rugby: the sport of savages?


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rugby: the sport of savages?

Postby uakari » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:32 am

WTF.

years ago, a player in the australian league was suspended for raping opponents (by inserting his fingers up their recta during scrums).

now this:

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2013/s ... tts-banned

WTF. ok, i don't believe that rugby is the most violent sport, probably not as violent as amer. FB or boxing... but still...
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Re: rugby: the sport of savages?

Postby Dixon » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:45 am

uakari wrote:WTF.

years ago, a player in the australian league was suspended for raping opponents (by inserting his fingers up their recta during scrums).

now this:

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2013/s ... tts-banned

WTF. ok, i don't believe that rugby is the most violent sport, probably not as violent as amer. FB or boxing... but still...


I've debated rugby vs NFL. The big difference is the velocity NFLers hit with. Rugby more of a running wrestlling match. Not enought distance between players to build up momentum.
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Re: rugby: the sport of savages?

Postby lonewolf » Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:03 pm

Does no one see a need for rugby chastity belts? :)
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Re: rugby: the sport of savages?

Postby Pego » Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:08 pm

lonewolf wrote:Does no one see a need for rugby chastity belts? :)


I am sure, numerous dental societies would endorse the idea :wink: .
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Re: rugby: the sport of savages?

Postby Marlow » Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:33 pm

He then quickly pulled down his shorts to show the damage to a referee who immediately placed Watts on report.

Do they have Sports Center there? That HAD to be the #1 Play of the Day! :D
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Re: rugby: the sport of savages?

Postby Blues » Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:05 pm

Marlow wrote:
He then quickly pulled down his shorts to show the damage to a referee who immediately placed Watts on report.

Do they have Sports Center there? That HAD to be the #1 Play of the Day! :D


Unfortunately (or I guess I should say fortunately) their camera work doesn't seem to be as thorough as the NFL's... :wink:

Do the guys in this league get drug tested regularly? Based on Watts' history, I'm reminded a little of the concept of "roid rage" even though that very well may not be the case.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVZOrW7LM7k
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Re: rugby: the sport of savages?

Postby Marlow » Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:40 pm

Blues wrote:Based on Watts' history, I'm reminded a little of the concept of "roid rage" even though that very well may not be the case.

Mike Tyson, Conrad Dobler . . . not the first or the last of the Great Biters!
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Re: rugby: the sport of savages?

Postby meninblack » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:32 am

uakari wrote:WTF.

years ago, a player in the australian league was suspended for raping opponents (by inserting his fingers up their recta during scrums).

now this:

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2013/s ... tts-banned

WTF. ok, i don't believe that rugby is the most violent sport, probably not as violent as amer. FB or boxing... but still...


PLEASE get the headline and the game right!

This is story about Rugby League, not Rugby. They are completely different codes. I would happily play rugby but never league. Its way more violent and attracts a completely different kind of player and spectator.
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Re: rugby: the sport of savages?

Postby uakari » Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:29 pm

ok, please enlighten us.

i only know about "regular" rugby (11 players?) and sevens-rugby. i don't know much else about it.
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Re: rugby: the sport of savages?

Postby Blues » Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:09 am

Watts probably needs to use the same explanation that just got Australian Rugby player "Big Dog" Arnold's 7 game ban for biting an opponent on the arm overturned... He just has to replace "arm" with the term for the appropriate appendage... :wink:

"Rory Arnold, who is known as "Big Dog" due to his 127kg, 2.08m size, had a seven-match suspension overturned yesterday after the 23-year-old successfully appealed his ban to the South African Rugby Union.

The original judiciary officer found Arnold guilty "on the balance of probabilities", along with Reynecke’s reaction and teethmarks in his arm.

But Arnold maintained his innocence, and Griquas had the seven-match ban thrown out after a hearing on Monday in Cape Town.

Arnold said the "bite" was purely accidental.

"I wasn’t denying his arm didn’t come into contact with my mouth and my teeth. I had my mouth open when I went to score the try, and when I hit the ground his arm came into contact with my mouth," Arnold told the Daily Telegraph from South Africa."


http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/rugby ... 6716370047
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Re: rugby: the sport of savages?

Postby uakari » Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:42 am

that's a good one. you know, just like that nicole simpson, she was just so clumsy to run into that knife that OJ was holding... repeatedly...
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Re: rugby: the sport of savages?

Postby TN1965 » Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:17 pm

uakari wrote:ok, please enlighten us.

i only know about "regular" rugby (11 players?) and sevens-rugby. i don't know much else about it.


Read the Wiki entries on "Rugby Union" and "Rugby League." They explain the origin of the split and the rule differences.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rugby_union

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rugby_league

I thought "regular" rugby referred to rugby union. (At least that's the one I am more familiar with.)
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Re: rugby: the sport of savages?

Postby uakari » Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:05 pm

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