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Rugby United New York

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Davo15, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. mgarbowski

    mgarbowski Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    To follow up even though nobody cares, this morning I read through the wikipedia articles on rugby union and rugby league for maybe the 47th time, so everything is fresh, though in 2 weeks I'll forget again. Rugby union is the original, and still more popular version, and if a game is called just rugby it means rugby union 99% of the time. The ball is theoretically always in play and you never have to concede possession until the other team takes it. Rugby league is a bit more similar to gridiron football in that the offense has to turn the ball over after being tackled 6 times if they don't score (among several other differences).
    Major League Rugby plays rugby union, which they call simply "rugby" according to convention, but then put the word "league" in front of it, for maximum confusion.
    Also the announcers yesterday kept referring to it as "The MLR" and I didn't know if I was supposed to be disdainful of them for inserting "the" or not.
     
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  2. Shawn Ryu

    Shawn Ryu Junior Member

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    Shoulda called it National Rugby Assocation.

    Wait a minute...
     
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  3. Gotham Gator

    Gotham Gator Senior Member Donor

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    At this rate, they may be willing to sell the name.
     

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