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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:07 am
Ok Bigs went crazy and made a thread about a bunch of metrosexuals who kick a ball around and get paid millions of dollars to act like a bunch of fairys.

This is the official Rugby Thread...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rugby_union <-check link if you want to know more.

There is 2 codes of Rugby played on the planet and it's League & Union... if you don't know what Rugby is basically it's the original game where American Pro Football originated from... Rugby's original origins come from the game of soccer by a man named William Webb Ellis... Basically in the early 1800's he attended a school called Rugby School and during one game of soccer he had the urge to pick up the ball and run towards the goal.. totally against the laws of the game, but somehow the pupils of the school chased him and the game was originated.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Webb_Ellis

There's been 2 codes of Rugby that have evolved and one is Rugby Union (which is the most popular sport played in the Southern Hemisphere) and the other is Rugby League (Which is played predominately in England and Australia)

For any Bay Area Natives who are interested in the game of Rugby Union, It is well noted that UCAL Bears hold the most esteemed and established Rugby Program in North America... Most of the U.S National team comes from the Berkeley Program and i have posted the scores from the last 2 decades or so of the NCAA National Championship Game

Men's

Before 1997:

YEAR CHAMPION RUNNER-UP

1980 California, runner-up Air Force

1981 California, runner-up Harvard

1982 California, runner-up Life College

1983 California, runner-up Air Force

1984 Harvard, runner-up Colorado

1985 California, runner-up Maryland

1986 California, runner-up Dartmouth

1987 San Diego State, runner-up Air Force

1988 California, runner-up Dartmouth

1989 Air Force, runner-up Long Beach State

1990 Air Force, runner-up Army

1991 California, runner-up Army

1992 California, runner-up Army

1993 California, runner-up Air Force

1994 California, runner-up Navy

1995 California, runner-up Air Force

1996 California, runner-up Penn State

1997 onward:

YEAR CHAMPION RUNNER-UP

1997-California 41 Penn State 15

1998-California 34 Stanford 15

1999-California 36 Penn State 5

2000-California 62 Wyoming 16

2001-California 86 Penn State 11

2002-California 43 Utah 22

2003-Air Force 45 Harvard 37

2004-California 46 Cal Poly 24

2005-California 44 Utah 7

2006-California 29 BYU 26

2007-California 37 BYU 7

2008-California 59 BYU 7

2009-BYU 25 California 22
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:15 am
What's up with all these wannabe-football threads? Nah, jk. I love Rugby, it's a fun game to watch, and an even tougher one to play.

But I guess the only reason I watch it is because our local team kicks major a*s. Cal Bears that is.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:14 am
xbay wrote:What's up with all these wannabe-football threads? Nah, jk. I love Rugby, it's a fun game to watch, and an even tougher one to play.

But I guess the only reason I watch it is because our local team kicks major a*s. Cal Bears that is.


Yeah fa real? you like Rugby?

Your my new favorite moderator xbay!!! :mrgreen:

Any American who'll listen will know that my favorite saying is.

"America is one Adrian Peterson away from being the best team in the world"

You got a large talent pool dude but obviously a lot of kids in high school tend to play Gridion... i saw a ESPN Doco talking about Rugby being on the rise in america and how they'll be a major threat when they get those super gifted athletes playing it.

Actually i just wikipedia some info about the game cause i remember an american telling me the last team to win a gold medal for rugby at the olympics (before the sport got pulled from competition was USa)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rugby_unio ... r_Olympics

Wow!!! :shock: if that was to happen in this day and age it a disney movie similar to jamacia winning the bobsleigh... haha lol.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:17 am
Wow can't believe France beat the All Blacks in New Zealand!!!

Thats just freaking crazy....

As a Australian, i hope this is a sign of NZ downfall.

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