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hard rugby hits

most of these are like running into a brick wall.

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by rucifee

submitted January 13th 2007

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yes the real man sport. <~~irish and scottish bitch.
11 years ago
nah just an excuse to grope your opponent
11 years ago
now thats just retarded...looks like fucking bunch of goddamn animals goin at it...its 2007, jesus christ have mercy on these poor souls...football, thats a sport
11 years ago
i imagine i'd be more impressed if it werent for the fact that football players are about the twice the size and strength of your typical rugby player. rugby is a sport we can all play. football is a sport reserved for the giants, and this, pads are necessary to keep people from dying every week when a game is played.
11 years ago
thus*
11 years ago
boring
11 years ago
let me translate, by "boring" he meant "fuck me i wish i wasnt such a bitch & that i had the balls to play this game, damn my female like frame"
11 years ago
oh that's what he ment.
11 years ago
Those were nice also, though the video quality sucks, would have been nicer if we could see the hits clearly.
11 years ago
fuck you all, every hits are almost the same.. i dont see no bone breaking, no neck snapped, no eyes popping out.. hell, my grandma can tackle like that
11 years ago
Somehow I doubt your Grandma can tackle like that. Suck dick on the other hand.....
11 years ago
Just as good as the American football video .....I dont know rugby ....but they are wearing less pads then our football....so its somewhat more brutal...nice.
11 years ago
Hey, hits are hits, I'm more of an American football fan, but it doesn't matter (as long as it's not soccer).
11 years ago
After watching both videos, the hits are just as hard as in american football as it is in rugby, but the lack of pads make it happen far less often then it would in the US. American football is far more exciting then rugby.
11 years ago
Watch an actual game of both. Rugby is constant action, not constant stopping like in football. Rugby is hit after hit after hit until there's either a penalty, someone scores a try, or the half is over. I've played both and rugby is far more exciting than football. Try it, you'll love it if you have the balls... no fucking cups on the rugby pitch!!! Hooker for Life!!
11 years ago
yeah, watch an actual game of rugby, its pretty fucking brutal, but its actually a pretty exciting sport, i mean as much as football is i would say (i'm not a huge sports fan but at the pub i will get into watching a game of rugby, and its pretty entertaining, since there are barely any stops in play)
11 years ago
depends on if its league or union...league is much more like football. tackle. stop. line up. go. union is designed to be a fast playing ongoing flowing game. union is more like the "original" rugby
11 years ago
rugby is just another way of asking god to cripple urself, o yea and by the way most of those hits r like regular tackles int he NFL , just cuz one guy got lower then the other doesnt mean it was an amazing hit, didnt see any of those guys i the air, like zeratul said hard hits are a lot more relavent in nfl
11 years ago
i hear you are going out later.. dont forget your knee pads lady.. xxx
11 years ago
Actually, more people get injured playing American Football than rugby (percentage wise). Although this is really nothing to boast about.
11 years ago
Rugby players grow to take the pain and care for themselves, Football players rely on pads to no get hurt.
11 years ago
^do I really need to say anything?
11 years ago
most of that was rugby league, and trust me those kind of hits happen more than you'd think. At least 2-3 runs in a set of 60 are usually hit-ups, with the big front rowers running full ball at the defense.

Each to their own i say. As an Australian i was brought up on rugby league, i don't understand, or like NFL. ANd saying the hits are just as hard? lol, NFL players are in about 10 pounds of pads, it's like running at each other covered in bubble-wrap.

