“In America we have laws”, says Jonathan Moxon at the beginning of “Varsity Blues”. Better known as “Mox”, he continues: “Laws against killing. Laws against stealing.
“In West Canaan, Texas, there is another society, with its own laws.”
Football, he informs us, “is a way of life.”
It’s kind of the same with rugby. The sport itself has its own law book – not that anyone understands it – and there is everything that goes along with the sport itself; certain etiquette that most people abide by and governs any thoughts, feelings or interactions you have regarding players, coaches, referees and fellow or opposition supporters.