I played both rugby and football. I was recruited to play college football by a D3 school. After my first few weeks I realized D3 football was a joke and it was not worth the ridiculous time commitments. After I quit I joined my college rugby team and played all 4 years. Rugby is way more physically demanding than football. There are no 25 second breaks where you can catch your breath like in the huddle. The amount of running you do in a match is almost as much as a soccer game. It got me in way better shape than I ever was in all my years of football. One big perk for me is that everyone on the team at some point has an opportunity to run the ball (every lineman's dream). Aside from having a lot of running (you will be in great shape for ski season) its one of the coolest team sports out there. You get to fuck people up when playing D and truck people on O since you can't block in rugby. Then theres the part that comes after the game, the drink up. If your talking about college rugby the drink ups get wild, you will drink more beer than you ever thought possible. If your school has a girls team you will often have drink ups with them which if your a freshman its a good way to meet girls. Just hope your schools girls team is bad since that means they are probably not 200lbs butch girls and could be hot. End rant about rugby being awesome.
ya im this is the second year of rugby at my highschool and the rugby coach herd that i might play i was on jr varsity last year for football so he put me in the lap swim class to get me in better shape couse im a linebacker from what ive herd im proubly ganna play it sounds bad ass
If we combined them and took the homosexuality of dumbledore and that massive staff of gandalf, we would have a force to be reckoned with -GOD
I'm sure Black Entertainment Television would pick up the series as it incorporates so much of modern African American culture. Smart move. -Farquaharson
I started last year and love it! I also play football and i enjoy rugby much more because of the non stop action. I started playing 7's a few weeks ago and absolutely love it! Our team is probably going to play in the las vegas 7's tourney this winter, donno if i will be going though since i have to pay for the trip, anyone on NS going to be there?
Rugby is the best sport. I have played soccer, football, lacrosse, baseball and rugby. Of them all Rugby is the best. It is the most fun and the most challenging. While it is utter chaos when you start playing because you have no idea whats going on till you start playing once you grasp the game its great. It is not as violent as people think because unlike football you are taught to tackle not just hit. The hits can still be violent but they are not as brutal IMO. It's more about control and taking the player to ground.
The sportsmenship, atleast where I played, was amazing. Tradition is to buy beer for the visiting team after the game, we were in HS so we BBQ'd for them. Both teams would get together and talk about the game. So after hard hitting and running your ass off you sit down and eat with the visiting team. That was pretty cool to do. I dont know any other sports like that.
I've been playing rugby my whole life and I can honestly say it is the best sport I've ever played. No matter your shape or size (within reason) there is a position for you to play in. The tackling isn't as bad as it looks and it's awesome being in a straight up battle with the other team, with no pads or anything to get in the way. The best thing about it though is the camaraderie that it builds. Every team I've played on, no matter if they were good or not, had a fucking good time on and off the pitch. So yes, play rugby.
I played for South West England and the London Irish academy when I was in my youth and absolutely loved it. I'm not a big guy but got away with it because of my speed, agility and fitness. It's hard to say with fitness though as it depends on what position you're playing;
Flankers and scrum halves probably cover the most ground but it's not always flat out.
Wingers and full backs tend not to do as much running but when they do it is full on.
So as you can see it varies hugely across the board. It can feel brutal when you first start but your body gets used to taking the hits.
I stopped playing a few years ago and randomly played in a 7's tournament last weekend and I'm still struggling to walk properly after taking a few hits.
But just play it. It's a great sport and all shapes and sizes can play it competitively.
In England it is one of the main sports, mainly because you can play it at a social level or serious level and no matter what you will enjoy it. The trust in your teammates that you will build up is unrivalled and you will make friends for life because of it!
that sportsmanship aspect is awesome. I know that in football if we didn't get in a fight on the field against certain teams, it was going down somewhere after the game. While it was fun the first couple of years by the end it all just felt like an excuse to try to prove how big our dicks were. It would be sick for everyone to realize it as just a game and be able to hang out with the kids after the games. My hs didnt get a rugby team until our senior year and I was planning on playing but blew my knee out during track.
I played Rugby in High School for my Junior and Senior year and god damn it is one of the most commendatory / kick ass sports out there. I was Captain my Senior year and it was an awesome experience. Its way more physically demanding then football to an extent, as where football is burst play and rugby is burst / endurance. But once you get to college, it'll probably be a recognized collegiate sport by then and you can be recognized by your school for playing it, with as much if not more honor than football players. Regardless, I digress, Rugby is amazing because your team is like your family and you grow to love a game of beasts. You'll love it man.
rugby is best sport
but actually, even if you're not in good physical shape, you can still play high school rugby
fat guys are actually more effective in rugby than most other sports (only outdone by sumo wrestling, etc.)
it also requires a lot less hand eye coordination than football so clumsy kids can play too.
easy enough to learn
easy enough to do
pretty hard to be really good
If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it. And then he perfected it so no living man could best him in the ring of honor! Then he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth. And then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. That's why whenever a bunch of animals are together its called a zoo! Unless its a farm!
Definately play rugby, I've played since the age of eight at all levels from mess around summer 7s to national champs. It is the best team sport out there. And it's not that brutal my worst sporting injury was from field hockey, the only injuries I've had from rugby are a few broken fingers and 4 broken noses. I just sat down after playing a tight 80 minuets, in which we came out on top; you couldn't have asked for a better day the sun was shining fairly warm with a slight breeze. Get in to it, play it, watch it, you won't regret it.
I play quarterback in football and Scrumhalf/Fly in rugby. Let me tell you, ruI started playing rugby a couple years back.
A couple years ago, I started playing football the same year, a bunch of my friends told me to play rugby. I was extremely hesitant since I thought it was a stupid sport for brutish people (I play QB..... I'm a puss)... I went into the season very sstupidly, thinking I was going to detest it and quit first week.... After the first two practices, I was hooked, I absolutely adore rugby. I have become our county team's captaino and am going to Africa with http://gainlineafrica.org/ next summer! it is by far my favourite spring/summer/fall sport (Third best winter sport due to skiing and hockey). I play 15s all spring and summer then 7s in the fall and indoor training in the winter. I am so glad I stuck with rugby, it has whipped me into shape like nothing else (especially 7s). Also, it has helped me improve my running game and aggressiveness in football tenfold. My reaction time, agility and quickness have also improved exponentially. Seriously, play rugby, you won't go wrong.
Sparknotes: I didn't want to play, I tried it and found my new favourite team sport.
Relevant: Benji Marshall is a G
"You can't get hurt skiing unless you fall" -Warren Miller
he's basically just a pussy. also my school is doing a $4K trip. It's 12 days we go to hawaii,fiji, australia and a couple other places. we play 3 games total, and have 1 clinic. I can't decide whether to do this or momentum ski camp
I tail tapped a gaper who was standing on the knuckle yesterday. It was a nice firm smack right to the helmet, definitely the high point of my day.
3 dudes living together with a ferret...really hope I don't end up like that when I'm 30.
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rugby is so sick. This is my third year that im gunna play and this year my school organized a trip to newzealand to play rugby during spring break. Its a lot of fun but for some reason i tend to always get injured such as sprained ankles and stuff like that but its still really fun