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Message 1284623 - Posted: 16 Sep 2012, 22:04:25 UTC

I have only seen a few teams play Rugby here but have watched it on TV. I can say one thing I would like to see more of it here.

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Message 1284651 - Posted: 17 Sep 2012, 0:06:14 UTC

I not sure I'm seeing this. Does this mean that in the near future we might have a decent conversation with our cousins across the pond that includes the words backs, wings, locks and hookers.

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Message 1284679 - Posted: 17 Sep 2012, 3:15:29 UTC - in response to Message 1284651.

I not sure I'm seeing this. Does this mean that in the near future we might have a decent conversation with our cousins across the pond that includes the words backs, wings, locks and hookers.


Heck, I could talk to you at length about backs and hookers right here and now. But it would have absolutely nothing to do with Rugby.

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Message 1284690 - Posted: 17 Sep 2012, 4:15:07 UTC - in response to Message 1284679.

I not sure I'm seeing this. Does this mean that in the near future we might have a decent conversation with our cousins across the pond that includes the words backs, wings, locks and hookers.


Heck, I could talk to you at length about backs and hookers right here and now. But it would have absolutely nothing to do with Rugby.

Plus wings and locks, if one wants to stretch it some...
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Message 1284698 - Posted: 17 Sep 2012, 4:44:44 UTC

MMM guys, you are skirting the line here. Let's get back to Rugby please.
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Message 1284701 - Posted: 17 Sep 2012, 4:52:50 UTC - in response to Message 1284698.

MMM guys, you are skirting the line here. Let's get back to Rugby please.

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Message 1284712 - Posted: 17 Sep 2012, 6:09:37 UTC

Back on track after that deviation, the only place I know in the US that has regular Rugby reports is NY Times, Global sports page, you have to scroll down a little.

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Message 1284713 - Posted: 17 Sep 2012, 6:11:55 UTC - in response to Message 1284712.

Back on track after that deviation, the only place I know in the US that has regular Rugby reports is NY Times, Global sports page, you have to scroll down a little.

Well no matter what, like any new sport, it'll take a while to take off, if ever that is, but We'll see.
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Message 1284717 - Posted: 17 Sep 2012, 6:21:04 UTC

Sorry Vic, but Rugby is old.
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Message 1284718 - Posted: 17 Sep 2012, 6:26:34 UTC - in response to Message 1284717.
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Sorry Vic, but Rugby is old.

Ok, but so far the game only exists down to the collage level and no lower, according to the wiki...
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Message 1284722 - Posted: 17 Sep 2012, 6:52:31 UTC - in response to Message 1284718.
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Sorry Vic, but Rugby is old.

Ok, but so far the game only exists down to the collage level and no lower, according to the wiki...

The kids in the US play a non-contact version called Flag Rugby. Possibly because a scrumb might be regarded as too dangerous.

There have been deaths and broken spines due to collapsed scrumbs and because it is so densly packed it is not easy to supervise and referee. Not unknown for punches to be thrown, biting of ears or gouging of eyes etc to occur within the scrumb. And in a loose scrumb you can also get hacking or raking by those standing on the people underneath with their studded boots.

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Message 1284759 - Posted: 17 Sep 2012, 11:19:47 UTC

Rugby is not that known over here. I don't even know if Belgium has a rugby team.
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Message 1284798 - Posted: 17 Sep 2012, 14:23:29 UTC

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Message 1284810 - Posted: 17 Sep 2012, 15:00:10 UTC - in response to Message 1284722.

Sorry Vic, but Rugby is old.

Ok, but so far the game only exists down to the collage level and no lower, according to the wiki...

The kids in the US play a non-contact version called Flag Rugby. Possibly because a scrumb might be regarded as too dangerous.

There have been deaths and broken spines due to collapsed scrumbs and because it is so densly packed it is not easy to supervise and referee. Not unknown for punches to be thrown, biting of ears or gouging of eyes etc to occur within the scrumb. And in a loose scrumb you can also get hacking or raking by those standing on the people underneath with their studded boots.

Football players over here in addition to their body armor will wear cleated shoes when it's appropriate...
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Message 1284815 - Posted: 17 Sep 2012, 15:09:03 UTC

rugby= american football with a bigger ball and no padding. Its a very dangerous sport
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Message 1284834 - Posted: 17 Sep 2012, 16:11:54 UTC

When I ws stationed in San Diego in the 1980s and '90s, I spent much time in a British pub called The Princess of Wales, on India street in the Little Italy area. There were several amatuer Rugby teams that hung out there after the games.
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Message 1284836 - Posted: 17 Sep 2012, 16:16:03 UTC

An old saying goes something like this-
Football (soccer for those on the wrong side of the Atlantic) is a game for gents played by thugs, while rugby is a game for thugs played by gents.

In rugby there is one law (there are no rules, only laws) that you never break - do not argue with the referee, not only will you incur his wrath, you will also incur the wrath of the other 29 players on the field (or 27 if you are playing the other code).
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Message 1284857 - Posted: 17 Sep 2012, 17:02:37 UTC - in response to Message 1284798.

Belgium Rugby



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Message 1285099 - Posted: 18 Sep 2012, 10:00:43 UTC - in response to Message 1284713.
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[b]One thing about rugby it has more action than football. I'm not cutting down football at all I just like the way rugby plays.

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Message 1285101 - Posted: 18 Sep 2012, 10:06:18 UTC - in response to Message 1284836.
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Makes you want you stay their of the way doesn't it?

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