The best football in the world..

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The best football in the world..

Postby ssar » Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:08 am

Yes, we are on the eve of arguably the best competition of football of any code on the planet, for another year..

The southern hemisphere's Super 12 Rugby Union competition is shaping up to be another fantastic tournament, and certainly ample reason to once again slip into the Friday evenings routine of nice cold schooners of black whilst kicking back enjoying the spectacle.

http://www.rugby.com.au/tournaments/too ... 21996.html

http://www.planet-rugby.com/Tournaments/Super_12/

This is the best code of football of all, especially so since the Super 12's format encourages "aggresive" (offensive) play with a bonus point for scoring at least 4 tries in a game.

It's a shame they cannot co-ordinate several european teams to join this comp as well, as the Welsh and French would surely give us a run for our money more often than the stinkin' South Aftican teams... ;)

Mmmm... Go the NSW Waratahs, and bring it on!
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Postby Tuga » Wed Feb 23, 2005 1:15 pm

The reason you call this football is still beyond me!

In Europe its called Rugby and thats it, RUGBY!

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Postby Yayaril » Wed Feb 23, 2005 5:21 pm

8)

I once threw a football over a quarter of a mile.

What you bet I could throw a football over those mountains?
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Postby shalath » Wed Feb 23, 2005 6:33 pm

Tuga wrote:The reason you call this football is still beyond me!

In Europe its called Rugby and thats it, RUGBY!

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Speaking as an Englishman born and bred, the correct name is "Rugby Football". Funnily enough, the organisation which handles competitive rugby is the "Rugby Football Union" (RFU).

Thus Mogr is absolutely right to call it a form of football. I'm not sure I'd agree with his definition of "the best competition of football of any code on the planet", and you'd understand why if you went to see a Gaelic Football match. But that's a totally different story.

For the Americans among you: Rugby Football is like what you call "Football", except with more violence and less pansy full body armour. :P

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Postby Pril » Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:26 pm

*peer* i doubt there's anyone out there that doesn't know what rugby is...

Anyways go play a real sport like hockey :p

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Postby Yasden » Wed Feb 23, 2005 8:49 pm

Pril wrote:Anyways go play a real sport like hockey :p

Pril


What is this...hockey...you speak of?

I thought the NHL banned all hockey for the rest of the season until we could get our nunchucking and computer hacking skills up to par.

*sigh*, if the coach had put me in 4th quarter, we woulda won state!

*rofl yaya*
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Postby sok » Wed Feb 23, 2005 9:43 pm

WTHeck! stop w/ the useless posting. this is not football!
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Postby Tasan » Thu Feb 24, 2005 12:38 am

Yayaril wrote:8)

I once threw a football over a quarter of a mile.

What you bet I could throw a football over those mountains?


That's what I'm talkin' about.
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Postby Kifle » Thu Feb 24, 2005 2:57 am

I've been chatting with beautiful women all day!

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Postby Tuga » Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:41 am

Speaking as an Englishman born and bred, the correct name is "Rugby Football". Funnily enough, the organisation which handles competitive rugby is the "Rugby Football Union" (RFU).


Is that so? So what you call league. Rugby Football League?

I come from downunder and I tell you, down there we call it Union or League.
The name 'Football' applied to it is just a media hype to try sell it. Like the silly american football. The name 'Throwball' should be more appropriate, but go and try sell that.

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Postby rer » Thu Feb 24, 2005 5:47 pm

MMMmmm... Rugby.... *drool*

And as far as hockey goes, Colleges are still playing - University of Denver (my Alma Mater) is looking likely to be repeat D1 National Champs this year! WOOT!
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Postby Aedarton » Tue Mar 01, 2005 8:42 pm

I would love to see the Heineken Cup, Currie Cup, NPC, Celtic League, and Super 12 have a playoff in non world Cup years, but the season is already pretty demanding.

Go Stormers :)
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Postby Ileale » Fri Mar 04, 2005 1:49 pm

Looking forward to the charity match tomorrow - Northern vs Southern hemisphere. Just a shame it's in the middle of both the Six Nations and the Super 12's. There was talk of a regular fixture of this type but nothing was ever agreed. And, certainly, nothing will be agreed in England until the RFU and the clubs can sort out their differences. Politics, eh?
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Postby ssar » Fri Mar 04, 2005 10:27 pm

Yeah, its a great idea that!
Hopefully the various rugby associations can get thier act together and schedule more similar games at better times, or something.
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Postby Ileale » Fri Mar 04, 2005 11:53 pm

I've got my day planned. Quite beer with the children while we watch 'Daddy's Rugby'. Meanwhile the video is on to record the match. Later that evening (children in bed, hopefully) we invite friends over to watch the recording. Not ideal, I grant you, but better to watch the match with people who understand it, rather than 3 yr olds saying "Look! Daddy's Rugby!" *hehe*

It would be nice if a bi-annual competition (as discussed via the IRB)
could be arranged between northern and southern heisphere teams, be they international or club, but I do understand the players point of view that they are being worked to hard at present. I have many ideas about how that could be resolved but maybe it would be better to reserve that for email for those that are interested, rather than boring the forums with my plans for the future of Rugby Union lol

Be good to discuss tomorrow's game though, ssar. Will be back as soon as I can...
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Postby shalath » Sat Mar 05, 2005 1:00 am

Tuga wrote:
Speaking as an Englishman born and bred, the correct name is "Rugby Football". Funnily enough, the organisation which handles competitive rugby is the "Rugby Football Union" (RFU).


Is that so? So what you call league. Rugby Football League?


Actually yes. My local team (the London Broncos) are part of the Rugby Football League. Any other questions?
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