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macboer    1

This is kindof a stupid post, but i've been wondering what you (especially those in the US) think about rugby. Too me it's definitly one of the best sport to watch, but then again i'm from South Africa and here it's like a religion. Bred into us from youth :P.

 

I guess i'm asking this because i don't know any other cool forums where i can post a question to americans. lol.

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Huskermn    33

I'm a big fan but don't get much opportunity to watch. And, I've never really understood the difference between Rugby League and Rugby Union but I think having both is good. It's like American and National Baseball. They're the same game with little twists which make for a slightly different experience.

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Dolphbucs    2

Actually, there are pockets of Rugby fandom in the US. I was lucky enough, during the '70's, to have a Gym teacher who was a semi-pro Rugby player. He at least taught us the rules of the game ( we spent a whole quarter playing it every year ) and a with any sport, appreciation starts with knowledge of the game.

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R94N    3

I'm from England and I'd say rugby's pretty popular here, but personally I don't really like it.

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macboer    1

Actually, there are pockets of Rugby fandom in the US. I was lucky enough, during the '70's, to have a Gym teacher who was a semi-pro Rugby player. He at least taught us the rules of the game ( we spent a whole quarter playing it every year ) and a with any sport, appreciation starts with knowledge of the game.

 

Thats nice to hear. Hope you guys can one day compete with us. Until then, keep practicing. What a day it would be when the RWC final will have USA vs RSA!! :D

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pwbeninate    0

I've always thought Rugby looks like a very interesting and exciting sport, but due to the lack of coverage here in the US, I haven't really gotten into it at all.

 

A buddy of mine, here in the US, plays in a league and loves it. Haven't gotten to see any of his games, but I hope to eventually.

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Graham    1

Can't say I'm a fan, but that's probably due to freezing january mornings playing it at school getting the snot beaten out of me (damn my growth spurt not happening until I was 16!). I'm more of a football (soccer) and F1 guy (but that's probably just the geek in me!).

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R94N    3

I've always thought Rugby looks like a very interesting and exciting sport, but due to the lack of coverage here in the US, I haven't really gotten into it at all.

 

I think it's the same with many sports; I guess there's not the money there, like with football/soccer.

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pwbeninate    0

I think it's the same with many sports; I guess there's not the money there, like with football/soccer.

 

It's the same here in America. Most money is spent on the sport we call "football." (much less interesting that football/soccer...) Most games are broadcast on national TV. However, I happen to be a fan of Ice Hockey. It's very difficult to watch many hockey games without buying special packages and subscriptions. I was hoping yesterdays AppleTV announcement would provide a cost effective way to get hockey games on my TV, but no such luck... Maybe next time...

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R94N    3

It's very difficult to watch many hockey games without buying special packages and subscriptions. I was hoping yesterdays AppleTV announcement would provide a cost effective way to get hockey games on my TV, but no such luck... Maybe next time...

 

Sorry it didn't happen :( In the UK to get more 'specialist' sports you have to get either a Sky Sports (they have 9 channels, but a lot is football sadly) or the Eurosport channels subscription.

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bebe33    0

I used to watch rugby occasionally, but haven't done for years. There is a Rugby World Cup on in New Zealand next year...with all the extra visitors, it's expected to cause havoc in our small country.

 

I might have to go somewhere else if I want to avoid rugby fever.

 

More importantly, I wish there was some way to buy a season pass to NHL hockey in iTunes, but we can't buy TV shows here yet!

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macboer    1

So, who's watching the Rugby World Cup? The official RWC app is very well done, if you're interested.

 

;)

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Huskermn    33

I've keeping up using the official app, which, as mentioned is great. Haven't yet been able to see a live match.

 

Big upset with Ireland besting Australia. Both will likely move on, but changes pairings for next round.

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podgirl    0

I'm Canadian and my husband is really into rugby, so I see a little bit by default. He also loves the app. My favourite part of rugby is watching the All Blacks do the Haka.

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macboer    1

Jip, the Haka is pretty awesome.

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bebe33    0

Winner! The RWC final was a cracker!

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