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The One with All the Rugby 

Chandler bumps into Janice, and finds her more irritating than ever. Meanwhile, Ross attempts to learn how to play rugby to impress Emily, and Monica obsesses over a switch.



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Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
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Chandler goes to get his nails done with Rachel and they bump into Janice at the nail studio. Janice is divorced and Chandler goes out with her even though he finds her very annoying. Emily's English friends invite Ross to play rugby with them and Ross says yes to impress Emily. Chandler can't break up with Janice so he tells her he is being transferred to Yemen the following day. Unfortunately, Janice helps Chandler pack and goes to the airport with him. Chandler has to buy a ticket to Yemen. Ross is playing rugby and he isn't tough enough for the game but enjoys himself despite his injuries once he is able to hurt the other players as well. Chandler actually leaves for Yemen. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance


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26 February 1998 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Last episode to be directed by 'James Burrows'. See more »


When Ross is playing Rugby with Emily's friends, one of them yells for Ross to get into the scrum, while Ross is standing out of it while the others are in it. The rules of Rugby dictate that all players that are involved in the scrum (including Ross) must be present at the start of it. Because Ross wasn't present at the start of the scrum, they would have to start it again, rather than them call him midway through the scrum. See more »


Dr. Ross Geller: [Watching Rugby on TV] I don't know what the big deal is? I'm man enough to play this sport.
Joey Tribbiani: Dude, you're not even man enough to order the channel that carries the sport.
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One of the best.
30 October 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This episode follows 3 Stories. Chandler- trying to get rid of Janice. This is one of chandlers best episodes in the series. Its super funny the issues that arise when he tries to break up with her. Ross- rugby. Ross tries to prove he's tough by playing rugby. Absolutely hilarious. Monica- trying to figure out the light switch. This one I was less fond of. I get that she's obsessive, but aside from something joey does, its not that funny in this episode. This storyline is the only reason I didn't give the episode a 10. The other 3 characters just supported the 3 main stories and were very funny. Overall One of the best episodes barring the Monica story. 9/10.

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