Surely the most macho of sports.
Both the popular football codes in Australia are rougher than American football, and both are played without padding and helmets. Well, sometimes rugby players wear light shoulder padding, but it is not standard equipment.
Actually, I am a rugby fan, myself. AUssie Rules is a bit of a pretty boys' sport, while rugby is a true team sport in which tactics are strangely similar to trench warfare. Oh, and they play for more than ten seconds at a time, too. What is up with American football? A ten-second play, a three-hour chat witht he boys, an eight-second play, a five-hour chat with the boys...
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