What does /sp/ think of rugby, where I live (south west Britain) it is by car the most popular sport, you'd struggle to find a man/boy who has never played it.
I hear it is also becoming more popular in America, is this true?
It's a popular college sport but it's a club sport. You have club rugby teams at colleges that play other schools and then everybody parties with each other later that night
It'll never surpass or even compete with ammerican football because they're too similar, but it's a niche sport here
Its not true, Americans feel the same about Rugby as they do about Soccer. Its just a more boring version of sports we already have.
Instead of rugby our suburban rich whites will play Ice Hockey or Lacrosse.
Instead of rugby, our low class niggs/rednecks will play Football.
However Ice Hockey is seeing real growth as the American national team improves. I'd say its one of the fastest growing programs that is getting overlooked because its "too white."
Its a real middle class sport and that is the problem in the Netherlands because our middle class sport is field hockey. Despite all of this people really enjoyed the world cup and membership has gone up a bit but I don't know if itll ever be big in the Netherlands. Maybe if we get a team or two in a bigger league like Germany.
there are regular rugby threads here on /sp/
I think it's becoming more and more popular over here, despite obviously still being obviously of niche sport. We're pretty good in sevens though, which attracts attention
Me and a lot of my friends actually started following rugby since 2007, when we had our only appearance in the world cup
are you really so stupid you think that TV ratings determine if people are playing a sport or not?
Lacrosse isn't even televised usually, fuck off you dipshit. The reality is the American born professional hockey prospect ratio is on a steady rise.
It has nothing to do with mexicans watching soccer on tv. Mexicans arent even athletic lel.
sevens is a trash game.
Full side union or nothing at all.
It's pretty big at the college level and growing in the local club level.
It's seen as too dangerous though for it to ever really get big or us as a nation to get good because we won't really let kids play.
What does /sp/ think of rugby league, where I live (Northern England) it is by car the most popular sport, you'd struggle to find a man/boy who has never played it.
I hear one of its best players is becoming the best NFLer in America, is this true?
>It can definitely challenge Basketball
>ywn do a haka with your bros under the rain after winning a match
It's fairly popular in this corner of Canada, mostly because every high school has a program (not many have football teams)
I never played myself. Wanted to, basically every joins in their first year, but long story I ended up not.
The culture around it though I can't get into. A bunch of burly guys getting absurdly drunk and doing homoerotic shit...