Hello guys \
This is so off topic sorry
I know alot of british and irish folks read this news group so I'm
hoping there will be someone who knows of this game it's old middle
ages .(this is research for a fiction book)) I just wondered if any
one has plaed it at a renisance fair lately. I need to get an idea
how the game works and some of the rules. I'm havign a dificult time
locating this sort of stuf on line.
Thanks so much
again sorry it's off topic
Never heard of it; I think someone may be pulling your leg. Sheep
have short thin legs, the legs couldn't support the weight of a rider
and the rider couldn't keep his own feet off the ground.
Possibly you may be mixed up with Afghanistan, where polo is or was a
played the usual way on horseback, with a sheep or goats head for a
well i don't think it infolves riding sheep lol
i think the sheep is the ball of sorts not a real sheep just a wool
bag stuffed with rags or somthing saldust what ever to look like a
sheep i found the mention on a sort of dead site and here are the
sole posts mentioning sheep rugby
Steve Smith wrote:
Here in the good city of Eoforwick we have played this wonderful game
for two generations... the original sheep "Murphy" and his offspring
"Also Murphy". ;)
The rules for playing on foot as we see it:
Establish two poles a goodly jog apart - each team claims one (colored
Place sheep in middle in circle
Scrum for sheep
Run toward oponent's pole
Oponent try to grab sheep and run it round the other way
This discription to me seemeds incomplete what is the goal and are
their spacific rules?
how many aside for teams and does any thing go?
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