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  • The Ten Commandments of Rugby

    Courtesy of the RNRURS newsletter:

    1. Thou shalt not hesitate at the breakdown, but be mighty to get thy rightful ball; for though it is written that the meek shall inherit the Earth; this was truly a poor translation. The meek shall be trampled into the dirt is more to the point.

    2. Thou shalt not speak profanely of the whistler, nor question the purity of his birth, even though he be blind to transgressions by devils on the other team at the ruck and maul and whistles them not.

    3. Thou shalt not strike an opponent with a clenched fist, yea, even in retaliation; for it is written that the Whistler and the Flag Waver shall assuredly miss the cowardly first punch, only to see the avenging second. Believeth that what goes around shall surely cometh and verily evil men will be found at the bottom of rucks.

    4. Thou should not kiss thy teammate on the mouth when he scores; for such is an abomination unto God, especially kisses with tongues, unless you play football with the round white ball and thus it is expected.

    5. Thou shalt not take the word of the coach in vain, for blessed is the Word of the Coach. Instead, wonder at his mighty integrity and sticketh to His Game Plan, lest the Coach acquaint you with his disciples coaching in the lower grades.

    6. Thou shalt not chip or kick to touch if thou be a prop or wear any number below that of 7; for this is an abomination unto the Coach, and surely you will be His at training perhaps ever lasting.

    7. Thou shalt not run across the field with ball in hand, but runneth straight ahead up field; for it is written that the touchline is the best defender.

    8. Thou shalt not kick the ball to thine enemies unless it bounceth; for the spirit of the bounce of the ball may cause confusion unto them and if thy heart be pure, make it bounceth back unto you.

    9. Thou shalt not pass the ball to a teammate about to smashed by the mighty enemy, unless he owes you money, or has rodgered someone dear to your heart, in which case all is forgiven.

    10. Thou shalt not vomit on thy teammates after the game, for this is unmanly and they could do it unto you.
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