Erm... Do 15 other guys in the office tackle you everyday?
Do you run into walls everyday?
Can't really compare rugby with a normal day job.
But I do agree. They get paid big bucks to do this. And I believe the players are partly to blame for the amount of rugby they play just to get extra bucks.
How many times do you see rugby players completely spent at the end of a season but when the Barbarians wave a check in front of them for an exhibition match they are quick to oblige. The Barbarians games haven't been about the spirit and honour of the game for a very long time now.
Look I am not saying its not physical, but come on I play rugby myself after work every monday, tuesday and thursday practise and game day is saterday. Not saying we are the springboks but our games are pretty brutal, see I live in a small town and we play in a platteland league so all the boertjies play and I've seen some huge blokes. Our season also starts feb and end september. I dont get paid I do it for the love of the game, but i do that and work and dont complain there is too much rugby