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Daemon
Posted: Friday, January 16, 2015 12:00:00 AM
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Rugby

The game of rugby originated in the early 19th century in, according to tradition, Rugby, England. It is related to both soccer and American football and is said to have started when a soccer player picked up the ball and ran with it. It was introduced into the US in 1875 but faded as American football developed. Unlike that sport, rugby features almost continuous play. Though tackling is permitted, blocking is forbidden, and players may not pass the ball forward. What is the "scrum"? More...
Dialectrum
Posted: Friday, January 16, 2015 1:33:04 AM

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The "scrum" is why I am afraid to play rugby.

My body would fold like a pizza box.
ChristopherJohnson
Posted: Friday, January 16, 2015 1:58:32 AM

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Rugby Union is a wonderful sports game and I enjoyed playing it when I had more time. However, I do not very well understand Rugby League and American football, unfortunately. They feel so different from good old Rugby.
walirlan
Posted: Friday, January 16, 2015 4:28:31 AM

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LucOneOff
Posted: Friday, January 16, 2015 5:09:48 AM

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During the "scrum" (short for scrummage)phase, which is a method of restarting play in rugby, packs of opposing players push against each other attempting to gain possession of the ball.
striker
Posted: Friday, January 16, 2015 10:39:53 AM
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tough game
Dr WWWW
Posted: Friday, January 16, 2015 11:40:15 AM

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striker wrote:
tough game

American football is a tough game as well, but at least you have lots of protective padding.
NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Friday, January 16, 2015 4:03:14 PM

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Daemon wrote:
... What is the "scrum"?

The scrum was one of my favourite illustrations from the Australian children's classic Snugglepot & Cuddlepie by May Gibbs. When you're a kid, the only thing funnier than a bare arse is a whole lot of bare arses!




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Fredric-frank Myers
Posted: Friday, January 16, 2015 6:50:03 PM

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Looks like a lot of fun and safer then US of A, football........
etrusca
Posted: Saturday, January 17, 2015 11:41:30 AM
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I don't think rugby is safer than US football, but I believe it be more correct. I saw several rugby matches when my brother played it.
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