Two weeks ago, Scotland took on Fiji in a Rugby League World Cup match in which the Scots pulled out a surprising 18-16 victory, their first ever in that tournament. But that’s not why you’re here.
You’re here to watch large men with no necks throw haymakers at each other’s heads. In pussy-ass America, these guys would get suspended for half a season or more. In hockey, they’d spin around in circles while holding onto each other before going to the penalty box for five minutes. In rugby, the referees talk it over, then politely — but firmly! — tell the team captains to get control of their teams. Seriously, no more warnings, they mean it. No more punching. Well, unless it’s really important.