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02-04-2013, 11:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Shaz View Post
Rugby doesn't garner the same excitement level to Americans as football

They're not even on the same universe
That's a difference in the way the games are played, primarily, though. Rugby never evolved past being a game of laterals and kicks while football developed the forward pass and made the older style look quaint. The quality of hits in the average rugby match, however, are just as intense and dramatic while not carrying nearly as much risk. Lighter padding, perhaps as light as that worn by NHL players in the 80's and 90's, would be a viable solution.

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