Friends (1994–2004)
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The One with All the Rugby 

Chandler runs into Janice, and finds her more irritating than ever and creates an elaborate plan to break up with her, meanwhile, Ross attempts to learn how to play rugby to impress Emily and Monica obsesses over a electric lighting switch.


James Burrows


David Crane (created by), Marta Kauffman (created by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Jennifer Aniston ... Rachel Green
Courteney Cox ... Monica Geller
Lisa Kudrow ... Phoebe Buffay
Matt LeBlanc ... Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Matthew Perry ... Chandler Bing
David Schwimmer ... Dr. Ross Geller
Helen Baxendale ... Emily Waltham
Maggie Wheeler ... Janice
Mark McCullough Thomas ... Liam
Adamo Palladino ... Devon
Robin McDonald ... Ticket Counter Attendant


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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Release Date:

26 February 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The One with All the Rugby See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


During the rugby game the number of chopsticks in Phoebe's hair changes between one and two. See more »


Joey Tribbiani: [of Janice] So you bring her here? There's people here!
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References The Exploits of Elaine (1914) See more »

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One of the best.
30 October 2012 | by garfieldfan_xSee 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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