We all know that rugby is the greatest sport in the World but here are ten quantifiable reasons as to why Rugby Union is the greatest sport on the planet!

1 – The Fans

In how many other intensely confrontational sports can you mingle with opposition fans and be able to share some great banter?

rugby fans

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2 – Respect

In what other walk of life could a 5′ nothing referee lecture a 120kg hulk and receive complete obedience?

3 – The Hits

Rugby players are often on the receiving end of some huge hits and yet are still able to share a pint with their opposite number in the bar afterwards

rugby-bar

4 – Physicality

Despite the huge hits and bone-crunching tackles rugby players find no need for excessive padding or ubiquitous body armour.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oIS0hHRTv0

5 – The Flair

Whilst some players revel in the physicality of rugby, others are able to side-step, off-load and breeze through defences seemingly at will

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-ktli3qJ4U

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6 – It’s an All-Inclusive Sport

How many other sports are there that would have the capacity to allow a man of this physique to become one of the best players in the World?

Castro

7 – The Camaraderie

No matter what’s happened on the pitch, when a player goes down every other player will be right there to help them back to their feet.

player injured

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8 – The Passion

Both the fans and players are so unbelievably passionate about their sport and are fiercely loyal to their national shirts!

rugby crying

9 – The Haka

How many other sports can put on such an incredible show before the main even has even kicker off?

all-blacks-haka

 

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10 – Moments Like These

There are so many unique moments in rugby involving both fans and players that it is impossible to settle on just one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNEKxdW_J5I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoU3AN-gdeA

Let us know why you think rugby is the greatest sport on earth!

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