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CoMoChief 07-26-2014 10:55 AM

Could NFL players hold their own in a game of Rugby?
 
If you got a bunch of NFL badasses and taught them how to play Rugby do you think they could pick the game up quickly and do you think they'd eventually become dominant against other current competition? I know you have to be made of steel and tough as nails to play the sport and it's ridiculously physically demanding etc.

Or do you think they'd get roughed up too much since they're no pads etc...

Thoughts?

blaise 07-26-2014 10:57 AM

They could if they were paid enough money.

TribalElder 07-26-2014 11:09 AM

Their vaginas would break

cdcox 07-26-2014 11:12 AM

The best rugby player in the world is 5'-10" weighs 195 lbs and makes less than $1M per year.

morphius 07-26-2014 11:23 AM

I'm sure a lot of players played no pad football with buddies growing up. You get Adrian Peterson and Charles out there and do you think a rugby player would be able to stop them?

beach tribe 07-26-2014 11:25 AM

NFL players would embarrass the shit out of rugby players.....at their own game.

beach tribe 07-26-2014 11:27 AM

Do you know what Dontari Poe would do on a Rugby field?

LoneWolf 07-26-2014 11:37 AM

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Originally Posted by beach tribe (Post 10768324)
Do you know what Dontari Poe would do on a Rugby field?

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-King- 07-26-2014 11:39 AM

Rugby players would leave the field in ambulances if they played NFL players .
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Bowser 07-26-2014 11:40 AM

Patrick Willis would go all HULK SMASH on a rugby field

DrRyan 07-26-2014 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by -King- (Post 10768344)
Rugby players would leave the field in ambulances if they played NFL players .
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I think top tier rugby players are being drastically undersold in this thread. Has anyone ever watched the All Blacks play live? When I lived down under I went to a couple All Blacks/Wallabies games. I had a similar view point as stated in this thread before watching the best in the world live.

Could NFL players dominate at rugby? Absolutely. Would they pick it up and be destroying teams/players that have done it their whole life quickly? No chance.

SAUTO 07-26-2014 11:50 AM

I think it would be closer than some
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-King- 07-26-2014 11:50 AM

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Originally Posted by DrRyan (Post 10768361)
I think top tier rugby players are being drastically undersold in this thread. Has anyone ever watched the All Blacks play live? When I lived down under I went to a couple All Blacks/Wallabies games. I had a similar view point as stated in this thread before watching the best in the world live.

Could NFL players dominate at rugby? Absolutely. Would they pick it up and be destroying teams/players that have done it their whole life quickly? No chance.

I think we're assuming the NFL players get time to learn the game and train for a while before playing.
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Fishpicker 07-26-2014 11:54 AM

I think the average NFL special team would destroy in a game of rugby. Think about how many drills a return team does just for lateral passes. they would maul rugby players just with blocking. forget about catching the KO returner when he gets the ball. Rugby players have never seen foot speed like that.

Halfcan 07-26-2014 11:54 AM

Jumpin' Kangaroo's - love watching me some good ol' Rugby mate!


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