Rugby X: new five-a-side indoor format



  • What
    The
    Fuck



  • @Bones By playing touch rugby, young players can learn most of the non-contact rugby skills they need, before they continue with full-contact rugby. I don't get why we would need another format. Unless it's another way to get more 💰 💰 💰



  • Bro, the natural progression of this has already happened

    Ladies and Gentleman, i give you Rugby XX - 1 a side AKA The Run It Straight Challenge

    It's fast, it's entertaining, it takes 3 seconds, and best of all anyone can do it. The motherfucking future



  • @mariner4life Fuck that, it's league (note label at the bottom, and no-arms in most of the 'tackles')



  • Maybe not a bad game to play ... but I think the sevens market seems over saturated already, and this doesn't appear to be overly different to it.

    @Stargazer said in Rugby X: new five-a-side indoor format:

    The story apparently comes from the Times, so we don't know whether New Zealand has been left out on purpose, or whether we really won't have a team participating in this tournament. The question is, do we really need or want a new format like this?

    Sensitive much?



  • @MajorRage it's already played, just it's typically on a beach, not a court (and it's farking brutal).



  • @Bones said in Rugby X: new five-a-side indoor format:

    @MajorRage it's already played, just it's typically on a beach, not a court (and it's farking brutal).

    Yeah, I've seen it in Hong Kong before on the beach. You'd certainly need to be fit.



  • @MajorRage last time I played it out best player was a prop (he was 1.9m and 130kg). Next best was a couple of those small nuggety opensides you seem to find at most clubs in NZ that are just hard as fuck. It's really easy to put on a "smashed em bro" on sand, not so easy to step...



  • Good - every clown can go play/ support this abomination and leave the adults to rugby.

    From the Daily Mail:

    Former England and Fiji sevens coach Ben Ryan has been helping to develop the format.

    Well colour me surprised. If there's a stench of stupid ideas, he's near by. I don't know why this fluffybunny is feted - it's not like he coached Spain to win a gold medal ffs.



  • @antipodean said in Rugby X: new five-a-side indoor format:

    Good - every clown can go play/ support this abomination and leave the adults to rugby.

    From the Daily Mail:

    Former England and Fiji sevens coach Ben Ryan has been helping to develop the format.

    Well colour me surprised. If there's a stench of stupid ideas, he's near by. I don't know why this fluffybunny is feted - it's not like he coached Spain to win a gold medal ffs.

    Bit harsh. I'd recommend reading his book about what a sh*tshow Fiji rugby was when he arrived and how he turned it round to them winning in Rio. Its a fantastic read, and he comes across as a genuinely good bloke.



  • Nothing confirmed on the World Rugby website, yet.



  • HAHAHA World Rugby has lost the plot why is this format needed to replace Sevens ??? I know lets have One on One Rugby that would work FFS



  • @Chris Dude, have you even read the article? This is not going to replace sevens at all. It's a new indoor version of rugby, so totally different. I'm not a fan of indoor sports, but I can imagine it will attract players and spectators.



  • so now we have 5s, 7s, 10s, (13s, sorta) , 15s, and 23 & 28 man matchday squads. Looking at that we should drop 10s, make 9s and 11s to make it tidier.



  • @Stargazer I read it that's why I commented on it. Stand by what I said Why would you even contemplate this Stupid idea Fukin stupid This will start and die in the arse.



  • This idea rates right up there with other Great ideas cricket Spitting.Ferrett Legging,Mountain unicycling (Actually that maybe a great idea)and extreme ironing.



  • I'll pass judgment after I've actually seen a few games. As I said, I'm not really a fan of indoor sports, but I can imagine that this might be a good option for people in areas that are - climatologically - not suitable or attractive for outdoor sports. It won't compete with real rugby, whether it's sevens, tens or XVs. It may compete with futsal, netball, volleyball etc.



  • They should flag the 5 a side and create an international indoor bull rush tournament. Teams of 10 going at it. You get a point for each player that makes it to the other end. They could do squads of 15 but no injury replacements during the game. Any game ending in a tie will be decided with game of force back. Would be epic.



  • Is Ben Ryan rugby's biggest flog?



  • @Stargazer When will Ben Ryan fuck off? He's like a malignant tumor on rugby.


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