Is Rugby thougher or easier than American football?




View Poll Results :thougher, Rugby American football?
Rugby 51 80.95%
American football 12 19.05%
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October 21st, 2004  
dougal
 
 

Topic: Is Rugby thougher or easier than American football?


Looking for an argument?

Ive a feeling it going to be biost.
October 21st, 2004  
Sooners1
 
 
I have to go with rugby. I am a huge NFL fan, but they play with pads and there are a ton of rules on how not to get hurt, rugby is like hockey and football with no pads and little rules.
October 21st, 2004  
Redneck
 
 

Topic: Re: Is Rugby thougher or easier than American football?


Quote:
Originally Posted by dougal
Looking for an argument?

Ive a feeling it going to be biost.
Kill the attitude.



Never having played a real game of rugby myself, I really can't say, but my roommate a couple years ago played for his university in Chile and traveled around the world with his team (he said the South Africans were the biggest and roughest team they ever played, by the way), and from the stories he told me, I'd agree with Sooners that as far as getting yourself busted up goes, rugby takes the cake. On the other side though, if you did some of the hits you see in football without pads, there would be a lot more dead players.
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October 21st, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
One interesting fact is that NFL style football, because of its helmets and pads allows the athletes playing to cut loose a bit more. You can hit harder without likely hurting yourself. There are no rules about setting people down nicely if tackled in midair.

Those are the only exceptions I can think of. Otherwise, Rugby is a much more brutal game. The action doesn't stop like American Football and the players are just badass. Just so happens that I love both games!
October 21st, 2004  
Darkmb101
 
rugby definately is the more violent of sports, but only becuase football has like a bijillion rules to prevent guys from killing each other.
October 23rd, 2004  
dougal
 
 
Quote:
Kill the attitude.
Theres no attitude. Im as bubblie as you get them
October 26th, 2004  
Shadowalker
 
 
Rugby, broken my nose for the second time last week and im a winger! The hits look hard in NFL but rugby is more non-stop, ive played in the pack and even on the wing im used to being raked, stamped on, punched etc.
October 26th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
I said rugby...But you should see 3rd league soccer games here...
October 28th, 2004  
dougal
 
 
Ye all think Rugby. Now do ye think Ice hockey is tough?

Wellimagine itwith out protective gear!!!!!

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doesnt work?try shortenit?

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October 28th, 2004  
Hegario
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SHERMAN
I said rugby...But you should see 3rd league soccer games here...
Man, I so totally agree with you on this one.

Broken tailbones, broken legs, severed tendons. That's what lower league soccer is about. The guys think they're Maradonas when in fact they're not even near. I managed to sever my achilles tendon in a division 4 game in here.