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Rugby vs Football

RUGBY VS FOOTY The antics of footballers in recent years has come into question, with behaviour like diving, racism and poor attitudes on show in high profile matches. This lack of respect and sportsmanship has left many fans disenchanted with football, Rugby has often preached to football about the need to respect officials and for fair play, but in recent times rugby has had it's own share of ups and downs. There are a lot of cultural and background differences between the two sports and the below information looks at some of the key differences. It could be said that the root causes of these distinctions are the disparities in deeply ingrained attitudes from both fans, players and managers alike." Spectators TOTAL NUMBER OF REMIERSHIP SPECTAT EACH SPORT IN THE UK (2011/12) 1,697,177 13,148,465 TTTITTTT TTTTTTTT This data also supports the general notion that football is seen as the sport for the masses, and rugby is perceived as the sport for middle class society.) Rugby Football 20 TEAMS Split between 25 teams Split between £75.45m INTOTAL £1.6 20 teams averages averages 12 TEAMS billion spent in total £54m £3.018 million a £80 million a 13 TEAMS year spent on player wages per club on average year spent on player wages per club on average a year £21.4m (2010/11) UNION LEAGUE PREMIERSHIP (2) (3) UNDERVALUED? đVERBAId TTTTTPTTTT NINE out of TEN football supporters apparently think players are overpaid and should either take a pay cut or a wage freeze. (4) (5) WAYNEROONEY'S DAILY SALARY EZ6,000 MEDIANSALARY THEUK'S GROSS ANNUAL (6) ROONEY'S YEARLY EARNINGS ALSO EQUATE TO5PREMIERSHIP RUGBY LEAGUE TEAMS SALARIES COMBINED JUSTIFIED?.. SURELY NOT THE AVERAGE HEIGHT THE AVERAGE HEIGHT AND WEIGHT OF A AND WEIGHT OF A RUGBY PLAYER IS FOOTBALL PLAYER IS 190.23CM, 181.96CM, AND AND 95.7 KG. 73.5KG Both sets of players may put in similar levels of effort on the field. Off the field, Rugby players spend up to TWICE as long training in comparison to footballers. () 3.04 AVERAGE FOOTBALL POINTS/ RUGBY WHAT'S MORE 38.24 GOALS PER GAME ENTERTAINING? (14) (15) The Injury Room 69 RESPECTFORREFEREES RUGBY PLAYERS AND MANAGERS HAVE THE UPMOST RESPECT FOR REFEREES Rugby averages injuries every 1000 hours RUGBY TEAMS HAVE TO CONCEDE 1O METERS OF OPPOSITION IF THEY ARGUE WITH A REFEREES DECISON compared to 35.3 in football, YET FOOTBALLERS FEIGN INJURY SO OFTEN, THEY ARE SEEN TO BY PHYSIOS FOOTBALLERS HAVE VERY LITTLE RESPECT FOR REFEREES THE AVERAGE PRMIERSHIP REFEREE GETS QUESTIONED PER MATCH ON DECISIONS EVERY 4.7MINS times more (11) (12) A MANS GAME A LAME GAME WAYNE SHELFORD, THE FORMER ALL BLACKS NO8, HAD HIS SCROTUM RIPPED OPEN BY FRANCE AND PLAYED ON VS DIDA, THE AC MILAN GOALKEEPER, GOT FLICKED ON THE CHEEK BY A FAN AND WAS CARRIED OFF THE PITCH MAN UNITED DEFENDER NEMANJA VIDIC ONCE QUOTED "THEY CHALLENGE, THEY HURT EACH OTHER, THEY EVEN FIGHT BUT HOW MANY DO YOU SEE ROLLING ON THE PITCH? THIS IS RESPECT. THAT IS WHAT F0OTBALL SHOULD BE LIKE." www.Canterbury.com (1) http://www.emfootball.co.uk/attend.html (2) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/rugbyunion/ (3) http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/may/31/deloitte-premier-league-survey-wages (1) http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/blog/2011/jan/25/wayne-rooney-fans-turnstiles (2) http://www.rugbyworld.com/news/blogs/the-great-rugby-versus-football-debate/ (4) http://www.menshealth.co.uk/fitness/sports-training/rugby-vs-football-112003 (5) http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/johnbeattie/2010/04/whats_better_rugby_or_football.html (7) http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/blog/2011/jan/26/european-football-survey (8) http://www.planetrugby.com/ (9) http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/rugby1.htm (10) http://thefootballproject.net/2011/11/18/things-football-could-learn-from-other-sports-respect-for-officials/ (11) http://www.thefa.com/RESPECT (12) http://bleacherreport.com/articles/378305-footballs-respect-for-referees-campaign-not-going-anywhere (14) http://www.theasfl.com/asfl2/Fantasy_Games/Premier_League_Pickem/Stats/teamaverages.php?year=1112 (15) http://www.rugbydata.com/records wages

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There are a lot of cultural and background differences between the two sports and the below information looks at some of the key differences. It could be said that the root causes of these distinction...

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