Re: Rugby Vs Grid Iron (US football)
So you're taking a guy who is WAY above average size for Rugby and is slow as all get out and comparing him to NFL players?
That guy isn't a front row guy, he's a back row guy. The average front row in Rugby is closer to maybe 220lbs and maybe 6' tall. Not big guys at all compared to the NFL.
What a crock. So you're a Rugby fan, whoop-dee-doo. There isn't a single player in all of professional Rugby that is the size of an NFL lineman and there isn't a single player in all of professional Rugby that has the speed of NFL receivers.
On top of that, you don't have guys that are a combination of size and speed like linebackers that would outrun and crush that bearded frenchie with ease. And 10 seconds in 60 yards? Maybe an offensive lineman. Some hack saying linebackers are that slow is beyond pathetically stupid.
The speed, differential of speed and impacts in the NFL are FAR greater than what is seen in Rugby, which is why there are pads. Those guys are far more powerful and generate far greater impacts.
I would love to see one of those sissy flankers or wings run at full speed and take a shot from a 6'4" 265lbs guy running full speed at him without pads. And by full speed, I mean NFL speed, not Rugby speed.
There are no forward passes in Rugby because there isn't the talent to do so and the guys wouldn't be able to take the punishment of that part of the game.
There is simply no way to compare the two, they are different games entirely. But the defensive linemen and linebackers of the NFL would eat any of those Rugby players for lunch and **** them out right afterwards.
Last edited by BDA116; 11-01-2007 at 12:53 PM.