Me: Fuck yourself Union is basically the father of league, withou it there would be no league.
Dipshit: But league came 1st.
Union is a far more technical game with scrums... yes real scrums where the ball is put down the middle were both teams can get at it and the massive physical contact and the skill such as borin come in to play. positions such as prop and hooker carnt be played by any one as if an untrained person would play the position that person would undoubtable brake his neck
The reason being that average weight per forward is about 17 stone and there are 8 forwards so x together = 136 stone... and thats one side of the scrum now add both sides this ='s 272 stone..... and all that pressure on 6 guys necks.
Another element of union that league does not have is line outs. where both teams forwards oppose each other to gain the ball. again there are technical skills which league players do not have such as lifting, or throwing the ball accuratly in to the line.
Now the 'league lot' say there is far too much kicking in union but the fact is in union u know that u will get the ball back so players will try risky moves to attempt to score a try(5points). In league the players are so terrified to try somthing new and exciting, they just run at each other and once they are tackled they wriggle around on the floor and hope the ref will see them and take pitty and give them 6 more precious tackles.Where as in union if a player is tackled the team must fight to retain possesion and a ruck or maul is formedand then play resumes.
The game of league the players are physically fit but only because they are constantle running away from the ball. In union the physical contact is so much higher than in league and the only reason there is more violence in league is that it is played by scum who only play the sport to bully other ppl(if you desire to injure some 1 go out and pick a fight... oh yes u allready do!)
Another difference in the two games is the passion, such as in the six nations in rugby union where the best players represent there country and fight for victory also the heiniken cup these specticals make for fantastic viewing.
there are also 7's and 10's games which are alot similar to league in the way you try and retain the ball by not going in to contact.
In conclusion i would like to say that union is better than league. i have played both union amd league and find leage a game for girls that complain if they are held on the ground for more than a second.
A common myth is that Union players kick too much.
Several players have made a switch to union, realising themselves that its the better version.
However for people who prefer a fair advantage of gaining possession of the ball there is rugby union. Union (despite what a rugby league player will tell you) is a more aggressive, more full contact game. Both teams fight for the ball to gain the advantage. The key word "advantage". It is a constant battle to gain ground. There is no six tackle count. The teams actually have to work to gain possession of the ball, no handover. Union player will use rucks, mauls, scrums and lineouts to achieve this. Where as in league the forwards are usually ex convicts or expert pub brawlers, made to do one thing and thats to run straight at the opposing team with their head down, union makes use of its forward pack to gain ground. The forwards do a hell of a lot more work in a game of rugby union. Whereas league is burst play, they run, they rest, they interchange.
Not many countries play league professionally. Not many countries like the simplicity of it. But people with a low IQ have to exist in society as well, so i am for both codes.