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David Pocock has just come through surgery in a bid to play again before a year-long sabbatical, and he is breathing a further sigh of relief with SANZAAR indicating its hesitance at a potential rule change that would make his key skill irrelevant.Pocock went under the knife to fix a hand injury sustained during the Wallabies 36-20 victory over Argentina, treating his Twitter followers to a rather graphic image in the process, while across the Tasman New Zealands Mitre 10 Cup has been trialling some experimental law variations that have left some fans, players and pundits lamenting the perceived loss of the pilfer art - his greatest asset.The laws, which include a change from the definition of when a ruck is formed -- meaning no hands can be used -- have received a mixed response, and SANZAAR, following a recent meeting with all 18 coaches from Super Rugby, the competition the laws will move to next should they be given the green light, is certainly across the fears mentioned above.The prevailing issue is to what extent is the contest still on the tackle, and if youve watched a bit of [Mitre 10 Cup] you can see how hard it is to get in and actually win the ball, SANZAAR Game Manager Lyndon Bray told an Australian media briefing recently.And we want to protect a little bit of that contest. At the same time the balance is making sure the attack team has got confidence to play.So I really like some of it, and I think our view going through to World Rugby, which will look at all of that in November from a decision-making point of view [is] what might it look like going forward; I think those two things, the tackler and [having] the offside line as early as possible in the breakdown -- and maybe therefore redefine that a ruck starts with one player rather than two -- thats working well, but [also] maintaining the contest.Because I think in the southern hemisphere, one of our strengths, in all our core markets, is our ability to get on the ball -- and that gives us a real point of difference if you look across world rugby. So I think thats a key factor that we want to maintain.All Blacks great Richie McCaw made his name on an ability to win turnover ball at the breakdown, while the likes of Heinrich Brussow, George Smith and more recently Michael Hooper, Sam Cane and Pocock have all proven superb exponents of the pilfer role.The law variations being used in the Mitre 10 Cup have seen a move away from the compact No. 7 to a bigger, ball-running player - as noted by ESPN columnist Craig Dowd; while the changes have helped to speed up the recycle by forcing the tackler to clear the area, they may have in fact gone too far the other way.I think theres two key things that have come out of Mitre 10 [Cup], as a total package, [were] not sure that the whole experimental law is right, Bray said.But the issue around the tackler and his special rights we have in law, getting rid of that and making him forced to get out of the game and come back round like everyone else and [abide by] offside line at the breakdown, all of that is trying to get the support players of the attack team up off the ground.So in the traditional game weve got very accepting of guys in effect driving on the tackler whos on the ground, and thats what were trying to get out of the game so that you can speed up the flow of the ball, whether thats attacking team or turnover.So we were really clear last week that we want to maintain the man-on-feet defender having a strength of contest, we think thats critical. So theres some really good points to come out of it.World Rugby will review SANZAARs findings before moving on any changes, and the laws have to be introduced to Test level at least two years out from the Rugby World Cup to give both hemispheres adequate time to adjust. Haason Reddick Jersey. The Vancouver coach and an announced sellout crowd of 18,910 watched in dismay as the Canucks lost 7-4 to the New York Islanders on Monday night by squandering a 3-0 lead in the third period. Dorian Johnson Cardinas Jersey. Ryan Garbutt had a goal and two assists as Dallas snapped a six-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. Pierce was ejected in the third quarter of Indianas 103-86 win Monday. George Hill stole a bad pass and was going in for a layup, and Pierce hustled back and appeared to be trying to wrap him up. T. J. Logan Womens Jersey. Datsyuk will miss Tuesdays game against New Jersey and could be sidelined longer, while Cleary will likely miss at least the next three games. Its been an injury-plagued season for Datsyuk, who has suited up for just 39 games. Chad Williams Jersey. World champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia won the gold medal with 237.71 points, Moore-Towers and Moscovitch followed at 208.45 and Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov of Russia were third at 187.ARDMORE, Pa. -- Dont