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6 Nations Rugby

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Rockmeister, Feb 2, 2019.

  1. Andrew C!

    Andrew C! Been around a while....

     
  2. Andrew C!

    Andrew C! Been around a while....

    Don’t bite. Mind you, soccer could do with proper VAR and manners.
     
  3. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    I wasn't going to reply ;) I do think rugby should be banned though, my Mum was a physio and treated some terrible neck and back injuries in young kids.
     
  4. Spike

    Spike pfm Member

    And how many kids have broken legs etc in football? Stupid comment. Coached both at under 18 level and in my experience over 25 years not a great deal of difference. Indeed, only know 3 kids who ended with career ending injuries - from football. However, that is not scientific. Your argument is equally facile.
     
  5. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Nobody should take up the game ignorant of the facts - unfortunately that's far from the case at School level where kids are often forced to play

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/sep/28/is-rugby-now-too-dangerous-for-children-to-play
     
  6. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    How young ? Sounds like were not supervised properly.
    Rugby has been changing the rules to make serious injury less likely. Most sports have some risk: ever been hit by a cricket ball ? Or a hockey ball ?
     
  7. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    One of the big issues is the enormous variation in height and weight between early teens, especially these days as kids are some getting so much larger overall.
     
  8. Ponty

    Ponty pfm Member

    Fortunately in rugby, the different positions cater for all shapes and sizes. No way I could have played scrum half, but made a pretty reasonable second row!
     
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  9. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

  10. Ponty

    Ponty pfm Member

  11. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    ^Rugby is inherently violent - that's the difference.
     
  12. Ponty

    Ponty pfm Member

    Far less so than a lot of football supporters.
     
  13. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    I'm not talking about the supporters I'm talking about the game as you well know!
     
  14. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    On the contrary you have to learn to control your emotions or you are off the pitch.
     
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  15. Ponty

    Ponty pfm Member

    It’s actually a pretty safe game when played correctly. Any nonsense and a proper ref will send you off.
     
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  16. tqineil

    tqineil pfm Member

    the guys playing the game these days are enormous compared to my day 30+ years back, it's more like american football with the tackles it seems.
     
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  17. Dozey

    Dozey Air guitar member

    Good to see Scotland at the top of the table! I think the Scotland/Ireland match next week will be a cracker. England played surprisingly well. They could be world beaters with a Cipriani in there. It pains me to say that ....
     
  18. Spike

    Spike pfm Member

    Huge fan of Cipriani. However, looks like his day has passed. Great shame. Could still come down to No Dicks rule. I also wonder if he doesn't fit with Eddies game play. he certainly is not better than Farrell. I'd still like him as a replacement.
     
  19. Dozey

    Dozey Air guitar member

    I was never a fan of Farrell or Wilkinson. I prefer more creative individuals at fly-half. I prefer Ford to Farrell, but at the end of the day it is just my opinion.
     
  20. Andrew C!

    Andrew C! Been around a while....

    The opposite, here. Big fan of Wilkinson, and a current fan of Farrell.
     
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