The reason for the embellishing, and we are now seeing it in Hockey too, is because teams get penalized for hurting their opponents physically. It's a gross tactic and I don't like it, but if the referee is gullible... well, then there is something to gain.
While I appreciate both forms of football, the football/soccer requires finesse, control, and lightning fast reflexes. The rugby version of football is quite savage where strength prevails quite often. Don't generalise based on a few incidents for it will make you a twat!
"Soccer" is for douche bags, only because anyone who calls it "soccer" is a douche bag. RUGBY is a game for hard men, FOOTBALL is a game for skill and finesse. SOCCER is for dick head americans who think "FOOTball" is a game where you hold a ball to your chest while covered in padding while a bunch of other guys wearing padding cuddle you until you give up the ball
The fact that you call it soccer shows that you are a douche. Americans are the only people that could name a sport "football" where you hold the ball for 90% of the game, surely that's "handball"? Football is an English invented game where you use your foot to kick a ball. Makes sense? Rugby is not football nor will it ever associate with football of the English kind or the retarded kind. Rugby is a game for hard nuts who don't care about injuries, football is a game for varied and talented sportsman to show case their skills, inevitably they get hurt more because they are not as fucking hard. Douche