Like i said though, each to their own. :)
11 years ago
yes they wear 10 pounds of pads but also most of them out weight your rugby boys by almost 2oo pounds yes Now that would be a hit, a defensice lineman on one of those average sized rugby players.
11 years ago
The point is the rugby player could just as easily sidestep your average lumbering linesman.
11 years ago
lol lets see them rugby boys stoppin a tank runnin at em
11 years ago
Take away the padding and you may be surprised. There's always the chance of a diving tackle from behind given the speed a tank would achieve over a decent distance. Or (and not intended in any serious way lest American football fans see it as a red flag to a bull) they could all just bunch up on the try line and wait for him to run out of breath.
11 years ago
The padding in American football isn't designed to protect every inch of the body, just points likely to take or give a hard hit. Plus, I don't think some of you realize the money and training available to American athletes and how much their speed and agility would surprise you. They are big, black, mean, and fast. The NFL has the best trained athletes in the world, sorry rugby fans.
11 years ago
i really hope your joking saying that the NFL has the best trained athletes in the world. considering the genetics of most of the guys who play pro football, it doesnt take much work to stay as big as they are. and dick, your talking about a 300 pound lineman hitting an average guy walking down the street, which is not what a pro football player is. the match up as far as weight is conserned is much closer than a lineman tackling an average guy.
11 years ago
^^ set of 6 that should have read.
11 years ago
League is alright, State of Origin is OK to watch once a year but those fuckers on Nine always show it close to midnight in the other states.
We've now let lose the voice of Darryl "Foghorn Leghorn" Eastlake onto the internet, oh the humanity!
11 years ago
Funny there's no compilation of Hopoate's greatest hits involving all the times he was caught on television sticking his digit right up the arse of an opponent he just tackled.
11 years ago
NFL and rugby are both worst than eachother....... Football (soccer) is the best.....
11 years ago
soccer is a fairy sport
11 years ago
Because all sport must involve competitors ceaselessly clattering into each other to count as manly? Why not cut the ball out of the match and have group sumo wrestling?
American football sometimes reminds me of that scene in Blackadder in WW1. "We're going over the top again!" "But sir, won't they be expecting that?" "No, because they won't suspect we'd actually do it again."
11 years ago
just b/c i call soccer a fairy sport doesnt mean its b/c they arent throwing their bodies at each other
11 years ago
Soccer's not a BAD sport, but when they figured out its problems and corrected them they called it Hockey.
11 years ago
The "10lbs" of pads are to keep the 200lb wide reciever from getting killed by a 450lb linesman.
11 years ago
the padding allows more direct hits, but the way rugby works people get manhandled constantly in the game which is worse cuz there is no padding. both sports allow for pretty nasty carnage but in different ways... i will say however that a 450lb linesman is nowhere near as healthy as the largest rugby players.. .and those guys must weigh close to 300+lbs because they are fucking massive without pads, but they are running pretty much non stop in a rugby game
a linesman doing that would be a fatality on the field from a stroke or heart attack most likely :P
11 years ago
There are no 450lb linemen, and I guarantee the biggest football players are in better shape than any of you. They work out every day, are on special diets and under go constant monitoring. They are top athletes despite their size. Bet they'd beat most "normal" people in a 40yd dash. Tens of millions of dollars goes in to building and training these guys every year. Just 'cause they are big doesn't mean they are not in shape.
11 years ago
Both of you just shut up. I hear that Kobe can boot a mean corner kick.
11 years ago
And let's not forget the steroid regimens.
11 years ago
^Rugby players or football? I'd say both
11 years ago
Rugby is completely different to Football..... Football player claiming their padding is to stop them dying from their "big hits" are talking bull shit. they tackle like fucktards BECAUSE they wear all this fucking padding, its the reason they tackle like that not there to proctect them. if you look at very old football footage they wear no more than current union players wear and tackle just like we do

BTW i play rugby i wear no padding, hit hard play hard, fit as fuck and weigh 285lbs.

take the pads off a football player, theyd suck.
11 years ago
Suck at what, idiot? Rugby or football. They'd still be great at football, they'd just break their noses clean off.

Your point makes as much sense as saying, "put pads on a rugby player and he'd be a great American Football player". Talk about ignorant! Lets put some white uniforms on baseball players and have them play cricket!!

The sports are so fucking different that any correlation made pure rubbish.
11 years ago
Actually its simple, both have big men who run into each other...some wear padding the others are men!
11 years ago
Oh, is that all they do? my bad, I thought there was more to it.
11 years ago
ok fair enough i didnt make myself clear. i meant that theyd suck at football because they wouldnt have that protection that they rely on. like i said... they tackle like that because they wear the padding. they dont wear the paddign because they tackle hard. to be honest both sports have their good points, this arguement is a bit petty isnt it?
11 years ago
I got you, (sorry for the idiot comment, it just sounded better that way) and yes, it is petty. It is also funny though, the passion people show when trying to compare to disimilar sports.
11 years ago
a good game i saw was the US Navy vs Royal Navy. half football half rugby. made for some good carnage lol
11 years ago
video quality is horrible. both sports can be entertaining just all depends on where you grew up and how exposed you were/are with it. it's all a matter of preference.

that being said, there is no way australian rugby players can hold a candle to american footballers, why? it's simple we have a huge market for it opposed to rugby. what does that mean? financial backing and a bigger population. it'd be cool if american football didnt have pads though even though the risk of hurting your players run high.
11 years ago
Do you know when World War III has started? The French surrender. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
11 years ago
errrm.......SHUT UP
11 years ago
That's why I ran with the packies - oh, and you don't really wanting me trying to run with/pass/kick the ball. Call a scrum and call me Prop.
11 years ago
you are a prop
11 years ago
I also played Linebacker for a small D1 midwestern college. The main difference in tackles between the two is ruggers lead with their shoulders and forearms, while footballers lead with their facemask. You don't need pads for a scrum because unlike football you don't have a pulling guard or end trying to blindside your pelvis into your spleen. I've laid hits in rugby that were spectacular, but I was always aware of self preservation without the pads. Football hits ARE harder, but the pads help immensely.
11 years ago
The rules of a scrum are more defined and usually honored. That's why shoulder pads/helmet are not needed.
11 years ago
yea im a lock forward. its much safer in the locks. and youre right american football hits are harder but in a different way. tbh both sports have some pretty spectacular hits. i do prefer rugby though because of its fluidity (no i dont think its a real word) and the speed of it.football is too stop start for me; like league.
11 years ago
gotta know when to give the ball to your buddy..
11 years ago
I think it's pretty clear y'all...rugby dudes are waaaay tougher than our pussies in the NFL. Kind of like bare knuckle boxing versus gloves. It's obvious who the tougher dudes are.

Rugby > NFL
11 years ago
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