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Great rugby opportunity for local schools

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I just noticed this in the news, fab opportunity for the young ones. Rugby has come a long way since the 70's, for sure. :)

If your child is interested, Douglas juniors is a friendly & fun club (the parents are friendly & welcoming too) my youngest plays there and loves it. Training is on Saturdays at 12:30.

http://douglasrufciom.rfu.club/information/douglas-minis-junior-rugby

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My youngest plays football and rugby, he is skilled, dextrous & not in the least bit fat. Rugby is an excellent game, have you ever seen any? Douglas have a big game on Saturday, come on down it'll be good rugby to watch.

I was trying to do the puzzled face emote but it just keeps crying so, crying face it is.

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2 hours ago, the stinking enigma said:

Rugby is a decent enough game for kids if they lack the skills or dexterity to play football. Or if they are a bit fat. 

You played rugby then...

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It has been said that football is a gentleman's game played by ruffians and rugby is a ruffians game played by  gentlemen , not sure about that but I do remember when football was played by men, penalties were awarded and not won and it was considered unacceptable to  try and con the ref to get a member of the other team sent off . :D

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6 hours ago, the stinking enigma said:

 if they lack the skills or dexterity to play football.

Its a shame one of the skills that footballers are not taught is how not to fall over if anybody even slightly touches them or sometimes even when somebody comes near them. If they did not fall over so often England footballers might develop the skill of kicking the ball into a net from 10 yards away to win a penalty shoot out.

I am all for any initiative which gets kids out, active and playing sport but generally I prefer it not to be football. Not because I dislike the game but the example set by the professional game with players, diving, cheating, screaming at the ref, arguing with decisions, writhing around pretending to be hurt sets a terrible example to kids. Actually it is not just the professional game but I will see the same petulant behaviour if I watch a local game in the IoM.

 

 

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Rugby for some kids is great...it's like legalised bullying, they can break other kids ribs,arms and teeth and stuff and avoid detention, maybe even winning a school cup instead.

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Thanks for keeping the thread alive n'all but could you try and be a little more positive? Albert, you're as old as me (at least) you're harking back to the olden days Rugby is far more disciplined these days, the players wear protective head gear and everything :)

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8 hours ago, thebees said:

Thanks for keeping the thread alive n'all but could you try and be a little more positive? Albert, you're as old as me (at least) you're harking back to the olden days Rugby is far more disciplined these days, the players wear protective head gear and everything :)

Isn't that called American Foolball?

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