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heypaul
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You should check out more Rugby!

Now's a good time to get into Rugby.
Hockey, and the NBA are done. College baseball is over, and you've already wore out all your women's beach volleyball reruns.

Football is still a solid 3 months away, so why not fill that big time sports void with some Rugby?

Highlights from "The Greatest Game Ever Played"

Some great scores from the Junior World Championships this year

Great Hits & Scores (called tries)

Motivational Hits & Tries

Best 3 minutes of any sport you'll ever see!

There are plenty of full games you could watch, so if you're wanting to know where to start, just ask some of the rugby fans on here.

This post was edited on 7/1 at 8:58 pm



busbeepbeep
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re: You should check out more Rugby!
:ikigethis:

First of all check out the British&Irish Lions vs. Australia games. Game 1 was this past weekend. Game 2 is 6/29 and Game 3 is 7/6.
Directv Ch. 490 Rugby Schedule (included will all directv subs)


Great Youtube Channels with Full Rugby Matches:
Full Rugby Matches Channel
KostazHD Channel
Lelostream Georgia Channel

Forthcoming International Rugby Schedule
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SabiDojo
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re: You should check out more Rugby!
My cousin plays professional rugby In Europe. It looks pretty intense.


BRgetthenet
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re: You should check out more Rugby!
Isn't this 7's time?

This was the one time of year I hated thinking of rugby. Too hot.

Would stroke.


rugbyag
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re: You should check out more Rugby!
Generally, yes. Summers are 7s season but there are a lot of good 15s test matches during the summer.

I highly recommend watching the Lions v Austraila game for anyone looking for a good and exciting intro to rugby.


heypaul
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re: You should check out more Rugby!
I had pulled up the Lions Wallibees game on my super cool new smart TV via the YouTube app on there, and only got to watch half of it....

I'll finish it tonight!!!


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re: You should check out more Rugby!
I played for Rummel in high school at the gretna pitch.

It was one of the greatest times of my life.


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Sophandros
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re: You should check out more Rugby!
Who's your cousin?


Sophandros
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re: You should check out more Rugby!
Anyone else heading to Charleston for the Eagles/Canada match in August?

My club rescheduled our annual golf tourney because so many of us are going.


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loweralabamatrojan
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re: You should check out more Rugby!
My old rugby club hosts a Summer 7's tournament every year in San Diego. Great tournament, killer venue (San Diego is not to be missed for MANY reasons) and a good bunch of guys.

LINK

If any of you Louisiana ruggers make it out there, let me know how you liked it.


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SabiDojo
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re: You should check out more Rugby!
Esteban B. I'm afraid to give last names because he is my first cousin. Anonymity.

He should be in his early 30's now, so I wonder when he will retire from the game.


tccdc
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re: You should check out more Rugby!
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Esteban B. I'm afraid to give last names because he is my first cousin. Anonymity.

He should be in his early 30's now, so I wonder when he will retire from the game.



If he is the lock who used to play for Edinburgh, he is pretty good.

Tough


heypaul
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re: You should check out more Rugby!
I've had a couple friends say they'd like to learn more about the game. I'm glad there's so many different outlets now, because 5-6 years ago when I was trying to learn, there wasn't many sources.


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Jim Rockford
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re: You should check out more Rugby!
I think I could get into it.


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FootballNostradamus
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re: You should check out more Rugby!
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I had pulled up the Lions Wallibees game on my super cool new smart TV via the YouTube app on there, and only got to watch half of it....

I'll finish it tonight!!!


Can't wait for the second test. I was at the first so couldn't be on here, but we'll hafta make an in-match thread for this one.

I hope it's even close to as epic as the first!


heypaul
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re: You should check out more Rugby!
no spoilers please

but yea how awesome was that atmosphere?!?!?

do you know what channel the 2nd test match will be on?


Swagga
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re: You should check out more Rugby!
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Can't wait for the second test. I was at the first so couldn't be on here, but we'll hafta make an in-match thread for this one.


We need more rugby in game threads IMO.

Also great thread,


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tccdc
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do you know what channel the 2nd test match will be on?


If you have Directv it is free on Channel 490...they also show other internationals plus Super 15


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FootballNostradamus
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re: You should check out more Rugby!
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Do you know what channel the 2nd test match will be on?


For me it comes on Channel 10, but I doubt yal will be getting local coverage in the States haha. I think someone posted DirectTV has it on somewhere live.


tccdc
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re: You should check out more Rugby!
Nostradamus....do you follow Rugby league?

The Origin is tonight (your time) and should be a battle as Queensland is in jeopardy of losing the shield for the first time in quite a few years


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