Ahh yeah I forgot about shin pads. And those things are solid, so why do they go down so easily?
I wish Rugby has more money. Theres no doubt it beats American Football in the "toughness" element, but the glamous in AF is what makes it as appealing. You make an amazing and spectacular tackle in AF and you're probably getting endorsment deals by the next day, but in Rugby the shits forgotten about by tommorow.