Rugby: 10 Games Played in Outrageous Conditions

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Rugby: 10 Games Played in Outrageous Conditions
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Rugby is a game played in all conditions—rain, hail or shine, to use the common phrase. 

Games are rarely delayed due to things such as the weather, while a postponement of a top-level game is almost unheard of.

But that's exactly what happened this weekend, as the Stade De France ground—where France were supposed to meet Ireland for their Six Nations encounter—was deemed too dangerous to play on.

Such an occurrence is very rare, and may even be a first for a test match. Certainly there have been games played in just as bad, if not worse conditions. There has been snow, hurricanes, floods and even darkness, but none have stopped the rugby being played. 

This list looks at 10 of these games, each famous in its own right and in most cases more so for the conditions in which they were played than the events of the games themselves.

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