I started playing rugby this year, for the spring semester for my college club team.
I heard about it fall semester, good friends with someone who was playing then and even went to one of her games. It looked awesome and I’ve seen some rugby before but it never really caught my eye until that one time I watched. Then I also watched some prom dress rugby (touch) between the men’s and women’s club teams, and some peoples from the city’s teams.
I decided why the hell not, I kind of actually don’t entirely know what allowed me to even go out and try it. I went to a practice, my friend recruited me :P she gets that credit haha, and I enjoyed learning more about this freaking awesome game.
I met really nice girls and I learned about myself and it’s continuing to help me learn.
My first game, ugh, I realized I didn’t know any of the freaking rules aside from how to kind of sort of tackle and how to fall.
I was fricken up the moment i got the ball and then was tackled.
Definitely something I will always laugh at. I got so beat up from that game. We were playing on turf and I now only enjoy turf for soccer, not rugby.
Fuck, that’s when I realized, after that game that I for once in my life went and tried something new, very new to my life at this age. Soccer, basketball, volleyball, those were all tried when i was younger and through the years.
I love the camaraderie of rugby. I love that you literally leave everything on the field because after the game is done, you go and enjoy the other teams’ company!
I am in love with this sport because it pushes me and I want to do better, I can’t wait for season when I go back.
Nervous to be going and training for a new position, I enjoyed eight man, and playing as a forward, and most enjoy playing as a back because I got to score some tries! hehe
I am in love with rugby because after games or even practices, I get to see new bruises I earned or deserved for being dumb haha, and maybe some cuts.
I love scars, I love them. And to be playing a sport that just might give me some memorable pains, it’s freaking awesome.
I love playing the game for the meeting more people, learning more about another sport and even culture, the pain, and the joy and camaraderie you somehow always get to witness of fellow players.
I can’t wait to get better, get lower, get tougher, and get smarter out on the field.
I’m still a newbie or rookie as they call it but I no longer am able to use that as an excuse for anything.
I’m excited to be out there again and hopefully we get more girls out on the field with us.