Games with wonderful names such as Manhunt, Murder Ball
and Slam kept youngsters entertained and fit at the same time.
Ignoring the fact that rugby surely began with Cnapan - the Welsh game of medieval murder ball
that involved a pig's bladder and entire villages knocking each other senseless for days on end - they went for the William Webb Ellis version of the origins of the game.
Because of her lasting injuries, that's wheelchair rugby, but she's one of just four women in the UK to play the tough game - it's even known in the United States as murder ball
Kids of yesteryear used to get their regular exercise from playing exciting and physically demanding outdoor games with wonderful names like Manhunt, Murder Ball
Nearly 30 years ago, the crazy Canucks created an indoor sport called Murder Ball
. The rest is history.
It involved some incredibly close matches, particularly in the startling and exciting wheelchair rugby (or murder ball
It used to be called murder ball
when the Canadians invented it a couple of decades ago and the impact of two 15-stone athletes colliding into each other at high speed is considerable .
This week's final episode will reveal whether the carrots or the sticks won the motivation contest,and viewers will also see the sticks get their revenge on their cheating opponents in a violent game of murder ball
,in which they gain over their rivals what Duncan calls a ``moral victory''.