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#1    Ever Learning

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:24 PM

a look into both sports, i havent watched either but thought id promote both by putting up cool vids of both.

http://m.youtube.com...feature=related

http://m.youtube.com...h?v=yf6ONYGWkg8

http://m.youtube.com...h?v=4VY1RjEMQhE

http://m.youtube.com...d&v=vbk1ZaR0kqA

http://m.youtube.com...feature=related


Feel free to post vids that would better represent your favorite of the two, let me know what you like and dislike about both sports.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:30 PM

as old rugby player I only have this much to say: American football is the sissy version of rugby.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:31 PM

when comparing british football ive always liked the expression, football is a gentlemans game played by brutes, rugby is a brutes game played by gentleman lol

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:16 PM

I believe the Mayan form of Rugby was the original and obviously had the most on the line for individual teams.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:19 PM

View Postquestionmark, on 09 February 2013 - 07:30 PM, said:

as old rugby player I only have this much to say: American football is the sissy version of rugby.

If that is true, then why do Rugby players not come and play in the NFL and show is all just how tough they are?

Multi-Million dollar contracts?

Wait, a few have, as Kickers :)






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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:42 AM

View PostSakari, on 09 February 2013 - 08:19 PM, said:

If that is true, then why do Rugby players not come and play in the NFL and show is all just how tough they are?

Multi-Million dollar contracts?

Wait, a few have, as Kickers :)





why have americans not joined rugby, because they play american football :) works both ways. there not gunna play pro for another sport

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:44 AM

View PostArmchair Educated, on 10 February 2013 - 12:42 AM, said:

why have americans not joined rugby, because they play american football :) works both ways. there not gunna play pro for another sport


They are both pretty brutal sports :)

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:13 PM

View PostArmchair Educated, on 09 February 2013 - 07:31 PM, said:

when comparing british football ive always liked the expression, football is a gentlemans game played by brutes, rugby is a brutes game played by gentleman lol
Does that include the northereners who play Rugby League.
Where I live it's a massive hotbed when it comes to this code.
So by gentleman do you mean the ones educated at Eton?
Because some of these Rugby Leaguers are big bruisers with gruff northern accents.

I can assure you  this scene is more real ale then Pimms.
Though I'm not disputing the fact they are gentlemen in the traditional sense.
They could have more manners than their Rugby Union counterparts.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:38 PM

View PostArmchair Educated, on 10 February 2013 - 12:42 AM, said:

why have americans not joined rugby, because they play american football :) works both ways. there not gunna play pro for another sport

Different cultures and because the NFL is a more profitable sport for the players.


As for the NFL being the "sissy version"...

Rugby is a tough sport; NFL is a violent sport. I think the lack of padding actually makes rugby safer then the NFL.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:40 PM

Pfft, where's my ladies version of these sports? Then I'll care! Then I'll care!

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:53 AM

View PostHasina, on 11 February 2013 - 11:40 PM, said:

Pfft, where's my ladies version of these sports? Then I'll care! Then I'll care!





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