comment t1_do6ptxe re: TIL the last team to win gold in rugby in the Olympics was the USA, which taught a bunch of All-American Football players how to play it during the boat ride to the games.
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{ posted: Tuesday, 10 October, 2017 at 4:27pm // views: 77 // words: 84 }

I agree–seems like it used to be that you might have a team of smaller guys that could run and pass circles around a side made up of bigger guys, but the bigger guys could plow through the smaller guys (which is, incidentally more or less what happened when the US faced France in the 1924 olympics). Different trade-offs to give each match-up its own unique dynamic. Now you can hardly even tell the props from the scrum-half. Everyone's just jacked.

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