I don't follow rugby because Saffas are cloned to do that and not because it was the Blue Chip sport at School. I far preferred the "boring" game of cricket. Which is even more clever than rugby, anybody whose built like Bakkies, Eben and Os can automatically play it...it actually needs so little skill and the skill it needs you can put in a match box.
Yet we love it. Sport is simple...it's about physical with a bit of knowledge. That's why cricket edges rugby in intelligence. Grid Iron in USA does not require intellect or intelligence, just blundering muscle, a comparison between Sonny Liston (Grid Iron) and rugby Union (Cassius Clay, aka Mohammed Ali).
Aussie Rules is an abortion, my son in Adelaide likes it. Hurling in Ireland also similar but my ancestors loved it. Does not do anything for me. But it's a lot better than what they do in Bogan land.
Funny enough I've gone off cricket, they don't have the edge what they used to be.
But rugby is a different game today, still enjoyable but nothing of the greats of old.