let the location fool you. Adam Scott spends a lot of time in the Bahamas, which is where he does most of his work. Scott has spent part of his time in the Bahamas the past couple of years, practicing and playing out of Albany Golf Club. The practice is important, because Scott has limited his schedule in recent years, and the key to that is being ready to compete when he does play on tour. "There are times when practice is a couple of hours a day," Scott said. "And then there are times, like last week, where good preparation and good practice is four to five hours a day. "I like that kind of number, because thats about the amount of time that I try to concentrate playing a round on tour. Its not just random. I think the amount of things I do randomly with golf is very few. Most of it is planned and purposeful." He said practicing between four and five hours is the right amount of time to get quality work and keep his focus, as he would in a round of golf. Scott said the new balance of limited tournaments and more practice to keep sharp has made him a better player. He wasnt the first to think of this. "Its no secret," Scott said. "Tiger (Woods) doesnt play much and he plays well all the time. (Greg) Norman played a really limited schedule, and he was a dominant player for a long time. It depends on what you do when youre not playing. Its not sitting at home on the couch. Its doing something thats making you better." But what about the rest of his time in the Bahamas? Go to the beach. Fishing? "I go to the gym," Scott said. And after the gym? "Then I sit on the couch," he said with a smile. ------ THE HANDSHAKE: In what was talked about Monday as "The Handshake," Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia finally saw each other on the practice range for the first time since Garcia jokingly said last month he would have Woods over for dinner during the U.S. Open and "we will serve fried chicken." They shook hands on the range, a moment captured by a fan who posted it to his Twitter account. Woods and Garcia had been going at it since the third round of The Players Championship, a feud that began when Garcia suggested Woods should have been paying attention when taking a club from the bag, which caused the gallery to cheer as Garcia was about to play his shot. They traded bards for the next few weeks through the media, which led to Garccias remark May 22 at a European Tour awards dinner in England.dddddddddddd Both are scheduled to have news conferences Tuesday. ------ ALTERNATES: Former Masters champion Mike Weir has done just enough at qualifying to earn a spot at the U.S. Open. Weir got one of six spots that had been set aside to accommodate anyone who moved into the top 60 in the world ranking published Monday. Kyle Stanley, who finished third at the Memorial, was at No. 60. He was the only one who qualified from the latest world ranking. After that, five players who were alternates at the 36-hole sectional qualifying spots filled the 156-man field. Weir lost in a playoff at the main Ohio qualifier and was first alternate. Also getting into the U.S. Open as a qualifying alternate were Ryan Palmer, Ryan Yip, Rikard Karlberg and Harold Varner III. The next two alternates for the U.S. Open are Jesse Schutte, followed by T.J. Vogel. ------ THE HOGAN PLAQUE: Most players have stopped in the 18th fairway at Merion to see the plaque that commemorates where Ben Hogan hit 1-iron into the green in the final round of the 1950 U.S. Open. It led to par to get him into a three-man playoff that he won the next day. Thats a moment that wont be duplicated this week. For one thing, that distance (214 yards) is more like a 4-iron or 5-iron for the modern player. Plus, no one carries a 1-iron. Jason Day has one in the bag, though its stamped as a 2-iron. He had his equipment company bend the loft of the club so that it works like a 1-iron. Day has had it in play the past few tournaments. Hes not sure if he will use it at Merion, saying its mostly for the British Open at Muirfield. He dropped a ball by the plaque during a practice round Sunday, but this was no time for his new clubs. Day hit 4-iron, instead. ------ ADAMS LOW PROFILE: Except for the biggest stars, most players win a major and hit the talk-show circuit. Adam Scott kept it simple after winning The Masters. He made one appearance on an American TV show, one for his native Australia. "I felt they were important for me to do," Scott said. "I feel Ive been welcomed in the States and really supported and I also wanted to show my appreciation for everyone in America, as well, because Im really lucky how much support I get out here. I really enjoy playing in front of everyone. But I felt thats all I needed to do. I try and entertain people on the golf course, not on talk shows." Wholesale Jerseys  Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '


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