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Did you see the game, then?
LIKE RUGBY, FUCK YEAH
Standing in a pub in my Ireland shirt being bitterly disappointed all day, how I have missed thee!
they've lost a few players. Don't fancy your chances much against the AB's, though
We pushed the ABs close in the summer though, if only Marcus Horan's parents hadn't moved back to Cork when he was young. I think the AB game will be another addition to the 110 year pantheon of near misses.
I think Wales could do the Saffas though
they were getting off their bus and going into the Hilton.
Not as good as the time I saw the Samoan team all sat in the Hilton's restaurant eating a LOT of food.
Smit at tighthead is crazy.
at best and at worst as an all out pussyfest for greasy haired herberts who couldn't hack rugby.
Also, I'd argue that rugby is far more technical in that it involves all four limbs!
In their line out pomp of 2002-2004, Ireland's line out had in excess of 200 variations
No-one is denying that there is a talent involved, but it is a pretty narrow skill set really.
If you're, say, Dan Carter, you have to be able to kick the ball with as much variation as most footballers - I' talking drop kicks, conversions, kicking from the hand and chips - but also run, tackle, pass with the hands, catch a high ball, be strong enough to roll in a tackle. On top of this, you're making the backline calls instead of it being phoned in from the sidelines. AND it's with an OVAL ball.
I'm not saying you're one of them, but there are a lot of insufferable asses who won't accept than ANY sport other than football involves a significant level of skill.
But I take your point about the lunk at school being good at rugby based on size rather than any discernable skill.
to this argument is that Thierry Henry / Christiano Ronaldo could probably be pretty nifty wingers in Rugby yet Martin Johnson or Jason Robinson would probably be shit at football. Therefore football requires more skill.
Michael Kightly would be shit at rugby though.
You're swapping some whippy fast guys from football into a position that requires whippy fast guys in rugby, but then taking a hulking forward from rugby and putting him into a game for whippy fast guys. Applying your theory, you should take Michael Owen and stick him in the front row.
I can guarantee that if you subbed a Premiership footballer into a Rugby test, and a test rugby player into a Premiership football game, which one would look more out of their depth.
Look, I'm not arguing footballers are crap - I'm just saying the two games have different, but equal, skill levels.
I am so going to quote this
<name of obscure footballer> LOL!
something along those lines. eh eh eh.
seriously though. grow a pair.