13 Jun 2022

Looking behind the language of rugby

From Afternoons, 1:20 pm on 13 June 2022

As our national sport, rugby terms like line-out, scrum, and ruck are part of the Kiwi vernacular.

But what about foreign players and coaches who need to communicate these terms consisely in a different language?

Working with Stuart Benson from the University of Aizu in Japan, Professor Averil Coxhead has published a paper on the language of rugby.

She speaks to Jesse about what she's discovered.