Ireland are your 2014 Six Nations Champions, capping their campaign with a dramatic win against France to clinch the title on the final weekend. As is traditional, the final round included all six teams playing in back-to-back-to-back matches. Brit’s Pub in downtown Minneapolis showed all three, beginning at 7:30 in the morning.
My brother Dave is not a fan of rugby, but he does enjoy activities that consist of watching sports and drinking beer, so he agreed to come with me to watch the final day of matches. We skipped the early-morning beatdown that England put on Italy, but we did see Wales wax Scotland and Ireland’s victory.
Here now, I present the rules of rugby, as interpreted by Dave, who has watched about three rugby matches in his life.
- You can kick it but I am not sure why you would
- You get to keep the ball when you are tackled, except sometimes not?
- Wild dives across the pile are illegal and strongly encouraged
- Field goals are everyone’s favorite
- The ref awards penalties but nobody ever knows why
I’d like to thank Dave for stopping by.