Rugby vs. Football

Football is a popular American sport that was adapted from rugby. Rugby was made in Rugby, England at Rugby College and is based on soccer. They are both very similar; in football, the offense, or the team with control of the ball, attempts to advance the ball down the field by running or passing the ball while the opposing team aims to stop their advance and tries to take control of the ball.  In rugby the main goal is to run the ball into the opponent’s in-goal (the rugby equivalent of the endzone) and touch any part of it on the ground, scoring a try. In rugby, you must pass the ball back, but you can kick the ball forwards, unlike in football where you throw the ball forwards.

Rugby and football both have many positive effects. For example, in both sports, you get a good workout, and you’re taught how to work well as a team. One thing that could make rugby better for some is that you always have a chance to get the ball. In rugby, you play more than one position, and everyone also tackles; it is not just a few people’s jobs but rather whoever is closer. There are a couple of downsides to this: one is that it might be easier to get injured. In rugby, you are not given any protection other than a mouthguard while in football you have a helmet and lots of padding.

Many consider rugby to be a harder sport than football, but that all depends on how you look at it. In rugby, you continuously have to play both sides of the ball and get fewer breaks. However, because you stop so much in football you may be able to play harder making some of the hits you take harder. In the end, they are both sports that are tough to play and require lots of hard work and dedication. 

In my experience of playing rugby, I have learned a lot for example how to better work with a team and how to better communicate. The more you play with your team, the more you become like a family. Some of the best times with my team were not the moments spent on the field but rather the moments spent off. Football and rugby are both great sports anyone should look into.

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