Rainer's Rugby Football Pictures and "13 versus 15" Links!
A Rugby Player's fighting spirit is indestructible!
This Rugby Tank lost his treads - but not the ball!
Three cheers for the lad - Hoi! Hoi! Hoi! - and a cold pint!
~~ A note for the Uninitiated: Rugby football originated (1823) at Rugby School, England. It is a fast running and contact sport (tackling and "scrums" - imagine two armies clashing head-on) played by two teams of 15 players (in Rugby Union) or 13 players (in Rugby League), with an elliptical football, on a rectangular field (110 yards by 75 yards) having an H-shaped goal at either end. Players may kick the ball or run with it in their hands, but may not pass, throw, or knock it forwards. Scoring is by points: in Union, 3 for a "try" (touching down the ball in the opponent's in-goal, entitling the scoring side to attempt to convert the try into a goal), 5 for a try converted into a goal (the 3 for the try being discounted) and 3 for any other goals; in League, 3 for a try and 2 for any goal. ~~
13 versus 15
Featuring Rugby's Feuding Cousins -
League and Union!
I am promoting rugby throughout the world by including links to both League and Union -
a democracy of 2 is better than a dictatorship of 1!
Any personal 13 versus 15 bias I have is partly on non-rugby grounds - I'd rather have 13 than 15 players on the bus so that there's room for 2 more
Here's some places where you can chat or read about Footy:
"Rugby League was a game whose laws had been codified by workers in the forlorn north of England; miners and mill-workers of Bradford and Wigan, Hull and Warrington, were invaded by that peculiar genius which concerns itself with the serious business of human games, and produced what was...the supreme code, a cellular structure composed of thirteen players which mimicked life and art and war so exactly that it became them." - Thomas Kenneally
World Wide Rugby Football Unions (in alphabetical order - more to add!):
Increase your speed, power, and endurance with weight training!
Have the best of all worlds - play like Superman on the field, and look like Mr. Universe during your beach holiday! You could build your strength at the pub - if darts and pints weighed several stone - but it's more fun at the gym where sporty-athletic-shapely gals bored with the pub like to exercise while discussing Footy with Rugby lads!
Together We Stand!!
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