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Navbox color[edit]

I propose that rugby union squad navboxes should contain colors. Many navboxes have color in them, particularly and obviously to show their teams colors. All NBA and NFL navboxes are colored and they're high class notable. Personally I don't know why rugby navboxes aren't allowed color.

Cheers, Kidsoljah (talk) 03:48, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

WP:RU hierarchy decide to make them look shit, nothing we lesser ones can do anything about, I preferred color, it made the navboxes eye catchy and gave the articles they were on a bit of every rugby union player articles look like something a dog took a large shit just carries on from the fact that our rugby infoboxes are more so "soccer infoboxes" with 2 sections, "Caps and Goals" (Who cares about tries, penalties, conversion, drop goals etc).....we, as a project are devolving while the rest of the projects are evolving...If you are still part of this project, I ask you to drop out like I already have--Stemoc 04:10, 31 July 2016 (UTC)
What does adding colours do that makes the article better? Adding extra info into the infoboxes to cover tries etc would be useful but changing the colours of navboxes does not improve things and can contribute to making an article "look like something a dog took a large shit over" rather than making it less so. noq (talk) 12:34, 31 July 2016 (UTC)
No one is suggesting turning articles into cavalcades of colour, only the navboxes. Personally, I find it useful to be able to identify an appropriate navbox immediately by the colours used in the title bar. As the OP suggested, it works very well for NFL and NBA articles, and I can confirm it looks fine on soccer and cricket articles too. As long as the colours used are appropriate and don't cause accessibility issues, I don't see why we shouldn't reinstate the colours to rugby navboxes (not sure about infoboxes though!). – PeeJay 12:45, 31 July 2016 (UTC)


  • User:Kidsoljah, others within WP:RU, perhaps even those you've discussed navbox issues with, have created rugby navboxes in the past which have been deleted from the encylopedia. You (or them or me) may think something is good, but doesn't mean you (or them or me) is right. If you don't know why, for example, a stack of ten navboxes lit up in multicolours might flag an issue then refer to MOS:NAVBOXCOLOR point 5: "If an article includes several navboxes whose colors conflict with each other, discretion should be used to minimize the disruption by using the default colors for navboxes". WP:RU is just a group of rugby editors, guided by the Wikipedia:Manual of Style like any other editors. Colour may be used but it must be with discretion without affecting simple readability. -- Ham105 (talk) 12:52, 31 July 2016 (UTC)
Ham105, so you're saying that color is allowed? If so, how much? I want to be able to involve three different colors, not just one. Kidsoljah (talk) 20:44, 31 July 2016 (UTC)
I don't think that is what @User:Ham105 is saying. The problem is when you get multiple navboxes with clashing colours the result can be a mess. As the navboxes are templates, adding colour to them will affect all articles with them you can't pick and choose which articles the colours appear on - they appear on all or none. noq (talk) 07:06, 1 August 2016 (UTC)
I agree with that they will look a mess with clashing colors, but many football players articles witness that. I think it's just ridiculous that rugby navboxes can't introduce color because of one simple factor. Kidsoljah (talk) 22:34, 1 August 2016 (UTC)
So why do we need to follow football? Why do we need to introduce colour? To tell you what team someone plays for? That will be in the infobox at the top of the article so why add colour to navboxs at the bottom? Would you scroll to the bottom of an article to look at the colours if you wanted to know the team or read the infobox? noq (talk) 14:02, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

I agree the navboxes should have colour, makes them look better and all other sports I can see (football, cricket, NFL, NBA for a start) have them. Makes rugby look very odd and conservative to not have boxes with colour.Skeene88 (talk) 13:12, 23 October 2016 (UTC)

Individual seasons[edit]

Is there a particular reason rugby union clubs do not have individual season articles? Leeds United FC fan (talk) 20:57, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

Not really? There are a few here and there, but not as many as the league side where you might be coming from. However, there are "current season" articles for competitions. Just not individual club seasons. Sirpottingmix (talk) 07:47, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

Please update WP:NRU[edit]

I just commented on Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Giorgi Pruidze. He played for Georgia at the 2015 Rugby World Cup. In evaluating WP:NRU I see it hasn't been updated for the 2015 World Cup. I don't have the knowledge to make sure that the correct update is made and technically that the update should be made, but looks to me someone with the knowledge should. RonSigPi (talk) 21:35, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

Hi @RonSigPi:, that's now been updated. Thanks, TheMightyPeanut (talk) 23:17, 4 November 2016 (UTC)
Hi @TheMightyPeanut: and @RonSigPi: the update doesn't in fact address the change in the definition of High Performance Union by World Rugby.
They have now been split into 2 tiers.
  • Tier One (the 10 Six Nations/Rugby Championship Unions): England France Italy Ireland Scotland Wales + Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa
  • Tier Two (the other 10 RWC qualified Unions): For the moment for the 2019 World Cup they are Georgia and Japan.
This definition is floating and the players enter and leave the notability status depending on when you look at the qualified teams. I have initiated a discussion on this talk page Wikipedia_talk:Notability_(sports)#NRU_update_High_performance_unions. to address the situation and would appreciate input from others. Domdeparis (talk) 10:24, 24 November 2016 (UTC)

Fiji ranking[edit]

Could someone have a look at the Fiji rankings in the infobox? It had they were current number 1. I changed that to 10 and their highest ranking was number 1. I think it was 10 but I could be wrong.(Mobile mundo (talk) 20:45, 17 November 2016 (UTC))

Joe Warbrick peer review[edit]

Hi all. I've opened a peer review for Joe Warbrick, the 19th century Maori New Zealand rugby player. Hasn't been a new rugby union Featured Article for a while, so I'm looking for feedback here before nominating at WP:FAC sometime early next year. So if anyone has a spare couple of hours over the holiday season I'd appreciate any constructive feedback you're willing to offer. Thanks! -- Shudde talk 14:37, 24 December 2016 (UTC)

Notice to participants at this page about adminship[edit]

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