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I am completely fed up with professional sports at this point in my life. Any way to watch Rugby here in the States? Is it entertaining?



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Posts: 5995 | Location: In the tent, in Houston, in Texas | Registered: October 23, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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It is entertaining if you know the rules. When I was in college it was a club sport. Football basically with no pads. I have seen it on television. Check out ESPN. They have to have something to put on.
 
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Search for Major League Rugby. It a relatively new US professional league

Many of the European matches are now being broadcast also.


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I played rugby at school from age 12 right up to 18. Even playing at our level it was a brutal contact sport that could leave you with life-altering injuries. I was very, very lucky. I played at fly half, where my relative small stature, solid build and nimbleness were the qualities required above all others.

I was only knocked unconscious twice, and had a bad ankle sprain, but not being in the scrum meant I kept my ears intact.

I was on the pitch the day one of our teammates died - right there, instantly - when he took a tumble and 'went over his neck'. He was just fourteen years old.

Next week we were back on the pitch.
 
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I played rugby at school from age 12 right up to 18. Even playing at our level it was a brutal contact sport that could leave you with life-altering injuries. I was very, very lucky. I played at fly half, where my relative small stature, solid build and nimbleness were the qualities required above all others.

I was only knocked unconscious twice, and had a bad ankle sprain, but not being in the scrum meant I kept my ears intact.

I was on the pitch the day one of our teammates died - right there, instantly - when he took a tumble and 'went over his neck'. He was just fourteen years old.

Next week we were back on the pitch.


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-Avon U-18
-Somerset U-18
-Bristol Schools

All as a Yank who didn’t start playing until I was 15


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Posts: 5283 | Location: New Orleans...outside the levees, fishing in the Rigolets | Registered: October 11, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I’ve watched a little of some games and it looks like organized mayhem to me.
 
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I played for several years. I started in grad school and played club rugby after that so I was literally late to the game. I played in the scrum, loosehead-prop usually, so I didn't get to see much of the entertainment and I haven't been able to breathe through my left nostril since 1975, but yeah, it's entertaining in a Celtic Clan feud kind of way.


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Just watched a pro game in New Zealand late last night in Fox Sports 2 or ESPN2. I guess check with whoever provides your TV service?
 
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Originally posted by satch:
I’ve watched a little of some games and it looks like organized mayhem to me.


Believe it or not, but rugby is a gentlemanly sport. Great respect is paid to each team by the other. There is rivalry, of course, but none of the genuine hatred that one encounters in football fans, who week after week engage the attentions of literally thousands of extra-duty police officers, who do their level best to stop 'fans' from killing each other in mob riots.
 
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