Why Game On?
No one likes training during the week only to have the match defaulted on Friday night or Saturday morning. If you're a rugby coach you might have to spend all week looking for front rowers. That's all about to change with Game On and it's designed to make sure that the rugby still kicks off.
How does it work?
The rugby match will play under the Game On approach if a team has 15 and/or fewer players or doesn't have enough front-rowers.
Agreement must be reached with teams and match officials prior to the match starting, however, teams are encouraged to agree on the Game On options in the days leading up to match day.
Who will use Game On?
Game On was introduced to in 2020 and both Senior Club rugby, below Hankins Shield, and secondary school rugby, below Premier 1, will use Game On.
In early 2006 the IRB undertook a review of all courses and the way coaches and match officials are trained and supported. The research and action plan identified a need to develop a robust, competency-based, quality-assured, training process for
Performance Coaching Course
A course run by Investec Super Rugby teams based around functional role analysis, team selection, establishing an effective team culture, physical preparation and nutrition, back attack, law, applied individual skills training, game planning, advanced continuity skills, sport psychology and communication skills. Coaches completing this course will also gain the World Rugby Level 3 qualification (Analysing and Preparing Players).
DRC is a course which provides coaches with an outstanding overview of coaching rugby. The Manawatu Rugby Union utilises top resource coaches to deliver this programme including International, Super Rugby and Mitre 10 Cup coaches.
A practical course designed to instruct junior front row players and their coaches in the techniques and conditioning required for these positions. Correct body posture and safety are integral parts of this course.
Who Should Go?
- Junior grade Front Rowers.
- Potential Front Rowers
- Coaches and parents
(Coaches bring your players along)