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#37 Miaoww

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:47 PM

Rugy is played by more men, world wide, than football.

It's also a much more brutal sport than football.

Both sporys, are a modern day version of gladiators.

These men know the risks that come with these sports.

I know ordinary men, that are tougher than the typical NFL player, and they aren't being paid millions to play a game, like the nfl.

Just cause it's not popular, and in the media, most people have no idea/concept.

The majority posting in this thread proves this.

Being British and having played all three (there are two codes of rugby), American Football is more brutal.

Only because players hide behind their helmet and pads and think it makes them invulnerable. Some of the hits people try to make are ridiculous.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:01 PM

Rugy is played by more men, world wide, than football.

It's also a much more brutal sport than football.

Both sporys, are a modern day version of gladiators.

These men know the risks that come with these sports.

I know ordinary men, that are tougher than the typical NFL player, and they aren't being paid millions to play a game, like the nfl.

Just cause it's not popular, and in the media, most people have no idea/concept.

The majority posting in this thread proves this.


Rugby is not even close to being as brutal as football. The entire concept of rugby is built around scrums that basically consist of a bunch of men pushing on a pile. Rarely do you get a rugby player out in space where they can get up to full speed, and when they do the attempts to tackle him are far less punishing then in football because players know they will hurt themselves just as much if they go for the big hit.

#39 pantherclaw

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:25 PM

Thanks.for explaining what rugby is, as having a best friend whom plays, i never would have known.


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Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:31 PM

I've seen hits in rugby that are much more brutal.
They big hits don't happen as often, but they are still brutal, and they play without pads and helmets.

The game of rugby doesn't stop for injury either.
The game conitues on, while the injured player is seen to.

The point is, these are all grown men.
They know the risks involved of what they do. Footbal, rugby, dangerous jobs, it doesn't matter. You accept the risk to play, or don't play.

#41 frash.exe

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:09 PM

how often do retired players get degenerative brain disorders by the time they're in their 40s in this most brutal sport called rugby?

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:11 PM

how often do retired players get degenerative brain disorders by the time they're in their 40s in this most brutal sport called rugby?


The only health issue I see with Rugby players is liver damage lol

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:30 PM

I've seen hits in rugby that are much more brutal.
They big hits don't happen as often, but they are still brutal, and they play without pads and helmets.

The game of rugby doesn't stop for injury either.
The game conitues on, while the injured player is seen to.

The point is, these are all grown men.
They know the risks involved of what they do. Footbal, rugby, dangerous jobs, it doesn't matter. You accept the risk to play, or don't play.


pantherclaw is this a poem?