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Why Isn't Rugby Bigger in Nigeria?

I don't understand why this sport isn't bigger in Nigeria despite the potential. I guess that goes to everything about Nigeria, all potential.

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Rugby is for egg chasers

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'cos we are football crazy!!!

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football (soccer) rulez.

in my own opinion american sports (except basketball) are silly.

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I posted this a while ago. I'm kinda surprised i got a response.

Well, to answer your question, Seun, either one. Its played in some of the 'white' universities in the states, but its mainly popular in britain and the commonwealth. It isnt a pro sport out here. I guess i dont understadnd how a nation with that big a population isnt more present in an international sport like rugby. Its as easy and cheap to play as football, and we have th physical might to be a force. Rugby is being considered for an olypic sport, and its big in many of the countries of the commonwealth. If anyone here is a fan of american pro football, you can appreciate something in rugby

I played a lot of sports in the US after I left nigeria, but thinking back I remember that Nigerians didnt really play a lot of sports outside of football.

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For those of us who don't know what obong is talking about:

"Rugby league is a team sport, played by teams of 13 players per side (usually plus 4 substitutes). The aim is to carry an oval ball up the field towards the opponents in-goal area.  Grounding the ball down behind this line scores a try, the main aim of the game.  Points may also be scored by kicking the ball between the prongs of a H-shaped set of posts located on the goal line.  The opposing team attempt to prevent scoring by tackling the player with the ball.  In addition to running with the ball, players may pass it backwards to a team-mate, or kick it in any direction they choose."

"Rugby union is a team sport that was (according to legend) developed from the rules used to play football at Rugby School in England. Two teams, each of 15 players have the task of outscoring the opposing team. Players clutch a prolate spheroid ball (see picture left) in their hands or arms, and may pass it backwards or laterally across the pitch, or kick it in any direction. The opposing players attempt to halt the ball-carrier by tackling him or her with their arms and bodies. When tackled, the ball carrier must release the ball, at which time a contest for possession of the ball commences (either a ruck or a maul)."

Obong, since Rugby football may refer to either Rugby league or Rugby union, I'd like to ask you to tell us which one you're referring to and why you think it should be popular in Nigeria.

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In how many countries in the world is Rugby considered big anyhow?

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where did u grow up obong?

rugby!?!? it will never be big in nigeria and i pray so.

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Because it is tripe! A gutter game if I ever saw one!

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