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J. K. Rowling Adds Rugby Entry to "Goblet of Fire" on Pottermore

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Mel
February 23, 2014, 08:45 PM

J. K. Rowling has added new content, regarding the wizarding world's appreciation of rugby, to the "Goblet of Fire" on Pottermore:

The extensive entry reveals the history behind the worldwide wizarding appreciation of the Scottish rugby team, as well as the magical community’s general derision of Muggle sports like cricket:

                “Unfortunately, cricket found little favour with wizardkind.  As the chief sports writer in the Daily Prophet wrote in 1902: ‘a Beater who is unable to fly defends three sticks instead of a hoop, while a Snitch without wings is thrown at the sticks. That’s it. Sometimes for several days’. Rugby held more appeal. Wizards could not help but admire the strength and courage of Muggles prepared to engage in a sport so brutal, without recourse to Disapparating out of the way, or access to Skele-Gro to repair broken bones. It must be admitted that there was an edge of sadism to some wizards’ enjoyment.”

You can read more here.

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3 Comments

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More Content??? This will make me get back on Pottermore!!!!

Posted by sessionka oom4 CW on February 24, 2014, 01:40 PM report to moderator
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80418 Points

Did not see that coming…

Posted by Won_Two on February 25, 2014, 01:21 PM report to moderator
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442 Points

The story of Angus is very interesting… It could make its own book, really. Love the new info!

Posted by Mad But Happy on February 26, 2014, 01:33 PM report to moderator
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