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League is the nancy professional end of the game, its closer to soccer.
Union is more grassroots and is played internationally more than league.
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....

An Englishman calling the beautiful game, soccer.

take this goon to the tower.
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right so when a side is moving forward and the guy with the ball goes to the ground.....what is the rule stopping the other team from trying to strip the ball?  like i was watching the blues and ospreys highlights and someone with the ball would fall down...a couple people in a pile... then the ball was passed backwards and on they went.  do you get a certain amount of time to try and strip the ball once he is on the ground?  is it the refs call?
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Rugby 101:



there are more of these follow the appropriate links on the right:

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11 Bravo wrote:

right so when a side is moving forward and the guy with the ball goes to the ground.....what is the rule stopping the other team from trying to strip the ball?  like i was watching the blues and ospreys highlights and someone with the ball would fall down...a couple people in a pile... then the ball was passed backwards and on they went.  do you get a certain amount of time to try and strip the ball once he is on the ground?  is it the refs call?
For League, once he is on the ground the tackle is complete. You cannot then strip the ball.

If he promotes the ball forward after being tackled, (eg tackled then reaches out to the try line) it is called a double movement and the offense is penalised.




For Union it's slightly different, Meth could prob explain better than I.
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union rugby for americans

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11 Bravo
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m3thod wrote:

union rugby for americans

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiOpAvEdHQo
that explains a lot actually
11 Bravo
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so what is the union seasons in england?  same as football?  (i.e. august to may or whatever)

what aboot in aussie land?
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m3thod wrote:

....

An Englishman calling the beautiful game, soccer.

take this goon to the tower.
Its not a beautiful game

I was trying not to confuse usmarine

I'm not exactly pure english

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11 Bravo wrote:

m3thod wrote:

union rugby for americans

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiOpAvEdHQo
that explains a lot actually
Difference with "league"

Try - 4 points (not 5)
Conversion - 2 points (the same)
Penalty goal - 2 points (not 3)
Drop goal - 1 point (not 3)

There are no lineouts (throw ins), rather the opposition gets a feed to a scrum, 10 metres in from touch. Also scrums in league are rarely contested like they are in union.

11 Bravo wrote:

so what is the union seasons in england?  same as football?  (i.e. august to may or whatever)

what aboot in aussie land?
League
March - October
Union
February - July
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they are playing in the Aviva Premiership right now. (union)

http://www.planetrugby.com/

http://www.myp2p.eu/index.php?part=sports for watching games if you don't have sat/cable channels featuring rugby.

one more thing: don't ask about the difference between Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere rugby. Some pretty touchy people on both sides of THAT debate. LOLOL.
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The six nations kick off this weekend.

Wales vs England on Friday night.
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Aye, http://forums.bf2s.com/viewtopic.php?id=141614

I'll be in Cardiff (not at the game, visiting friends that weekend) so will probably be watching it in a pub in Cardiff somewhere.
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Aw where was I in this debate? Need to check the Sports forum more.

I can't add too much to what's already been said of course. The difference between League and Union, aside from the obvious ones, is that often League has more breakaway runs, (less men to beat on the field,) but is also a more stop-start kind of game. Union can be a little more flowing but often isn't.

I haven't really got caught up in the north-vs-south hemisphere stuff, I'll just say that however they differ when two teams from different hemispheres play it's always interesting to see their tactics work against each other and either way the result always comes down to skill. I suppose the stink come from people who didn't like England's play style a couple of years ago which involved milking penalties for their near flawless first-five, (or flyhalf,) which many people said was ruining the game - but hey, it was a tactic that won them the World Cup.

The NRL is always a good competition to follow for League although all the player scandals, player trading or pay-cap breachings get tiresome. Generally though the teams are very even and at the end of the season you'll find 8-plus teams in the running for playoff spots which keeps things exciting.

A good way to get into rugby and get the feel of the game is to watch the Rugby Sevens, (which is on right now.) Seven men a side, ten minutes a half, fast and exciting play with rules similar to Union. Of course here it seems an excuse to put on a costume and drink yourself stupid, if you ask anyone what the result of the Sevens was they'd just probably laugh at you.
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Just curious, why not watch college football if you're sick of the NFL?
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fuck it i tried.  this shit is boring.  guess ill just stick to honkey

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