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Alessandro Garbisi[edit]

Hello, yesterday Garbisi jr. won his 1st cap for Italy. I added some info. Would someone please review my English? Thanks in advance, -- Blackcat Ar Icon Contact.svg 21:44, 2 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Jake Thiel[edit]

This might be a deletion discussion of interest to the members of this project. Sportsfan 1234 (talk) 22:52, 12 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

David Humphreys and London Irish[edit]

I'm working on a draft rewrite of the article on David Humphreys. I think I've got most of it accurate and appropriately sourced, but I don't have any good sources for his seasons at London Irish in the early years of professionalism. Does anyone know any I could use? --Nicknack009 (talk) 20:51, 18 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It is hard to find stuff on English rugby from that period outside specialist books, e.g. histories of clubs or biographies. You could try the British Newspaper Archive? That often has good stuff up to around 2000, and is generally a treasure trove for rugby as the papers covered the sport well but it doesn't really get put up online anywhere else regularly.Skeene88 (talk) 09:55, 19 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Barassi Line[edit]

Howdy. Some more input may be required at the Barassi Line page. GoodDay (talk) 15:18, 26 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Remaining redlink at World Rugby Hall of Fame[edit]

Hello. I was wondering if anyone would like to write the article for Dick Littlejohn/Richard Littejohn, the only redlink inductee at World Rugby Hall of Fame. He was a manager for the All Blacks in New Zealand. His induction page is here. It would be nice to see all of the inductees have an article :) MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 02:16, 13 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sergio Parisse[edit]

Hello all, just to warn you that the actual middle name of Sergio Parisse is Francesco, not Matteo. Here the source (from the Italian rugby federation, page 11). Regards. -- Blackcat Ar Icon Contact.svg 19:59, 2 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

So... fix it? Primefac (talk) 07:55, 3 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Primefac I wanted to leave to some of you the honour of doing that, but if there's not problem I am going to fix it myself :D -- Blackcat Ar Icon Contact.svg 13:40, 3 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The great thing about Wikipedia is that anyone can edit it. You don't need to ask permission to make a clearly uncontroversial edit. – PeeJay 11:56, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Biography template spitball[edit]

Okay, so I'm thinking of proposing something potentially wildly controversial, but I am doing it from a position of improving the Encyclopedia, so hear me out... I think we should remove points-tracking from {{Infobox rugby biography}}.

There are a few reasons for this. First, is that it is not entirely without precedent: {{Infobox ice hockey biography}} and a few other sports IBs do this (I mention ice hockey because they explicitly rejected the option of including points). Second, it is rare for the points to be both sourced AND accurate, if they're even presented at all. It seems like anyone playing prior to about 2010 (this is just a rough anecdotal number, don't skewer me over it) doesn't have points scored even recorded, meaning that a lot of the late-20th-century players just end up with a bunch of empty values. Meanwhile, the newer players are either out-of-date or simply inaccurate because of a lack of statistics.

I'm throwing this out there not as a hill I will die on, but mostly to gauge how necessary our Project sees these values. Do they contribute meaningful information to the page? Can they be maintained in a better manner? Is the template not broke, so I should just stop trying to fix it? Thoughts and opinions welcomed. Primefac (talk) 08:08, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

An interesting viewpoint. Since ESPN stopped recording international statistics, certainly test related stats have become difficult to find, as the go to for current player statistics, itsrugby, has become increasingly inaccurate recently in not just points, but appearances also. There's also the debate of what fixtures should be included in the statistics, with cup appearances and XV appearances sometimes being included when they should not do so, and appearances in non-recorded matches (Ranfurly Shield matches for NZ sides for example) being added by team specific editors. I wouldn't be against removing appearances from the infobox either (for club sides, I think caps and points internationally should be retained) due to lack of editors willing to update them and the accuracy issues, but I'm not sure other editors would agree. Rugbyfan22 (talk) 09:04, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]