posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 04:49 PM
Originally posted by charles1952
reply to post by JessopJessopJessop
I really like the looks of it. Of course, after three minutes I'd be in an ambulance, but it would be a real thrill.
I'm not clear what you mean by a "posh sport." Are you saying that Rugby is considered a brawling, working man's game and that football (or
soccer) is played and enjoyed by the elites?
I'd much rather have Rugby in the US than football/soccer, why hasn't it caught on? The combination of speed, strength, toughness, and agility is
something I don't see often.
Thanks for the feedback Charles! I was saying the opposite though with my comments about "posh sport". In England, well, in many
countries(England,Scotland, Australia etc) Rugby is seen as a game for elitists, rich people, posh people.
In contrast, in England, football(European kind) is seen as the working mans game. It's kind of true for England but many of my fellow English don't
realise it's a working class professional game in some countries, so I was interested in seeing what they thought of the video - because a lot of
people have preconceptions about it and don't realise it's a thriving professional sport.
I guess the reason it hasn't caught on in popular culture in America is because it's perceived as being very dangerous(even though it's safer than
american football), people see it as competition against american football, and rugby doesn't have the money to start professional leagues like
Rugby Union is fast growing in America though amongst kids and schools and with the 7-man version of the game being added to the olympics I'm sure it
will get a little more popular. NBC sometimes has some games
Technically I think it's the fastest growing sport in America, but that's not too
difficult when you're starting from behind