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steelersfanman92
01-30-2009, 08:05 AM
I was just wondering if anyone on here plays or is a rugby fan?

nojobny
01-30-2009, 09:13 AM
I grew up around rugby b/c my dad played it for years. (and sometimes still plays). Pretty impressive for a 69 year old.

He played for Old Blue and in DC as well, plus a few teams aboard when he lived there.

NFL STEELERS NRL DRAGONS
02-02-2009, 12:18 AM
Hell yea ive played both rugby union and rugby league.

In my opinion rugby league is best football code played from where i come from and that being Sydney New South Wales Australia.

As you can tell from my signature I support the St George Illawarra Dragons in the NRL competition. In state of origin games my money is always on the New South Wales Blues (c o c k r o a c h s) to trounce the Queensland Maroons (Cane Toads). In Iternational games there are none better than the Australian Kangaroos in the game of rugby league.

I also support the Wigan Warriors in the English Super League comp too.

In American rugby league I support the washington D.C. Slayers, It would be good one day to see Pittsburgh get a rugby league team up and running in the American competition.

As for rugby union i support the New South Wales Waratahs in the Super 14 competion. In the Sydney Shute Shield comp i support the Manly Marlins and my money is always on the Australian Wallabies against any other international teams in the game of rugby union.

We have another football code here in Australia too it's called Australian Rules (Aerial ping pong) as it is known here in Sydney, we have our own team in that comp known as the AFL. They are the Sydney Swans a team relocated to Sydney from South Melbourne Victoria, They arrived back in 1982 and most of Sydney including me support them in the AFL comp

YEP I'M A FOOTY NUT:chuckle:

steelersfanman92
02-02-2009, 05:25 PM
I play rugby union we dont really have much league here, but the game is growing in the US. I have been playing for 5 years now and I love it. I try to follow it as much as I can but it is really hard since we get so few games here in the states but I like to watch the Brumbies play and this weekend RBS 6 nations is on tv so im excited to watch that. Rugby is a great sport that needs to become more main stream in the states.

TeeJay
02-03-2009, 05:45 PM
Off to Twickenham on Saturday for the start of the 6 Nations. :thumbsup:, 82,000 expected attendance. Could get a little busy in the local pub!!

And although I'll be wearing the Red and White, rest assured I'll be taking some Black and Gold with me...........including a TT! :tt03:

steelersfanman92
02-03-2009, 08:44 PM
Off to Twickenham on Saturday for the start of the 6 Nations. :thumbsup:, 82,000 expected attendance. Could get a little busy in the local pub!!

And although I'll be wearing the Red and White, rest assured I'll be taking some Black and Gold with me...........including a TT! :tt03:

Im so jelous have a great time!

KeiselPower99
02-03-2009, 09:28 PM
I always wanted to play rugby but could never find enough interested people to do.it. Rugby and Australian Rules Football are 2 sports I really like.

TeeJay
02-03-2009, 10:45 PM
Im so jelous have a great time!

Thanks - I'll do my best! :thumbsup:

Although Wembley is a lovely stadium, there's just something about Twickenham that makes the world a better place. :drink:

NFL STEELERS NRL DRAGONS
02-10-2009, 08:41 PM
Check this out

http://forums.steelersfever.com/showthread.php?p=562300#post562300

TeeJay
02-13-2009, 03:50 PM
If any of you are tempted by the awesome game that is Rugby (it has to be Union for me, sorry Steelers NRL Dragons:wink02:), you really need to check out some of the DVDs that are out there. A first point of call has to be the 2003 World Cup – and I’m not just saying that ‘cause England won it, and that was the last time we had a truely great team…..ok I am..(although the 2007 boys nearly emulated them :thumbsup:)….., but the 2003 WC was an awesome competition. (England v Australia is always special…it’s just one of those sporting rivalries that unless you come from either Country, it's hard to explain…especially when Rugby or Cricket is involved - sh*t, they could make a tiddleywinks final look engrossing!). I had no nails left after that World Cup, and really needed the ten pints after the game just to calm myself down!

So, TeeJay’s, recommendation of the week (albeit nearly 6 years late!) has to be ‘Inside England Rugby….Sweet Chariot’ DVD. It’s just a great behind the scenes look at a team as they prepare for and play the Autumn Internationals and the Six Nations, prior to the World Cup in Aus. And if you’re not sure, then check out ‘Team Day Off’, when the Team went to Marwell Zoo. Edited snippet goes something along these lines:- …….

Richard Hill “You know what we want. We want things that eat people”.

So, the conversation soon becomes a ‘what animal would you have in your Team’

JW wants to see a Rhino and Polar Bear in the front row, but Martin Johnson isn’t having any of it.

