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So many sports terms, so little time

Editor: Having played rugby with Banff in 1988 and 1992, I like to follow the team’s progress each season, mostly through your newspaper. Back in “my day,” newspaper reports were scarce, these days a weekly report is usual and eagerly appreciated.
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Editor:  Having played rugby with Banff in 1988 and 1992, I like to follow the team’s progress each season, mostly through your newspaper.

Back in “my day,” newspaper reports were scarce, these days a weekly report is usual and eagerly appreciated.

However, this is rugby, not a hybrid of NFL/CFL. Rugby has different names for areas on the field (there is no try zone/end zone), and we use different terminology for plays, we knock-on instead of fumbling, we run into touch (not out of bounds) and we kick penalties and convert tries.

My hope is that the reporter covering the Banff Bears RUFC would take some time to understand the basics of the game they are covering and not resort to using American/Canadian Football-isms.

Peter Fordham,

Canmore