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Rugby league is still kicking

Original post made on Nov 15, 2012

In an effort to increase the visibility of the sport he loves so much, the co-founder of the locally based American Youth Rugby Union has declared this week -- Nov. 11 through Nov. 18 -- to be the inaugural "Rugby Week."

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, November 15, 2012, 1:10 PM

Comments (7)

Posted by David M, a resident of Monta Loma
on Nov 15, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Rugby Union is a different game than Rugby League, so the headline and references in the story are incorrect. The headline should be "Rugby union is still kicking."

Nearly any rugby being played in the US is likely to be union rather than league.

Posted by rob, a resident of another community
on Nov 15, 2012 at 2:43 pm

League is the faster tougher code, google State of Origin Rugby League to see the hardest "Rugby" Matches on the Planet. League produces the better, more skillful athletes. Union is ok but a bit too stop start and is a slower game with the ball in play for less time and too much kicking.

Posted by @ schools, a resident of Waverly Park
on Nov 15, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Would have been nice if we had known that it would cost the kids $1 to participate at the schools. I would have told my child to bring a dollar. He was disappointed that he could not participate after we read about it the other day.

Posted by M, a resident of another community
on Nov 15, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Rugby Union is the sport for bankers, rich boys, and idiots. Play a proper game for real people. Play League.

Posted by Paul Lynch, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Nov 15, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Dear @ schools - the school events this week were all free.

Please bring your child along to the Open Day on Sunday at Huff Elementary School between 2 and 4 pm .......its free too!!

Kind Regards

Posted by Kathleen Hal, a resident of Sylvan Park
on Nov 16, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Re: Comments on league vs union.
I could be wrong but it seems obvious that the headline was referring to 'league' as it is used to describe an association of teams or clubs (ie Little League). This 'league' is not for 'bankers or rich boys', it is promoting rugby to local youth (getting them outdoors, learning about teamwork, getting them offline for a few hours). Whether it is Union or League, who cares? Enough with the nitpicking and snarky comments and show some support. I am sure volunteers with rugby experience would be welcomed.

PS How about being brave enough to use your real name on a post?

Posted by Paul Lynch , a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Nov 19, 2012 at 9:11 pm

We had a great turn out yesterday for the second and last Open Day before the season begins next Sunday 25th. Thank you to all the parents who turned out to experience the fun that the game of Rugby can provide when it is properly coached by a responsible youth sports organization.

M - the American Youth Rugby Union is definitely not for bankers, rich boys or idiots. Our registration fees are similar to AYSO and we offer numerous scholarships.

Rugby Union is one of the fastest growing sports in the US and is now part of the Olympic movement - with a bit of luck and the support of the community we may produce a gold medal winner right here in Mountain View!

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