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Rugby vs Football

Discussion in 'Sports' started by dannyboy, Feb 16, 2014.

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  1. dannyboy

    dannyboy Member Founding Member Top Thread

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    Which sport do you consider to be "tougher" and why?
     
  2. Sandman

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    Definately rugby, it's a contact sport and in South-Africa the guys play rough with one another, I've seen many a game where the players end up with black eyes, bruises and bleeding noses. I would love to see football players going against a rugby team like the Springbucks, they don't wear any real padding and aren't afraid to tackle each other almost into a coma. I can't watch a single game without going ':wideyed:OOOH, That's gotta hurt!:woot:' at least once.
     
  3. Denis Hard

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    I think football/soccer is to because it's played over a longer period of time. That means a football player especially a mid-fielder needs more stamina than a rugby player. So yeah, it's more demanding than rugby.
     
  4. Sandman

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    Yeah ok I guess you've got a point there;), football requires more stamina/endurance while rugby requires more strenght and a harder/stronger body. English football players fall down at the drop of a hat:dead: :nailbiting:while rugby players tackle one another with force:banghead::playful: and keep on playing. I don't know hey, I like both sports but am a bigger football fan, :pMAN U!:happy:
     
  5. Peninha

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    Rugby is tougher and more violent, even though football can be violent as well, but that's not the essence of the sport.
     
  6. iRichard

    iRichard Member Founding Member

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    I always watch football and I have never watch too many rugby games but rugby does seem a lot tougher because they don't wear padding.
     
  7. eagle22

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    I would say rugby is for sure the "tougher" sport, I have played both football and rugby, but I like playing and watching football a lot better. You gotta respect rugby players though, those are some tough dudes!
     
  8. Peninha

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    OK, are we discussing here football-soccer or American football?
     
  9. rosa

    rosa Active Member Top Contributor

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    Rugby is a tougher game to me than football. There is more players in contact with each other at one time than football so there is a greater chance of players getting rough on each other. There are also more rules in football against players hurting each other so they are more careful not to play too tough.
     
  10. Peninha

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    I'm under the impression that both rugby and american football is pretty much like boxing with a ball in the middle, I prefer soccer all the time lol.
     
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