From: Winnipeg, MB
ORIGINAL: Ian R
Rugby World Cup? What's rugby,...?
The game they play in heaven, Yaab.
A game where the players don't lie on the ground and pretend to be injured to try and milk a free kick, after the lightest of contact.
If they did that, all of the players would be laying on the ground just a twitching and jerking, not to mention foaming at the mouth.
Imagine a game like American football and soccer combined, but with something like the football but no pads, no time for huddles, and unfortunately I believe, no lovely cheerleaders. I do believe that the fans also like to indulge in their favorite alcoholic beverages while watching the game.
My lady friend's son was playing in the local rugby league - he was the "hooker" in the scrum because he was the smallest guy. Lots of injuries and by the time he was in his early thirties he was getting bone spurs in his neck from the head butting in the game.
His rugby club has a tradition that at the end of the season, after the last game and a few pints, all the players strip and run a circuit of the field naked. It is usually around freezing at this time, so not many naughty bits are visible! Their girlfriends and other women spectators can get quite ribald with their comments during the event!
No matter how bad a situation is, you can always make it worse. - Chris Hadfield : An Astronaut's Guide To Life On Earth