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Re: Rugby vs Soccer
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2019, 20:04:48 »
https://deadspin.com/rugby-man-slaps-dislocated-knee-back-into-place-immedi-1835922894

That.  Is.  Awesome. 

One of my proudest rugby moments is when I was hit so hard I had 3 cracked ribs and a collapsed lung....at 51 years old....and still played for another few minutes.
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Re: Rugby vs Soccer
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2019, 20:20:59 »
That.  Is.  Awesome. 

One of my proudest rugby moments is when I was hit so hard I had 3 cracked ribs and a collapsed lung....at 51 years old....and still played for another few minutes.

Broke my hand in the 60th minute of a game two years ago in what would be my last rugby game I have played in. 

We had used up all our substitutions already so I had the hand taped and played the rest of the game.  I had no use of it but they moved me from Inside Centre to the Wing so I would have to make less tackles.  Ended up making a game saving tackle on the final play whereby I used my broken hand to prevent the ball from being grounded.

We won and my spouse promptly drove me to the hospital to have my hand x-rayed and splinted, scolding me the entire way.  That was the last season I played.  Might play again when I'm old enough for Old Boys in two years.

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Re: Rugby vs Soccer
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2019, 21:04:58 »
Figured the rugby players would like it. ;)
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Re: Rugby vs Soccer
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2019, 22:58:16 »
Played for a team in Zurich, had a friendly in France. Effin’  dude from the French team bit me. He received a punch in the face causing a wild melee. Ah rugby, élégant violence.


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Re: Rugby vs Soccer
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2019, 23:47:12 »
Played for a team in Zurich, had a friendly in France. Effin’  dude from the French team bit me. He received a punch in the face causing a wild melee. Ah rugby, élégant violence.


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Lmao!  That's French Rugby for you, notorious for all out brawls.  It's the latin way as Argentina, Romania and Italy are much the same.

French Rugby also loves enforcers.  One of Canada's most famous players was a big time enforcer for Clermont in France.  His name was Jamie Cudmore, also known as "Cuddles"  :rofl:

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