What can I say, I love rugby. This American boy from New York’s Harlem has become smitten with the sport that turns our football on its head. Rugby makes all other sports look feminine, its a sport for men and women who are brave enough to get knocked back and have their character tested like nothing else could. Football has a offensive side and a defensive side in Rugby however, their is simply a team that has one of two goals get the ball into the goal zone or stop the other team. Sure there are differences and similarities of the two games but in the end Rugby will always win out.
This brings me to my point, the Six Nations tournament taking place now in the U.K., Scotland, and parts of Ireland. As in the name its comprised of six teams each representing their nation. This tournament has brought me nothing but joy. America is slowly accepting into their homes and in the mud stains uniforms of the players who play this true sport for the ages. My hope is to one day be able to play this sport, while not on a national level but in a league where there are others who share my passion. This American Boy may have grown up a Packers fan in the days of Favre and Rodgers but there is always space in my heart for anything rugby it seems.