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Postby Ibanez » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:50 am

Do any of you follow Rugby? I’ve only casually watched when I’ve been in Irish bars but I went to a match this weekend. My nephew plays with a club and they have been in Charlotte the past weekends. We’ve really enjoyed watching - even though I still don’t understand all the rules. The coaches are former players from the Australian and Canadian National teams and this team is good. They won both matches yesterday but 20+ points - against two good Charlotte clubs.

it’s non stop action. I’m sure a few of those boys were playing with a concussion.


My nephew will also be playing Rugby and LAX at The Citadel when he matriculates in the fall.
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Postby SuperHornet » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:49 pm

Is he planning to "matriculate the ball down the field?"

LOL.
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Re: Rugby

Postby Ibanez » Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:50 pm

SuperHornet wrote:Is he planning to "matriculate the ball down the field?"

LOL.

Matriculate means to enroll in a college or university. :dunce:
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Re: Rugby

Postby css75 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:19 pm

I like the Rugby 7s, it is fast and furious.


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Re: Rugby

Postby css75 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:19 pm

Ibanez wrote:
SuperHornet wrote:Is he planning to "matriculate the ball down the field?"

LOL.

Matriculate means to enroll in a college or university. :dunce:



Don’t you ever watch old SuperBowl highlights?


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Re: Rugby

Postby CID1990 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:07 pm

Yes. Professional rugby passed the NFL for me back around 2010. We never should have altered rugby in the first place.

Yes the forward pass is exciting, and yea, the big crushing hits are exciting - but when we changed rugby to make it more exciting, we made it MUCH mire dangerous, and I think we guaranteed its future demise.

As for the sport itself, I think it has just the right combination of finesse and brute force. The mechanics of the game make pads and helmets mostly unnecessary. I wish we had more kids playing it ..... because our national team (full side) is embarrassing. Even the Japanese and sometimes Togo curb stomp us. By the end of the world cup I'm usually pulling for whatever Seven Nations team is still in. I casually follow the All Blacks.

Sevens is better for the US because if you have a couple guys with raw speed they can find the corners easily. Full sides takes a lot mire strategy because you can cover the whole width of the field with eleven.


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Re: Rugby

Postby 93henfan » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:18 pm

Sounds half-gay. Almost like soccer, but not completely gay. Bears play rugby and twinks play soccer, amirite?

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Re: Rugby

Postby Grizalltheway » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:29 pm

I got real hammered at Maggotfest a couple times.

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Re: Rugby

Postby Ibanez » Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:11 pm

css75 wrote:
Ibanez wrote:Matriculate means to enroll in a college or university. :dunce:



Don’t you ever watch old SuperBowl highlights?


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No.


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Re: RE: Re: Rugby

Postby UNI88 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:26 pm

Ibanez wrote:
css75 wrote:

Don’t you ever watch old SuperBowl highlights?

No.


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Re: Rugby

Postby css75 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:21 pm

UNI88 wrote:
Ibanez wrote:No.


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Yep, a classic.


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Re: Rugby

Postby CAA Flagship » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:01 pm

Grizalltheway wrote:I got real hammered at Maggotfest a couple times.

Tennis? :?

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Re: Rugby

Postby Grizalltheway » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:19 pm

CAA Flagship wrote:
Grizalltheway wrote:I got real hammered at Maggotfest a couple times.

Tennis? :?

Sure. When and where?

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Re: Rugby

Postby Winterborn » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:47 am

Started watching it a couple of years ago when I was introduced to it by couple of New Zealanders in South Korea. Now I try to watch it every chance I get. Much rather watch it than American football. Don't really have a team, but do follow the All Blacks the closest.

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Re: Rugby

Postby 89Hen » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:50 am

Two dimensional game. Very boring IMO.
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Postby GannonFan » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:12 pm

89Hen wrote:Two dimensional game. Very boring IMO.


