Embarrassing Rugby Score
Rugby is a full-contact sport that originated at the Rugby School in Rugby, England. It is a very important sport in both New Zealand and Australia and has become a part of both countries’ cultural identity. In Australia, there are both Rugby Union teams (15 players) and Sevens teams (7 players per team). Women’s Rugby is just as popular as Men’s and all ages are encouraged to play. 5 teams from Australia compete in Super Rugby, which is a tournament played by teams from Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
The National Rugby League in Australia is a professional league that consists of sixteen teams, fifteen from eastern Australia and one from New Zealand. A recent game played in the NRL resulted in one of the most embarrassing scores in the league in 66 years. The Sydney Roosters scored nine tries against the Parramatta Eels that resulted in a score of 50-0. News.com.au says the major score difference was due to a mixture of excellence from the Roosters and lack of it from the Eels.
Sports are an important part of any culture. It serves as a way for people to bond over their shared teams and it also instills a sense of national pride. In international competitions, the best and worst of each country is portrayed by their fans and players. Sports offer up friendly competition between nations, regions, and cities, but it also allows friendships to form because they all have the one sport in common.
Are sports an important part of American culture? Does it shape us as a society? Would a devastating loss like this effect an American fanbase? Do you think sports are an important part of culture?