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Old 07-30-2009, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Black Hammock Island
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From the Jacksonville Dish (from the Jacksonville Magazine) ...

"Bleed 'em and weep

If you've ever wondered who would win in a match-up between football and rugby league players, don't miss the Half and Half Challenge on August 1 when the Jacksonville Knights take on the Jacksonville Axemen. Both teams play football for the first half, then take off the pads and helmets and play rugby league for the second.

To make matters worse for the Knights, the Axemen just finished their season undefeated. Ouch."

Jacksonville Knights
Jacksonville Axemen

Game will be played at UNF's Hodges Stadium at 5pm.
Tickets start at just $5, and kids under 12 get in free.
Football vs Rugby Flyer Page (http://www.jaxaxe.com/FootballvsRugbyFlyerPage/tabid/199/Default.aspx - broken link)
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Old 07-30-2009, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Is there Rugby Union in JAX? League isn't my cup of tea although I do respect it.
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Old 07-31-2009, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Black Hammock Island
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I love rugby and understand the game (tho you'll never find me in a scrum that's for sure). However, I'm clueless about "union" and "league" - what's the difference between the two?
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Old 07-31-2009, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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league is 13 people, no ruck, uncontested scrums, no lineouts.
union is what you usually see on TV being played between 15 people on each side.
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Old 07-31-2009, 07:43 PM
 
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Comparison of rugby league and rugby union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-01-2009, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Black Hammock Island
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Thanks for that link! I was a "rugger hugger" so the game I know is union. Um ... wonder what I'll think about league play? Sounds more, um, less rough-n-tumble than what I'm used to.
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Old 08-01-2009, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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the tumble isn't there, but in league you can leave your feet to tackle, so there are some hits.
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