I agree - I've tried to watch it and it's not terribly strategic or interesting enough to hold my attention. I actually prefer Australian Rules immensely to just plain rugby. And football is certainly more watchable, despite the stops in play.
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Postby 89Hen » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:26 pm

GannonFan wrote:I actually prefer Australian Rules immensely to just plain rugby. And football is certainly more watchable, despite the stops in play.

Yes and yes. I think half the people that say they like watching rugby say that because they think it's cool to pretend to like rugby. Not saying anyone here... just half. 8-)
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Re: Rugby

Postby polsongrizz » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:53 pm

Once the farce of amerikan football is kicked to the curb like the bitch it is and we go to rugby the world will be a better place.
Oh, and finally the **** nfl will stop its embarrassing forays into Europe.

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Re: Rugby

Postby UNI88 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:05 pm

89Hen wrote:
GannonFan wrote:I actually prefer Australian Rules immensely to just plain rugby. And football is certainly more watchable, despite the stops in play.

Yes and yes. I think half the people that say they like watching rugby say that because they think it's cool to pretend to like rugby. Not saying anyone here... just half. 8-)

I've been a fan of rugby since a bunch of friends played for UNI's club team. I've loosely followed the sport since then, including watching full squads and 7's on TV and watching the All Blacks crush the Eagles at Soldier Field. I had a friend who went on to play for Palmer College of Chiropractic with a bunch of guys from New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, etc. who I went to see play.

Football is going to need to adapt to survive and it could learn a lot from rugby (tackling, sportsmanship, etc.). Pete Carroll teaches rugby style tackling to reduce the risk of head injuries.

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Postby CID1990 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:21 pm

polsongrizz wrote:Once the farce of amerikan football is kicked to the curb like the bitch it is and we go to rugby the world will be a better place.
Oh, and finally the **** nfl will stop its embarrassing forays into Europe.

BTW, was at the Vegas Sevens, the U.S. won.


We tend to do much better at sevens since there's less strategery in it and more "just run thataway" involved


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Re: Rugby

Postby GannonFan » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:15 am

polsongrizz wrote:Once the farce of amerikan football is kicked to the curb like the bitch it is and we go to rugby the world will be a better place.
Oh, and finally the **** nfl will stop its embarrassing forays into Europe.

BTW, was at the Vegas Sevens, the U.S. won.


You do realize that Tottenham Hotspur is building a new, $1B plus stadium, with some of the design in place so that they can lure NFL games there? The NFL in the UK is a pretty established thing that isn't going away. There'll be a London franchise in 10 years and it will be successful. American football has adapted to safety concerns over the past 100+ years, and it will continue to do so for at least as long as we're all alive.
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Re: Rugby

Postby bandl » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:18 am

89Hen wrote:
GannonFan wrote:I actually prefer Australian Rules immensely to just plain rugby. And football is certainly more watchable, despite the stops in play.

Yes and yes. I think half the people that say they like watching rugby say that because they think it's cool to pretend to like rugby. Not saying anyone here... just half. 8-)

I've been a fan of rugby since I saw a few matches while in New Zealand almost a decade ago.
I hope this fact allows you to approve my 'cool' status in this regard. :twocents: :notworthy:

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Re: Rugby

Postby Grizalltheway » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:29 am

bandl wrote:
89Hen wrote:Yes and yes. I think half the people that say they like watching rugby say that because they think it's cool to pretend to like rugby. Not saying anyone here... just half. 8-)

I've been a fan of rugby since I saw a few matches while in New Zealand almost a decade ago.
I hope this fact allows you to approve my 'cool' status in this regard. :twocents: :notworthy:

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Re: Rugby

Postby Ibanez » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:42 am

Grizalltheway wrote:
bandl wrote:I've been a fan of rugby since I saw a few matches while in New Zealand almost a decade ago.
I hope this fact allows you to approve my 'cool' status in this regard. :twocents: :notworthy:

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Re: Rugby

Postby 89Hen » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:02 am

UNI88 wrote:Football is going to need to adapt to survive...

Probably not
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