... yummmmmmmmmmmmmmm :rolleyes:


Alcoholic lucozade??? :eek: Now that really is an idea...... :D

Robert Burns
29-08-05, 19:08
gets you drunk but leaves you with lots of energy for 'afters'

isn't that what Vodka & Red Bull is for? lol.

Don't care what you say I like Bud, even more so when it's on draught, but my favourite is draught orangeboom (or Tennants when is Scotland). lovely stuff!

Ian_Cook
29-08-05, 23:08
Budweiser. My son (bless him) describes Budweiser as like "having sex in a canoe!" i.e. "####ing close to water".

Personally, I'd have the Carlsberg any day, but last time I was in England, a "friend" tanked me up on something called "Warsteiner?", which he later (much much later!) told be was also known as "wobblies". He did not have to explain why! Some friend!

ExHookah
29-08-05, 23:08
In defence of Budweiser, the stuff they sell in the UK is actually much better than Bud in the US. Bizarre but true.

Speaking of getting you hyped up, Bud also released a new beer recently, with added Caffeine, Ginseng and Guarana (sp?).

All more fodder for the "alcho-pop" crowd.

"Alchopop - Helping raise the Teen Pregnancy rate since 1992"

Ian_Cook
30-08-05, 03:08
I thought guarana was bird poop!

Robert Burns
30-08-05, 06:08
Hey, we are talking Budvar here, not 'king of beers' Bud!!!

Mike Whittaker
30-08-05, 09:08
I thought guarana was bird poop!

What will people be eating and drinking next, I wonder.

It is becoming increasingly difficult to keep up to date with all the latest trends in the colonies..... :rolleyes:

SimonSmith
30-08-05, 12:08
We miss the guiding hand of Mother Empire....

But not as much as I miss decent beer.

Mike Whittaker
30-08-05, 12:08
We miss the guiding hand of Mother Empire....

But not as much as I miss decent beer.


I recall visiting Las Vegas on a business trip (Honest!! but don't make hasty assumptions about the nature of the business... it would only make you even more envious) that I was given a free beer at a casino..

My amazement was that it was liquid... clearly the temp was many degrees below zero.. One shudders to think what additives were maintaining it as a super cooled liquid....

After about 30 mins of gambling..(clearly the cunning ploy) it was warm enough to sip slowly... There was no taste; none at all!! What an amazing place.... :confused:

didds
30-08-05, 20:08
its the draft [sic] beer that came with ice floating in it that got me!

didds

Mike Whittaker
30-08-05, 22:08
its the draft [sic] beer that came with ice floating in it that got me!

didds

With about as much taste as the decaff coffee..... :(

Account Deleted
31-08-05, 12:08
I believe that the reduced time periods for age range rugby are daft. The lads go fromour controlled games to a "free-for-all" on the park afterwards. Result, potential injuries through playing "full-on " rugby with no referees and no age range restrictions. Better to tire them out with us in charge so they go home knackered.

cusker
06-09-05, 17:09
I would prefer to play the full 80 and all of my team would!!

Mike Whittaker
07-09-05, 09:09
I believe that the reduced time periods for age range rugby are daft. The lads go fromour controlled games to a "free-for-all" on the park afterwards. Result, potential injuries through playing "full-on " rugby with no referees and no age range restrictions. Better to tire them out with us in charge so they go home knackered.

A more intensive 'warm up' session before the match would appear in order. :rolleyes:

didds
07-09-05, 12:09
... not to mention a less intense warm down after with dire warnings about their LTAD prospects if they then poiur all those lactates back in and dfamage the muscles all over again.

Yoiu ight have trouble convinving an 8 year old of that mind!

:-)

didds