Please turn on javascript in your browser to play chess.
Sports Forum

Sports Forum

  1. Subscriber Crowley
    Not Aleister
    06 Feb '08 08:44
    Crappy music, but a funny video nonetheless...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fbzmJARvFg
  2. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    06 Feb '08 09:42
    Serious question: The dancing thing the rugby players do while in line,
    in front of the opponents... is it widespread? Is it real? Is it kind of a
    tradition?
  3. 06 Feb '08 09:45
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Serious question: The dancing thing the rugby players do while in line,
    in front of the opponents... is it widespread? Is it real? Is it kind of a
    tradition?
    It was the Kiwi's (New Zealand) originally.... a tribal war dance called the Haka.

    I'm not sure 'cos I'm not a rugby buff, but I think other teams have now adopted a similar pre-game ritual?

    The Haka used to be quite intimidating for opponents.
  4. 06 Feb '08 09:46
    Originally posted by Crowley
    Crappy music, but a funny video nonetheless...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fbzmJARvFg
    Those rugby boys really show the football lads up don't they?

    ... and they're not wearing helmets and padding like their American cousins!
  5. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    06 Feb '08 09:52
    Ok, I get it, so only the New Zealand national team does it.

    Good.
  6. 06 Feb '08 09:56 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Ok, I get it, so only the New Zealand national team does it.

    Good.
    New Zealand and some of the other South Pacific teams - Samoa, Tonga etc.

    Here's an example (NZ v Tonga) where both teams do it at the same time.

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=eJuoP_4Ubp8
  7. Subscriber Crowley
    Not Aleister
    06 Feb '08 10:25 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by blade68
    Those rugby boys really show the football lads up don't they?

    ... and they're not wearing helmets and padding like their American cousins!
    Football (soccer) players are sissies, we all know that.

    Let's not start up the whole rugby vs. American football argument again.
    American football is a different game, with tackles coming in from all angles and therefore the protective gear is absolutely necessary.
    Remember, most hits and tackles in football are not allowed in rugby, because it would be classed dangerous.
  8. 06 Feb '08 11:08
    Originally posted by Crowley
    Football (soccer) players are sissies, we all know that.

    Let's not start up the whole rugby vs. American football argument again.
    American football is a different game, with tackles coming in from all angles and therefore the protective gear is absolutely necessary.
    Remember, most hits and tackles in football are not allowed in rugby, because it would be classed dangerous.
    We'll beg to differ on that issue!

  9. 06 Feb '08 11:34
    Originally posted by Crowley
    Remember, most hits and tackles in football are not allowed in rugby, because it would be classed dangerous.
    I noticed a few hits in that video that aren't supposed to be allowed in rugby either!
  10. Subscriber Crowley
    Not Aleister
    06 Feb '08 12:50
    Originally posted by mtthw
    I noticed a few hits in that video that aren't supposed to be allowed in rugby either!
    Heh, sure, but in American football you don't get penalised and possibly sent off for them...