• Where does Flanker Play?

    Where does a Flanker play in 12 a side Rugby?
    Where does a Flanker play in 12 a side Rugby?
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why is the Rugby union better than the Rugby league?

    Best answer: In my opinion Union is a better game than League because of the constant competition for the ball, because the restarts (line out, scrum etc) have infinite variety and possession is contested, because the scoring systems adds to the strategic management of a match, because possession is key but defence wins... show more
    Best answer: In my opinion Union is a better game than League because of the constant competition for the ball, because the restarts (line out, scrum etc) have infinite variety and possession is contested, because the scoring systems adds to the strategic management of a match, because possession is key but defence wins matches. Scrums, proper scrums with pushing and hooking.
    Actually there's lots of reasons why I believe Union is a better game than league and I honestly believe that for a league fan all the reasons I've listed are exactly why they'd consider league to be the better game.
    Whilst they both have rugby in their names they are increasingly different sports and there is plenty to enjoy in both of them - to be honest I'd rather sit and have a pint with a league fan than a football fan. At least we'd be able to agree on plenty of common ground.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is Ireland missing a duck?

    Best answer: Yes the duck from my local pond is missing we are very worried.
    Best answer: Yes the duck from my local pond is missing we are very worried.
    7 answers · 1 month ago
  • Is American football and rugby the same?

    Best answer: No
    Best answer: No
    5 answers · 3 months ago
  • Why do some vegetarians go to McDonalds?

    6 answers · 3 months ago
  • Now that North America knows what real football is should plastic rugby men in tights be called fruitball?

    Best answer: What kind of dressing would you like on your word salad today, sir?
    Best answer: What kind of dressing would you like on your word salad today, sir?
    5 answers · 3 months ago
  • How to help your wife when she's sick ?

    Best answer: Be productive. She is sick, not you.
    Best answer: Be productive. She is sick, not you.
    7 answers · 5 months ago
  • Who is the best rugby player all time?

    4 answers · 5 months ago
  • What's the entertainment value in Rugby? All I see is men running around cuddling each other in a field, with funny shaped ball's!?

    Best answer: They have nice bums!
    Best answer: They have nice bums!
    5 answers · 5 months ago
  • My sports teacher said I would make a great flanker in Rugby League...should I go for it?

    Best answer: they don't have flankers in the R/League
    Best answer: they don't have flankers in the R/League
    4 answers · 5 months ago
  • In rugby can you score a drope goal from a kick off?

    Best answer: No -- drop goals have to be scored from "general play" (IRB Law 9.A.1) which means you can't do it from a restart. It also has to go through at least one phase of play before being taken from free kick or a scrum in lieu of a free kick. Edit: John -- neither Law 3 (which deals with the players... show more
    Best answer: No -- drop goals have to be scored from "general play" (IRB Law 9.A.1) which means you can't do it from a restart. It also has to go through at least one phase of play before being taken from free kick or a scrum in lieu of a free kick.

    Edit: John -- neither Law 3 (which deals with the players eligible for play) -- nor Law 13 which deals with restarts says anything about allowing a drop goal from a restart.
    4 answers · 6 months ago
  • How come Rugby players dont wear any kind of protection?

    Best answer: A question which just demonstrates ignorance about the American game. The nature of the downs-for-distance system which that sport uses leads to far more violent contact than in rugby. An inch or two can mean the difference between keeping or losing the ball in the American game, which means defenders use their... show more
    Best answer: A question which just demonstrates ignorance about the American game. The nature of the downs-for-distance system which that sport uses leads to far more violent contact than in rugby. An inch or two can mean the difference between keeping or losing the ball in the American game, which means defenders use their bodies as projectiles to stop the runner's forward momentum. Totally unlike the system of tackling used by rugby, where your aim is to poach the ball after the tackle rather than just stop the runner cold.