“A Polar Bear’s not bad, but a Silverback beats ‘em everytime. You’ve gotta get your Silverback in there”

Damn freaking right – With a Silverback in your Team, you’ll be World Champions - And I think that's just been proven! :thumbsup:

And of course, after that, there’s always Sweet Chariot 2….the build up to the 2007 World Cup. All that needs to be said about that is Kenny Rodgers! F**king Superstar! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yWJsW5WN5Y – Let’s just say for the final, England unfortunately left the Silverback at home! )

Anyway, thought I'd better post this before tomorrows game at The Millenium Stadium, Cardiff. That's not going to be pretty.

Preacher
02-13-2009, 04:12 PM
League is just a pretty-boy sport.

Union are where the real men play.... where real piggies get into the mud and fight for the ball in a maul.


Silly pretty boy backs...


(can you tell I played...and was a scrummie?)

TeeJay
02-13-2009, 04:43 PM
Silly pretty boy backs...

(can you tell I played...and was a scrummie?)

I was getting that vibe....yep!!

But the only true position is Flanker......and I said Flank...with an Fl...!! :wave:

steelwall
02-13-2009, 09:25 PM
Never was exposed to Rugby untill I came to China, there's alot of Australian, New Zealand, and British expats here.

I like the game.

steelersfanman92
02-14-2009, 03:03 PM
Silly pretty boy backs...


(can you tell I played...and was a scrummie?)

I play flyhalf that is where its at, I get to touch the ball every time and get to make a lot of tackles, there is no competition being a back is so much better than being a scrummie :flap:

steelersfanman92
02-20-2009, 07:24 PM
For anyone interested on Sunday at 5 PM on ABC there is going to be a highlight show of the USA 7s tourny

TeeJay
02-21-2009, 07:16 PM
For anyone interested on Sunday at 5 PM on ABC there is going to be a highlight show of the USA 7s tourny

Getting excited about that (gotta love 7's - it's insanely quick!), and the World Cup next month!! (Not that it'll get any coverage overhere! :mad:)

But I'm really, really getting brewed up for the British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa commencing May.....now that's Rugby. (The Lions on tour are something special! :thumbsup:)

* Living with Lions - The inside story of the 1997 Tour of South Africa...awesome film!:thumbsup:*

NFL STEELERS NRL DRAGONS
08-19-2009, 02:53 AM
On the whole rugby union is a tired worn out old football game. Basicly it's a game for people to play that are not good enough to play the tougher more skilled and faster paced game of rugby league. Rugby League broke away from rugby union in 1895 and formed a faster more skilled game than the hasbeen rugby union had become,

Aussie_steeler
08-21-2009, 06:17 AM
On the whole rugby union is a tired worn out old football game. Basicly it's a game for people to play that are not good enough to play the tougher more skilled and faster paced game of rugby league. Rugby League broke away from rugby union in 1895 and formed a faster more skilled game than the hasbeen rugby union had become,

The tired worn out old football game still has a legitimate world cup. On the international scale Rugby League only dwarfs the AFL ( which has given up on that idea). Rugby League has to keep asking itself - If it is so much faster, more skillful and better than rugby union why hasnt it become the world wide phenomenon it craves.

I dont think you can ever say that Rugby is a dumping ground for lower skilled and slower players. You know that many of the best NRL players were the product of a rugby union upbringing and vice versa for union players.

I am a fan of all four football codes in Australia (plus NFL) but Rugby League is doing its best to alienate its fanbase with moronic off field behaviour and pig headed views of old school commentators and journalists.

If League and Union dont get their acts together soon they are going to be the 3rd and 4th string options behind Soccer and AFL.

I made the switch away from rugby league when Super League broke and I have lost interest in Rugby Union due to the negative approach taken in test matches.

I find myself eagerly awaiting the NFL season and I have more interest in the NFL draft than the start of the Australian Rugby League & Union seasons. The preseason game shown last week was the most anticipated football game for me since the superbowl win.

Over the last 16 years I can honestly say that I have watched more NFL games than both league and union games combined ( and in a way that is sad considering I am a true blue aussie)

Cheers and good luck for the Saints this year in the GF ( hopefully they beat a QLD team on GF day)

Preacher
08-21-2009, 06:55 PM
On the whole rugby union is a tired worn out old football game. Basicly it's a game for people to play that are not good enough to play the tougher more skilled and faster paced game of rugby league. Rugby League broke away from rugby union in 1895 and formed a faster more skilled game than the hasbeen rugby union had become,

More skilled? I take great umbrage to that.

Union is definitely as if not more skilled than league. it takes more instincts than skill to run, scissor, and break free.

Union, where must always be running TO support, yet from tackles, knowing when to ruck and maul, and when to get out for the scrummies to take over, then to make decisions on flexing weak and strong sides on the fly, on TOP of running, scissoring, and possible breaking free, is a more quick thinking, skill sport.

