Does snow suffer Rugby in Australia?

Discussion in 'International Test Matches' started by alexrugby, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. alexrugby

    alexrugby Guest

    More two hundred yers Australia "was waiting for snow"
    And THERE IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    and how does it influence play there in your country? interesting fact
     
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  3. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

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    You're right! Snow does suffer rugby in Australia...

    :mellow:
     
  4. alexrugby

    alexrugby Guest

    Bad !!!!
    I have mistakenly created the second thread about this theme :D I hope that's all right
    Sorry for that as Australia is one of the pace making core of world's rugby
    we are familiar with this situation here in Georgia some reasons contribute:
    1 here we leave among Caucasus mountains :D
    2 we have quite severe winter :D
    3 and are engaged in SnowRugby especially when playin' against Russia in Krasnoyarsk and they want to win :D

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    also SnowRugby is making first steps as a separate branch of rugby in Georgia
    Yeah we love rugby in Georgia :cheers:
     
  5. Haj

    Haj Guest

    Dude i gotta ask........do smoke crack?
     
  6. Charles

    Charles Guest

    Do you look sane when trying to speak an other language ? :bleh!:
     
  7. abbaskip_e

    abbaskip_e Guest

    Hehe, well Australia is known for it's horrible snow filled winters I guess..?
     
  8. Ruff

    Ruff Guest

    Ozzies cant play in snow
     
  9. BLR

    BLR Guest

    And you know this from all the heaps of previous games played in snow right?
     
  10. Thingimubob

    Thingimubob Guest

    If somewhere like Cardiff barely gets any snow at all these days, can't see Australia getting ANY snow! I doubt the Wallebies would ever play in snow anyway because most modern stadiums have either got under pitch heaters (Murrayfield is one that comes to mind, think a few GP Clubs have them as well - Wasps had to cancel a game against Sale because they forgot to turn it on, and the ground had frosted over) or occasionally a roof (like the Millennium Stadium) so it's not as if they'd get much of a chance to experience playing in snow. Ok, if they toured somewhere like Canada they'd probably have snow somewhere, but they usually sweep the pitches clear pre-game anyway (or in the Saracens case, use a hovercraft :p )

    Never had teh chance to play in snow before, what's it like playing in it up in the Caucasus?
     
  11. Haysie

    Haysie Guest

    Lol actually it snows sometimes in Brumbies country, the ACT. I think in the early 2000's there was a final of sorts played in light snow.
     
  12. alexrugby

    alexrugby Guest

    Well well well, as I see from the posts above Australia's rugby did not suffer much from snow

    Nice to hear that

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  13. <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (LeksoRugby @ Sep 25 2008, 07:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Considering it hasn't snowed anywhere where rugby is played in Australia (cept for the Mount Kosciuszko RUFC, they won last years ARC) I dont think rugby in Australia will, ah, "suffer"

    P.S read between the lines
     
  14. alexrugby

    alexrugby Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (MLegg @ Sep 25 2008, 02:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Considering it hasn't snowed anywhere where rugby is played in Australia (cept for the Mount Kosciuszko RUFC, they won last years ARC) I dont think rugby in Australia will, ah, "suffer"

    P.S read between the lines
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    Pretty good to hear that, what I saw on TV after this post sounds good, but anyway it was in past
     
  15. bates

    bates Guest

    As far as I know the coldest temperature is around 15 degrees, which is very cold for the OZ but still too hot for snow. :D
     
  16. melon

    melon Guest

    Ahhh MLegg, we had 4 days of pretty decent ground cover here in Orange. Apart from the Snow country down south, us and Oberon get more snow than anywhere else in Aus.

    Snow stings when you hit it! Terrible stuff.
     
  17. <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (melon @ Sep 25 2008, 10:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Caught a few barra tonight, especially Lesko. Mount Kosciuszko RUFC, dont exist afaik (I made it up), and even if they did they didn't play in the ARC last year. :p
     
  18. alexrugby

    alexrugby Guest

    Caught a few barra tonight, especially Lesko. Mount Kosciuszko RUFC, dont exist afaik (I made it up), and even if they did they didn't play in the ARC last year. :p
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    I don't understand what MLegg says but one thing I know, people from Australia say snow suffered rugby much

    Anyway Ausses keep warming up their rugby.
     
  19. Fushitsusha

    Fushitsusha Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (LeksoRugby @ Sep 25 2008, 02:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    To sum up, it doesn't snow anywhere in Australia where rugby is played. For the most part, Australia's climate is far too warm for snow.

    In a rare occurrence there was light snow when the Raiders played a match in Canberra around 5 years ago.
     
  20. alexrugby

    alexrugby Guest

    Thank you Fushitsusha for summing up and declaring everything with ease.
     
  21. Snow definitely affects the game in Canada and it is one of the reasons why rugby has been hindered in development in this country. This is because due to weather and the size of the country club seasons differ from region to region. Realistically in some places rugby can only be played for 4 or 5 months of the year. This isn't really due to the snow because I have played plenty of rugby in snow and sleet before. It is mostly due to the extreme drop in temperature. You try playing rugby in the middle of january when its
    -30c with a windchill of -45 to -50 and you will find its impossible. My high school team ebcause of climate was forced to train indoors for 2 and 1/2 months and only got 2 weeks on the pitch before our first game because of the weather.
     
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