The rugby is a collective fight sport. Pierre de Coubertin asserted in the Athletic Sports that the young man who plays rugby is better prepared than the other one for the match of the life. It is less the nature of the game that its symbolic investment. The rugby is perceived by the specialists of the sports marketing as the practice proposing specific values where get involved commitment, interbreeding and courage. It has an addictive nature compared to other sports, turning to the blueprint of fighting sports.
Obviously, the rugby knew a more limited distribution than football which became the most universal sport of this end of century, but this collective practice of fight presents specificities in the geopolitical competition of sports.
“This is the value of miscegenation as it is a sport that, before the others, has mixed the north and south through the third half-time with a concept of shared emotion”. "In football, you get rid of the ball while in rugby it scores a try. It is neither the philosophy nor the same symbolic images. We pass the ball or it takes her in his arms and together we go to trial. The inventors of rugby gave him moral strength that protects the aesthetics of the game.” Said Jacques Seguela.
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I. The origins of the rugby
II. Diffusion of rugby through the Anglo Saxon world
III. The developments of rugby