Is Rugby thougher or easier than American football? - Page 3




View Poll Results :thougher, Rugby American football?
Rugby 51 80.95%
American football 12 19.05%
Voters: 63. You may not vote on this poll

 
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November 3rd, 2004  
silent driller
 
 
"Biost," huh? And where's the love for football? Come on, America! Speak for the great American sport! Where else does it reqire all that padding to take repeated blows from 350+ lb linemen and where else do you find world class sprinters who are also world class high jumpers who can ALSO catch a football? Where's the love?
November 3rd, 2004  
dougal
 
 
Its a wonder ye never could get the hang of Rugby then.

I know its probable to tough.

I wouldnt mind taking a hit with all that padding!!!!
November 4th, 2004  
lundin
 
 
ive played both sports, and i have to say football. just my thoughts...
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November 4th, 2004  
AussieNick
 
While in school we played American football (my school loved to get us doing every kind of sport imaginable), but I play Rugby for my uni now, and I've gotta say Rugby is so much harder and tougher. Effictively it's a more flowing and brutal (read painful) version of American Football.

I learnt very quickly not to stand upright when getting tackled. I played my first couple of games like I was playing AFL, and when I got tackled it felt like I'd been snapped in half.
November 4th, 2004  
dougal
 
 
Rugby under 18 is a protected sport.

Maybe thats why you found it easier.

They dont allow or teach some tackles and line outs until your 18.

Cant have youngsters going around on cruches the whole time

[/quote]ive played both sports, and i have to say football. just my thoughts...
November 4th, 2004  
Shadowalker
 
 
im looking forward to when the boks come to britain! the games should be brutal, yet good.
November 6th, 2004  
dougal
 
 
boks?
November 6th, 2004  
Shadowalker
 
 
boks= springboks= south africa!!
November 6th, 2004  
dougal
 
 
Good man.

Scotland 14-31 Ozzy Land

Wales 36-38 Sout Africa!! ??

Its the only game where its legal to stamp on your oponant if hes in the way, same with charging. And where the man well get up after.

In American its stop and go the whole time and alot of switchs through out
November 7th, 2004  
Shadowalker
 
 
Australia looked impressive, but then scotland are the weakest team out of the hme nations. South africa looked good at times but made too many handling errors, wales played well though coming back into the game like that.