Friday, May 08, 2015
Welcome To Rugby (or Ruggedby)
I predict that this sport just might someday overtake American football as the number one sport in this country. In the game above it was the All Blacks of New Zealand overtaking the American national rugby team in what would become a blowout.
As a youngster I played a style of this game in the form of a freestyle grudge match (scrum), where whoever had the cajones to grab the ball off the ground and run was fair game for a mob of tacklers out to take his head off and strip the ball away. I always thought of it as a passage to manhood. No fear.
I loved that game.
Rugby football is a style of football that developed at Rugby School and was one of many versions of football played at English public schools during the 19th century. The two main types of rugby are rugby league and rugby union. Although these two forms share the same objective of getting the ball over the line to score atry, the specific rules are different.