PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
Love this video every time I see it
"Winter is coming" - Urban Meyer
That would be awesome! They wear the same number as well
Good call Alpo! I didn't even notice that
very fast. I'm not up on my rugby... who is the player and when/what is that video from?
I know nothing about rugby but from what I have found he is Carlin Isles out of Massillon Ohio(Jackson HS) and was a track star at Ashland.
Honestly imagine if the best US football players played Rugby. GAME OVER
I know a few rugby fans who will never admit it, but the athleticism of most football players would wreak havoc in the game of rugby.
Having played Rugby for TOSU, I would somewhat agree. In Rugby you are constantly moving you have to be in great shape (more like basketball than football). I will say that the sport is quite a bit different from a tackling standpoint (the goal is not to blow somebody up). The goal is to tackle a play to gain control of the ball and allow your team to form behind you thus putting your team "on side". When I started playing rugby (coming from a football background) this was the biggest adjustment I had to make. When a player is tackled, they must release the ball thus allowing you to go on offense. Ideally you want to form a "Ruck or Scrum" (much like a line of scrimmage in football) and push the other team off the ball. As I am typing this I realize I could go on for hours .. so i will wrap up soon. Nate Ebner played both Rugby and football for TOSU. He was on heck of a Rugby player and is now in the NFL. I believe another poster on here mention the Massilon / Canton area .. I believe they have programs for High school kids .. not sure if they still do. Last interesting fact (on that Coach Tress would like) punting (or a free kick) is actually considered an offensive move in Rugby!
But there are some freakish athletes that play Rugby word wide and speed is usually not too hard to find.
"No matter where you go, there you are." B. Banzai
I agree its different, but there are certain things that are easier to teach than others. Tackling and how the game is played is easier to teach than athleticism and size. It is the same argument for why the US soccer team isn't as good as other countries because the best athletes of the country generally play other sports. I was more imagining having Adrian Peterson, or Chris Johnson out on the field. Well just a thought.
You will somewhat get your wish when Mo C takes the pitch soon. Granted he is not as fast Peterson or Johnson, but he is in great shape right now. As far as I can tell, the biggest problem he will have is stamina. Much like soccer, you are constantly moving up and down the field with very few breaks in the action. I can tell you I would not look forward to tackling him!
I agree. Can't wait to see him for many reasons including this, and to see his turnaround since he left tOSU. I wouldn't as well, and I hope I'm able to watch some of either his highlights or a game.
I know his ultimate goal is to make the Olympic team for 2016 and if he does, you will get that wish as well! Very much looking forward to seeing Rugby back in the Olympic games. Interestingly enough, the US has won the last two Olympic gold medals ... granted they were in 1920 and 1924.
I live in Scal and my bro coaches 18&U rugby here. And I can tell you that if the Islanders didn't detest american football so much, they would wreak havoc in it. I've never seen their combination of size and sheer speed anywhere else at any level.
That was sick! One of my favorite sports traditions is the Haka performed by the New Zealand All Blacks. Story and awesome videos here
Imagine RDS leading something like this before every game.
LOL......The team in the green uniforms look absolutely scared witless........
Battles are sometimes won by generals; wars are nearly always won by sergeants and privates. Football is no different, the guys down in the trenches win the games, not the coach.
Then I'm sure you'd enjoy this little kid version of the Haka:
The kid in the middle seems like he should be a relative of the guy with no shirt on in the first video. Both seem more than just a little bit wild......
Wonder what the dude has been times at? Freakin fast as hell lol
I saw on Wikipedia he ran a 10.58 100m as a senior in HS. Wasn't Dontre's 100m in that area as well? Isles Scout Profile has him running 4.28 40
...Isles runs a 10.24 100m now (2012) though
Dude is fast and he has a pretty good stiff-arm too.
I'm sorry but this is why I am on the bandwagon of getting rid of helmets in football. You can still have a very exciting game and still tackle. Helmets are just a weapon that is not necessary in sport anymore. those athletes are just as big and just as fast as football players. Of course I don't know what concussion or injuries are like in pro rugby. I don't think its like it is in football.
Kid is fast! I am very surprised that US team was always behind. Either they suck on defense or they don't have a decent kicker.
Help me a bit, what is the points for a try? why does he have to have the ball touch the ground and why would he continue running to get behind the goalpost? is it more points? I am not very knowledgable on the scoring of rugby but I have enjoyed watching some college games. Saw OSU beat the crap out of Louisville!
I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!
The concussions probably aren't as bad, but at the same time also aren't well diagnosed.
I heard one time there was a player who was having killer headaches even while not playing the game. Turns out he had another players tooth stuck in his head. So all in all there are different injuries.
Not so good on my scoring for rugby but can answer the other questions. He needs to touch the ground because that's the way you score and the actual reason for a "touchdown". He goes behind because the "extra-point" play is kicked from the spot at which he touched the ball down. So, if he touches it down on the end line, they must kick from there between the posts, but if he touches it down in the middle its a straight shot.
that makes sense. Also makes sense why a really good rugby kicker is necessary and why a team with fast players doesn't always dominate.
I've always liked rugby but never got into the sport so still am fuzzy about some of the rules. Still fun to watch live!
I'm with you. My dad played so I got some of the rules from him, but not great on all of it. I know the extra point try is kicked from the field of play, but I don't know if they get to choose where in the field of play it is, or whether it is a designated distance, i.e. 20 yards.
Squirrel Master ... To answer your question a Try is generally worth 4 points (depending on the rules being played by) and a conversion (the kick after the try) is worth 2. A player can also drop kick from anywhere on the field and if it goes thru the posts it is worth 3 points. Chicago is correct on the placement of the ball following a try ... It is generally a good idea to attempt to center the ball if you can with out being tackled before you touch it to the ground. If you are tackled in what would be considered the endzone, no points are scored and one of several options may happen ... Really too much to go into. But in terms of concussions, I had one in three years of playing ... and truth be told, I dipped my head and did not tackle properly. The concussions are not nearly what they are in football. Interestingly enough, most folks can really boot a rugby ball. I have hit drop kicks of over 50 yards in the shoe.
Hope some of these boys we got go out for Buckeye track...
Went to high school with Carlin Isles, didn't really know him, but man could he run. Pity the rest of football team was terrible lol.
Thoroughly enjoyable viewing.
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