They tried to improve the game, stop the boring kicking for territory, by introducing the league version. Unfortunately this is still crap as they still hoof it down the field, but wait for the 6th tackle.
If kicking the ball was banned, rugby might just be a half decent game.
I'll give rugby its due though. It's nowhere near as bad as hockey where the greatest 'skill' appears to be to whack the ball against a defender's legs in order to get penalty corners.
Huge ice hockey fan ... used to have season tickets at Sheffield Steelers upto disappearing onto the boat.
All the aggression and competitiveness is between the players not the fans.
Jane and I used to go to away games following the rugby (Titans) and hockey (Steelers) and always enjoyed good friendly banter with fans of opposing teams ... and a pint because as 'grown ups' we were allowed to drink at the games too.
A pity all sports are not so.
But I do understand some people don't like rugby, and that's fine ... just a strange thread to visit to say so.