Monday, March 22, 2010

On a rugby field

On a rugby field, each side has the same number of players (regardless of how important the country).  Each side gets to choose its own captain (the other team doesn't get a say) & teams change ends at half time to give each team fair use of the prevailing conditions.

On a rugby field, referees and linesmen are strictly neutral and take swift action to ensure that the rules of the game are observed (e.g. penalizing players who are off-side); minor misdemeanours are penalized & deliberate acts of violence result in the sending off and possibly suspension of the guilty party.

On a rugby field last week, Georgia beat Russia 38 - 8 to win the European Nations' Cup.

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