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Iago 
Posted: 17-Feb-2005, 01:51 AM
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Anyone here a Rugby fan? I am in desperate need on someone to help me keep in the loop. They don't show it as much on Fox Sports World as they used to, and when they do it is usually provincial. Any thoughts on the Welsh national team? we got a shot now that Wood, the Irish hooker, retired?

PLEASE SOMEONE HELP!!!!

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Posted: 17-Feb-2005, 10:51 AM
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I know nothing about rugby, but if anyone wants to explain how it works, then I would love to learn more about it! I'll check around and see what I can find, Iago!


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Posted: 17-Feb-2005, 12:02 PM
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I played rugby for 2 or 3 years in college and had a blast so count me as a fan but unless I'm at a bar with satellite television and it's my very lucky day, I never see it. I'd assume the Welsh side has a web site, perhaps you can sign up for newsletters about the games and such?


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Posted: 17-Feb-2005, 01:12 PM
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Ahhh...here we are:

Welsh Rugby Union

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BBC Wales Rugby Page
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Posted: 17-Feb-2005, 02:22 PM
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QUOTE (susieq76 @ 17-Feb-2005, 10:51 AM)
I know nothing about rugby, but if anyone wants to explain how it works, then I would love to learn more about it!

You get together in a "scrum" and try to beat the h*ll out of each other without the referee noticing. biggrin.gif


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Posted: 18-Feb-2005, 04:14 PM
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The basic game play is quite simple. Move the ball from one end ot the other end. A score occurs when a player touches the ball to the ground in the endzone (a tri but it's worth 5 points). A point after kick is then made to add 1 point (I'm rusty already on the math) from X meters out and the lateral position is dependent on where you touched the ball down.

The ball cannot travel forward (excluding kicks) unless it's in someone's hands. No one can be in front of the person with the ball. When you get tackled, you must let go of the ball when you hit the ground. You cannot pick the ball up when you are on the ground. There are no substitutions, no stoppage of the clock, really no stoppage of play except for out of bounds, penalties or scoring. The kicking game is a complete and total mystery to me (I was a packie (second row)) but there is a whole slew of rules about it. Sometimes you can kick the ball out of bounds and it's still your posession, sometimes it goes to the opposition.

The most important rule I think is this: Never play against women. The most viscious, bloody and gut-wrenching matches I have ever watched have always been women's matches. *shudders* And they say men are violent...
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Posted: 24-Feb-2005, 10:15 PM
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Tell me about the women! Those girls are BRUTAL! You know, living here in the good ole' US of A, I often get "We don't watch Rugby, it's way too violent. Here, have a beer and watch some football!"
I try to explain that I do not find rugby violent. As a matter of fact, I find football to be much more violent. I think it would take much to long to explain this, nor am I that articulate. Anyway, I will check out the Welsh rugby site and try to catch up on the-nations as well.

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Posted: 06-Mar-2005, 02:50 AM
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I know this probably isn't the best place to put this but....

WOOHOO! Ireland beat England in the Six Nations!!!!!

For us Rugby fans this is HUGE! I don't know about you all, but the only international team I like less than the Wallabies is England! Surprising that they took down England now that Wood left as hooker though.

And hey...we ain't doing to bad ourselves! After the stunning win against France (by the way, France has a darn good rugby team), we are off to the finals with only Ireland left to beat. Hopefully Wales will be restored to her former glory!

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Posted: 22-Apr-2005, 12:19 PM
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Wales is doing excellent. We won the Triple Crown and the Chwe Glwad.

I regularly wear my Welsh rugby shirt with pride to classes on campus.


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Posted: 28-Apr-2005, 09:38 PM
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Do you play rugby, Siarls? Or are you a spectator? As much as I love Wales and things Welsh, I'm afraid I prefer football (it's called soccer wrongly here.) However, I listened to BBC Wales for the game against England. I didn't know the rules at all, but it was still so exciting to listen to such a close game. I coundn't help cheering when Gavin Henson gave the winning kick!


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Posted: 29-Apr-2005, 04:37 AM
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I used to play rygbi, but I've become too neurotic! I've had my nose broken once, I don't want to hurt it again!!!!! I was such a baby - I was in soooooooo much pain!!!!

I don't follow pel droed at all.
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Posted: 30-Mar-2006, 06:52 PM
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I know you guys already gave an explanation about rugby, but I'm still confused about the kicking part. Could someone explain that again? Hope you don't mind. Siarls, I'm sorry to hear about your nose, that must have hurt a lot!


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Posted: 05-Apr-2006, 08:49 AM
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Shwmae, greenldydragon. Sorry I haven't read your post till today. It appears other Welsh members have been busy lately.

I'm the last person to answer rugby questions since I know so little about it. (I tried to skim over a picture book once to show respect to the Welsh national sport, but I can't bring myself interested - sorry, rugby fans. sad.gif ) So, I hope someone else will answer your question when the busy spell is over.

I hope you'll join in other topics too, g.dragon. Are you learning Welsh?
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Posted: 08-Apr-2006, 12:05 PM
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Paid a phoeni Gwen, 'does gennyf ddim diddordeb ynddo ychwaith neu bel-droed Americanaidd.

Don't worry Gwen, I have no interest in it either or American football.

Yes, greenldydragon are you learning Welsh? (hint hint - wish wish)


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Posted: 08-Apr-2006, 01:01 PM
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I might try when school is out. A little busy lately with homework to study welsh unfortunately..
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