It's interesting that American Football and Rugby are so similar yet so far apart in so many ways.
To us in Europe American Football is a dis-jointed affair played by big guys who need more padding than Joan Cillons, lots of make-up (those funny stripes they paint on to look hard- ooh scary!) and no real fitness level due to the constant breaks to allow TV advertising to ruin the whole game. When I say "us in Europe" I mean me and should not really make a sweeping statement like that:)
To us in Europe Rugby Union (and League) is played by super fit guys who need no real protection and who can get battered, clattered, punched and run constantly for 80 minutes with only a short break in the middle. The team work involved is immense and it stirs real emotion to see players protecting their team mates at all costs.
So, would an American Footbal team beat a Rugby team at Rugby? Absolutely not, never, it's just not possible.
So, would an American Football team beat a Rugby team at American Football? I'm guessing here but I would say it's not likely once the rugby players have spent 5 minutes (maybe 6:)) reading up on the rules and making up a basic stratedgy.
I think it happened once but I can't remember the results- sadly I suspect the Football boys beat the Rugby boys at American Football and the Rugby guys won at Rugby.
Any thoughts on this?