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Footby Rugball

AKA Sogger
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The game starts with two teams of eleven men and a round ball on a rubgy pitch. The whistle blows for kick-off and a 160 piece brass band launches into a rousing rendition of Three Lions while the two teams start playing the beautiful game. The rules are identical to association football in every way.

As soon as the band has played the last note of Three Lions, an actuator inside the ball pushes two plastic rods (cushioned on the ends) against either side of the ball, deforming it into an elliptical shape. From that moment, rugby union rules apply. Without a pause the ball is plucked from the ground and each team fields four more men and the band launches in to Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.

The great havoc of rucks and mauls then continues until the music stops, whereupon the ball reverts to its initial shape, the rules revert to soccer and the band reverts to a suitable football anthem.

This alternating pattern of games continues for 85 minutes, 42m 30s each way. For the purposes of accounting, one goal equals 5 points.

wagster, Oct 22 2007

The American take on sport combinations http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slamball
I think they really hit the mark with the trampolines. See if you can include some of them as well. [hidden truths, Oct 22 2007]

Prior art? http://www.youtube....watch?v=zSxmFFMCCdY
funny? [4whom, Oct 22 2007]

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       What do the goalposts look like? - Is there a net?   

       Do we have an 18 yard box and penalty spot?   

       How do we deal with the discrepancy of there being 15 men in a rugby (union) team?
Jinbish, Oct 22 2007
  

       //...and each team fields four more men...//

The pitch ought to have a moat around it and basketball hoops on the goalposts to enable brief interludes of water polo and basketball between the rugby and football sections.
hippo, Oct 22 2007
  

       Ah. Yes. I read that but my brain missed it. Sorry.
What about the four people that have to come off? Same four players or any selection?
  

       If this sport is adopted by other nations, can they use different music, as well as being able to soundly beat the Three Lions/Swing Low team?
Jinbish, Oct 22 2007
  

       Put some fast cars in the game, call it F1 Footby Rugball, and you can lose all three in one weekend.
4whom, Oct 22 2007
  

       Can we English watch this with a continued sense of undeserved achievement?
theleopard, Oct 22 2007
  

       I like. Can't quite make it in all the sports we invented, so let's make up a whole new clutch of games. It worked for the Americans.
egbert, Oct 22 2007
  

       I like. Make up a whole new clutch of games that we can exceed at. It worked for the Americans.
egbert, Oct 22 2007
  

       The goals look like rugby posts, but there's a net hung from a lower, footy-height crossbar. There is an eighteen yard box *and* a penalty spot. No expense spared.   

       The same four players come on as went off. You can make two proper substitutions.   

       You can use any music you like, it's the same principle as musical chairs really.
wagster, Oct 22 2007
  

       ha, pick-n-mix [egbert] annotations.
po, Oct 22 2007
  

       Heh! Didn't succeed with his first anno so he made up another one.

So nearly a good idea, wagster, but you had to put one of those irritating bands in didn't you!
DrBob, Oct 22 2007
  

       Oh, I see your using the US version of "Sogger" rather than the more correct Grand British "Rugter".   

       I prefer Australian Footby Rugball League (Enterprise edition) - It's more like what Rugter used to be. {Blows whistle and points NNW - 4.67 points}
Dub, Oct 28 2007
  
      
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