After all, when was the last time YOU saw a ruck march the ball down the field while it is being turned in a league game? The combination of strength, awareness, and decision-making in union vastly outweighs its equivalent in league.

NFL STEELERS NRL DRAGONS
08-24-2009, 10:36 PM
More skilled? I take great umbrage to that.

Union is definitely as if not more skilled than league. it takes more instincts than skill to run, scissor, and break free.

Union, where must always be running TO support, yet from tackles, knowing when to ruck and maul, and when to get out for the scrummies to take over, then to make decisions on flexing weak and strong sides on the fly, on TOP of running, scissoring, and possible breaking free, is a more quick thinking, skill sport.

After all, when was the last time YOU saw a ruck march the ball down the field while it is being turned in a league game? The combination of strength, awareness, and decision-making in union vastly outweighs its equivalent in league.

What you say is why everybody in NSW is calling rugby union...RUGBY YAWNION it is the truth compared to league union has become as boring to watch as dryed out paint peeling from a wall.

Take last Saturday nights test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the Australian Wallabies, the result a 19 to 18 win to the All Blacks. That score line is a total of 37 points scored but yet only 1 try was scored in the game. That my friend equals a very boring tired game. Even the Kiwi coach agrees.:drink:

Also take the best rugby league players and the best rugby union players in the world and put them up against each other. Playing 1 game of rugby league and 1 game of rugby union. The winner is decided by which team scores the most amount of points, with all aspects of scoring being the same points. 5 points for a try, 2 points for a try conversion goal, 2 points for a penalty goal, 1 point for a field goal. The end result every time would be a massive win to the rugby league team. The rugby union know this and that is why rugby union would never agree to such a game because they know they would loose every time.

As for the best spectical of either rugby game, that happened in the 1980's and 1990's, in rugby league in Australia it was and still is the 3 games played every year between NEW SOUTH WALES BLUES vs QUEENSLAND MAROONS. Known as State Of Origin Rugby League, The games they put on back then were far better than anything seen in any rugby union world cup.

NFL STEELERS NRL DRAGONS
08-24-2009, 10:47 PM
The tired worn out old football game still has a legitimate world cup. On the international scale Rugby League only dwarfs the AFL ( which has given up on that idea). Rugby League has to keep asking itself - If it is so much faster, more skillful and better than rugby union why hasnt it become the world wide phenomenon it craves.

I dont think you can ever say that Rugby is a dumping ground for lower skilled and slower players. You know that many of the best NRL players were the product of a rugby union upbringing and vice versa for union players.

I am a fan of all four football codes in Australia (plus NFL) but Rugby League is doing its best to alienate its fanbase with moronic off field behaviour and pig headed views of old school commentators and journalists.

If League and Union dont get their acts together soon they are going to be the 3rd and 4th string options behind Soccer and AFL.

I made the switch away from rugby league when Super League broke and I have lost interest in Rugby Union due to the negative approach taken in test matches.

I find myself eagerly awaiting the NFL season and I have more interest in the NFL draft than the start of the Australian Rugby League & Union seasons. The preseason game shown last week was the most anticipated football game for me since the superbowl win.

Over the last 16 years I can honestly say that I have watched more NFL games than both league and union games combined ( and in a way that is sad considering I am a true blue aussie)

Cheers and good luck for the Saints this year in the GF ( hopefully they beat a QLD team on GF day)

It's good to see your into NFL and even better to see you supporting the greatest NFL team of the lot the mighty Pittsburgh Steelers. In my opinion this is what has to happen and soon between rugby union and rugby league for the good of both games.

It's about time rugby union woke up and realized that rugby league is a far better rugby game to play than union and the 2 codes remerged playing rugby league rules with maybe a few concessions givin to rugby union rules. That way the game could get to where it should be rivaling soccer and gridiron football for the best code in the world.

steelersfanman92
08-25-2009, 06:27 PM
It's good to see your into NFL and even better to see you supporting the greatest NFL team of the lot the mighty Pittsburgh Steelers. In my opinion this is what has to happen and soon between rugby union and rugby league for the good of both games.

It's about time rugby union woke up and realized that rugby league is a far better rugby game to play than union and the 2 codes remerged playing rugby league rules with maybe a few concessions givin to rugby union rules. That way the game could get to where it should be rivaling soccer and gridiron football for the best code in the world.

I prefer union much more than league. League is to broken up with all the stopages. The only time we ever play is as a warm up before games. Why do you think that union would be more popular on the world stage than league?

Matty
03-30-2010, 01:36 PM
Union is the bees knees

anyone catch the six nations?

Bloody French and can't believe how the Irish crumbled and fell in their final game against Wales.

England were below par, everyone singing their praises against France but ultimately we lost so what was there to be happy about, yes our D was ok but our O sucked, we couldn't get ten feet without being turned over.

Terrible year for the two teams I follow lol :)