Rugby players have a greater pain tolerance. American football has helmets and padding. In rugby we take on every tackle without any protective gear.
@nodnol32 They also don't weigh 300 pounds. But yes, prison football (rugby) is tough too
Metric please. Rugby forwards weigh around 90-125 kilos. Backs 75-95. Just admit it, rugby is more intense.
@nodnol32 Yeah but I haven't known any children with brain damage from rugby. Professionally it is without a doubt, but I'm thinking of the middle schoolers with broken femurs.Are they as gung-ho over there about kiddos playing rugby as they are with children's football here?
I'm sorry sir, i don't quite understand what you're trying to say. I'm not familiar with some of the vocabulary.
@nodnol32 I did use a lot of local terms there. Basically where I like 8-12 year olds often suffer lifelong injuries playing American football in school. In highschool (the last few years of American school before college/ University) it's extremely common to have at least a few reconstructive surgeries on tendons and ligaments.
The way we played was one day it was touch rugby and the other training session was contact. It was spaced out so it was good enough to allow my somewhat bruised body aftet contact to recover. My mates have had their share of injuries but nothing over the top or super serious from what i know luckily.
@nodnol32 See, that's why I view rugby the way I do. In schools at least people are much more reasonable about it. Here you can't even talk about the brain damage issue without being abandoned socially.Kids under 8 years of age usually do it the way you described here.
If you notice professional rugby, most matches are on weekends. Very rarely do they take place mid week. Guess thats fair and makes sense to give the players sufficient recovery time for training and the next game. Its great fun though. We only wear the gumshield so that our teeth stay safe lol. For me it was a mix of cricket and rugby growing up. Good days. Now i rarely get time to watch let alone play.
@nodnol32 What do you think of hokey? It's a bit like violent ice soccer.
Do you mean hockey? I've never heard of ice "soccer" either.
@nodnol32 Hockey is pretty similar to soccer, just more violent and on ice.
It has similarities in terms of goals and scoring. Hockey isn't a thing here. People followed hockey here only when team gb played in the olympics. I just know that pakistan are really good at it and have won many world cups. I'm talking field hockry. Don't think ice hockey is a thing here.
@nodnol32 Probably to many urbanites. I live in the northern US now, here and in Canada I suppose we have enough lakes and a long enough winter that it works out.We have basically no Tennis. Baseball is really our one big fair weather sport.
I see. Maybe at most that kind of a winter might be there in the scottish isles but there its mainly rugby and footy. Here in eng its footy then cricket and rugby. Tennis has its fair share of hype when wimbledon takes place here. Cricket is a summer sport though and if England are playing either Pakistan or India here, it will always feel like an away game for them lol.
Geez you sure got offended. But it's a scoreless game, so what are you watching? People running back and forth. And faking injuries to get red cards? Hockey is way more action packed. People get hurt and continue playing. I dont watch much either way. And I use to play soccer.
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Wow? What games you watch? Lol all I see when I watch is people running back and forth, faking injuries.
I watch rugby, cricket and football.
Really? I feel so bad for the goalies. Very hard to stop a ball with such a huge net.