karlboss said:Folks reading this forum are mostly cyclists, and odds on posses a body type that doesn't lend itself to football codes. However Rugby Union players and League players would definitely last and excel if they swapped codes, physical abilities are similar.
As for a specific example...Ben Roethlisberger...I think he has a pretty ring
The physical abilities are not similar...rugby players don't average 240-300 lbs. They are not running 4.4 40 times either. I have watch both sports and while I most definitely respect rugby...and how tough those players are...they are not in the same category as NFL players. Just imagine a stacked 290 lb man running at you full speed (4.8 40 time) with the intent to take your head off.
TFF put some great pictures up...and there are more...hell I'd add Bob Sanders...Albert Haynesworth...Shawn Merriman...each one of which wants to demolish the guy in front of him.