    The American game became so dangerous in its early form, that in a single year (1905) 19 college players were killed on the field. The number who were "merely" crippled numbered in the dozens. Most of the deaths were caused by skull fractures, so at that point the helmets became manditory. Rugby has (thank goodness) never had to deal with that sort of situation

    Unfortunately the helmets only do so much good. Retired NFL players have a horrific incidence of early-on set dementia and other concussion-related conditions. They also tend to die quite young, often in their fifties. The NFL is currently facing a major law suit launched by a number of retired players on exactly that point.

    Edit: no Larry. It's not like League. League gives you six downs to score. Inches mean nothing on a 100 metre pitch. American football gives you four downs to move the ball ten yards. If you are six inches short after the third down you (generally) punt the ball away or attempt a field goal.

    Or put it another way. Have you ever seen field officials on a League pitch bring on a set of chains to measure the position of the ball? It happens in American football quite frequently..
    4 answers · 6 months ago
  • Risks/threats and opportunities of expanding Super Rugby in North America?

    Best answer: The competition is already completely bloated (Australia is going to cull one of their franchises) and goes on seemingly forever. When it was a 10/12/14 team comp it was much better. With that being said, North America is a market that World Rugby would dearly love to get into. In all honesty, league is ahead... show more
    Best answer: The competition is already completely bloated (Australia is going to cull one of their franchises) and goes on seemingly forever. When it was a 10/12/14 team comp it was much better.

    With that being said, North America is a market that World Rugby would dearly love to get into.

    In all honesty, league is ahead for once. The Toronto Wolfpack are in England's third tier and through 7 matches haven't lost (they could end up being promoted in their first year) and the team is definitely getting some interest here in Toronto (CBC Sports has signed on to stream all of their games and they have a TV deal with another entity). Plus, Canada and the USA will host the 2025 Rugby League World Cup (union should have chosen to play the 2023 RWC in North America but didn't). So it's entirely possible that North America will host the 2025 RLWC, and possibly soccer's FIFA World Cup (along with Mexico) the following year.

    "If" you brought Super Rugby to North America, where does the team play? Keep in mind that Pro Rugby went under after one year (US-based comp). Is it a "North America" combined US/Canada team, or do you have two franchises playing?

    If you play during the spring you're up against baseball and the conclusion of the NBA and NHL seasons (too much going on).
    4 answers · 6 months ago
  • Who will win Rugby World Cup 2019?

    17 answers · 7 months ago
  • Is Yahoo Answers glitching a lot recently?

    23 answers · 8 months ago
  • My husband had a long term affair..he was caught.,.?

    Best answer: He's only sorry because he was caught. had he not been caught, he would continue to do it for as long as he can get away with it, and fake everything as if nothing was going on. He's kissing up to you probably because he fears the judgment and publicity of this getting out and ruining his reputation, not... show more
    Best answer: He's only sorry because he was caught. had he not been caught, he would continue to do it for as long as he can get away with it, and fake everything as if nothing was going on.

    He's kissing up to you probably because he fears the judgment and publicity of this getting out and ruining his reputation, not to mention the messy processes of separation or divorce.

    I'm sorry to say this, but I would never trust him again. He knew the affair was wrong to the marriage and unfair to you, but he did it anyway. Cheaters are not to be trusted. You deserve better. you were faithful to him, but he wasn't to you. You deserve a man that will be faithful always.
    7 answers · 8 months ago
  • Eddie Jones and the rise of the England rugby team.?

    Best answer: No
    England have won 17 in a row because they have not played the Allblacks for 2 years but they are a very good team and I think they will make up the bulk of this years lions & it should be a great series.
    Best answer: No
    England have won 17 in a row because they have not played the Allblacks for 2 years but they are a very good team and I think they will make up the bulk of this years lions & it should be a great series.
    7 answers · 8 months ago
  • What do you think of the Italian tactics in the 6 Nations game against England?

    Best answer: It reminded me of what you'd see in a game of rugby league. If the Poms did this they'd hail it as genius; because a second-tier nation does it somehow it's a disgrace.
    Best answer: It reminded me of what you'd see in a game of rugby league. If the Poms did this they'd hail it as genius; because a second-tier nation does it somehow it's a disgrace.
    5 answers · 8 months ago