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"It's played mostly by Australians and New Zealanders."

And the odd South African perhaps? With the occasional outing by the Argentinians? And possibly the odd performance from the Romanians, Italians, French, Scots, Welsh and, oh yes, the current Rugby World Cup Champions England. That'd be the country where the sport was born, at a school, in a town called Rugby as it happens.
11/10/06 @ 19:30
Comment from: William K. Wolfrum [Member] Email
Senor Punter,

Thanks for the interesting facts. Hey, I hear England is where football was born, also. The English must win a ton of World championships at what we Americans so crudely call "soccer." Right?


P.S.: Ever Google: "1950, U.S., England" (without quotation marks, mind you)? I'm sure you have ;)
11/13/06 @ 07:09
Comment from: Anthony Urquhart [Visitor] Email
William, or may I call you Wild Bill?

So sad you have to dredge up obscure facts from the dustbin of history in this manner. While it is true we have not won too many World Cup Championships, I think it is not unreasonable to point out that we have won one more than the Americans, possibly because you guys have never quite been able to grasp what the actual world championship concept is all about.

PS: I'd prefer if you didn't google last weekend's rugby results, especially England-Argentina. It's not a pretty sight.
11/13/06 @ 18:44
Comment from: G Turner [Visitor] Email
A couple of thoughts after reading your post

1. Soccer is a gentlemans game played by hooligans whilst rugby is a hooligans game played by gentleman

2. Rugby is like NFL Football, but for real mean

3. Rugby is a 80 minute game that takes 80 minutes, not a 60 minute game that takes 3 hours and a Janet Jackson boob show.

4. The first (and last) Olympic Gold winner at Rugby was.... wait for it.... The USA

5. Rugby is played by men all over 220lb who can all run the 100m in under 12 sec and do it for 80 minutes without an advert break or change of team.

6. Rugby players can attack and defend... multi skilled!

7. Like golf, sportsmanship is held in high regard and fans are always happy to clap the opposing team.

Try and catch a few of the games, especially now that we are getting to the Quarters & Semi Final time

PS - Ask Ernie if he would trade a US Open title for a chance to play just one Rugby Test match for the Springboks!

In Wales, New Zealand & South Africa, rugby union is religion.

In Australia it sits behind Aussie Rules & Rugby League. In France, Scotland and England it sits behind soccer and in Ireland it is second to Gaelic Football!

Anyway, writing this during the Friday Betterbal of the Presidents Cup. Again, a great event ruined by the most boring commentators... YAWN

09/28/07 @ 14:20
Comment from: rugby [Visitor]
I'm completely agree with G Turner
11/18/07 @ 14:42

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