1. Welcome to SportsJournalists.com, a friendly forum for discussing all things sports and journalism.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register for a free account to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Access to private conversations with other members.
    • Fewer ads.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon!

USA — rugby power?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TrooperBari, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    Add rugby league to the list of sports in which Americans are ruining the rest of the world's fun.

  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    League is not real rugby.
  3. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    Good thing there's an ocean between us. A fair few people in this newsroom would disagree vehemently.
  4. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I mean, it's better than nothing.
  5. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Union and League are very different games. League is somewhat similar to American football as I understand it.
    By the way, there's also a book out now called "Helmets not required" about a group of ex-college football players in the 1950's or 60's who toured the world playing rugby league. They held their own against teams in Australia and New Zealand.
  6. Iron_chet

    Iron_chet Well-Known Member

    I think we had this Rugby discussion a while back. League is a more TV friendly game, could see it eventually catching on.
  7. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Here's the book I mentioned.

  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    After American football gets sued out of existence, rugby may be what we're left with in another 40 years.
  9. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    Might not be all bad. Maybe guys will be more reticent to launch themselves at others like human torpedoes once they don't have all that body armor to protect them.
  10. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    I'll believe USA is a rugby power once their AI settings on EA Rugby 2005 for my PS2 are higher.
  11. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

  12. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    USA currently playing Australia in the quarterfinals. It will be a victory if they can score -- and in the early going they've come close a couple times.
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page