When I lived in Washington DC the Washington Rugby Club hung out at Micky’s Bar two doors down from my apartment. It did not take me long to discover the joys of rugby. The game was intense to watch or play (I played summer sevens one year). MOre important were the post games drinking binges. Nothing like a little liquor to dull the pain of a good game. Even thought were was a great deal of contact during the parties, no other sport allows for as much on the field contact.