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Lindsey Albaugh
2/8 Discussion
Fri Feb 8, 2013 10:50am
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The topic I chose for this research project is rugby. I chose this because not a lot of people know about the sport including myself. I just started playing last semester. The only sport I have actually played was softball. When I went to the beginning meeting they said you donít need to know anything we will teach you everything you need to know. So far they have, and every day Iím still learning. I love the sport already. Where Iím from when people hear rugby they automatically think of football. If you are quickly trying to describe it you could compare it to football but it is different in so many aspects. I want to learn more about the history of the game. Rugby is a very unique sport and the way the game is played is awesome. I have a few questions of the origins of rugby and all the teams that made rugby so popular today. I would like to explain the game, which would improve my knowledge as well. Learning this sport is not too difficult, what is difficult is playing the game well and safe. Rugby isnít as popular here as it is in other areas of the world but if you find the right people they can tell you everything. It would be cool to be able to be one of those people. I would love to know the game as well as others. I want to really focus on how it came about. The rules are so different from any other sport. There are so many unique words and sayings associated with rugby that I would like to learn more about as well. I want to know who just sat down one day started playing rugby. Who thought of tri lines? How did a scrum down get created? Who thought of a line out? Who thought of a ruck or a maul? Rugby is such a diverse sport and I think it would be awesome to know as much as possible about it. This research paper will be very beneficial in accomplishing that.

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