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7 mistakes in The One With All The Rugby

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The One With All The Rugby - S4-E15

Factual error: Rugby starts with a kickoff and not with a scrum, only the forwards on the team participate in the scrum not the whole team, and there is no scrum half to retrieve the ball from the scrum. The scrum took far too long. There is no structure to the scrum like there should be (props, locks, flankers etc). He doesn't seem to have a team and for some reason everyone just jumps on him, there is no line with one team and another it just seems like a free for all which is nothing like rugby, rugby halves are ended when the ball goes out of play which does not happen here - he just decides to end it for no real reason. Several fouls are committed in the ruck such as coming in from the sides, diving off their feet and holding onto the ball which aren't being penalised. You're not allowed to kick people or harm them intentionally in rugby, there are no cups in rugby but there are mouth guards, which no one is wearing.

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The One With All The Rugby - S4-E15

Visible crew/equipment: When Phoebe walks into the apartment while Ross and Joey are watching rugby on TV, the boom mic and a bit of the overhead studio lighting can be seen right before she sits down, and the boom mic can be seen again when Joey stands up after Chandler walks in with Janice.

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The One With All The Rugby - S4-E15

Continuity mistake: When Rachel is talking to Joey about flushing the toilet, her hands go from counter to bottle top to counter with no time between camera cuts.

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The One With All The Rugby - S4-E15

Factual error: Before Ross goes out to play the second half of the rugby game, Emily gives him some tips on how to hurt the other guys. She singles out one of the guys, saying he doesn't wear a cup. These guys are all English players who love rugby. Rugby players would NEVER wear a cup for rugby is more of a grinding sport than hit and miss. These guys would be crazy to wear a cup.

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The One With All The Rugby - S4-E15

Continuity mistake: During the rugby game, when Ross tells Phoebe and Joey that he thinks he's dying there are two hairsticks in Phoebe's bun in the shots facing her, but there's only one hairstick in her bun in the shots facing Ross.

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The One With All The Rugby - S4-E15

Continuity mistake: When Rachel comes home and excitedly tells Monica that she felt Joshua's pulse, there are two handbags hanging from Rachel's shoulder which vanish between shots, but then they reappear on her shoulder.

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The One With All The Rugby - S4-E15

Other mistake: When Ross first goes out to play rugby and goes into the scrum, just after Emily talks to the rest of the players, he jumps into the middle of the scrum where the ball should be. Instead, in the next shot, the rugby ball is to the far left of the shot, not in the actual scrum.

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