Rugby in America? 5 Reasons It Won't Work in the U.S.

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Rugby in America? 5 Reasons It Won't Work in the U.S.
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I recently had the pleasure of attending my first rugby match while in Manchester, England. I watched the hometown Sale Sharks man-handle a visiting El Salvadorean team 97-11 (that's not a typo).

It was a fascinating experience and a must-do for any sports enthusiast. But if the sport is so popular in England and many other parts of the world, why can't it take off in the U.S.?

The truth is that the sports culture in the UK and elsewhere is very different from American sports culture. It's not just that we have different standards for what can be considered as popular sports entertainment. We have different expectations too.

So as much as I enjoyed watching rugby, I know that it will never be big in the U.S. Here are five reasons why.

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