Yeah,,,,you go ahead and slide tackle me a few times then we'll suit up in those "poofter pads" we'll line up 10 yards away from each other then you stand there and I'll give you a concussion through that helmet, break you jaw, rattle your teeth out of your head, give you whiplash and crack your ribs.
Rugby -a tough game. Soccer- isn't. I've played all 3. Rugby and Soccer don't have the constant high speed collision of Football. In football you use EVERY part of your body-especially your balls.
Me and a million psycho kids who grew up in the 70's wanted to BE either Jack Lambert or Eviel Knieval.