Sophia’s Rugby Story – Player

A friend asked me if I would be willing to write about rugby. I agreed.

Rugby…one of the numerous sports I participated in. Believe it or not, I, a person who is 4 ft. 10 inches played rugby. One of the questions my friend asked me to write about was why I played rugby. My explanation is this:

I have six siblings and four of them are older than me, who also played rugby. I was interested because they played rugby and said it was fun, so I thought I’d give it a try. I’m so glad I tried because I absolutely LOVE rugby! I don’t know if I would have tried it if it weren’t for my family’s support! (All my six siblings and myself played rugby!) I can clearly remember playing in the first match (game) and frightened on that pitch (field.) I had NO idea what I was doing and didn’t know what to do! As the game progressed, I started to learn the basics–tackle (hit) people and get that ball in my possession. I felt more comfortable as I learned the basics and just grew in my love for the sport.

Would I recommend rugby to other people? Yes, yes and yes! Rugby is SO much fun and everyone should play if they’re looking for something new to try! It’s a fun sport. At every match, my parents were there for each and every child that played. They were our biggest fans.

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Select side in 2012–these girls were fierce!

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Our select side group from 2012–we won!

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Our group who went to select side from my high school. My sister is on the right, at the end!

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Some people were hard tackle…sometimes I just wrap my leg around them and trip them by mistake!

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One of my favorite rugby pictures!

Rugby

My freshman year at my college…fall semester, before I was concussed. Five years of playing rugby with one concussion…rugby is unfortunately over for me, but I’m so grateful for the years I did play. God gave me the God-given talent of playing sports. So grateful.  

Scrum

This is what a scrum looks like in rugby! It’s hard work!

Tackle

Rugby is great and is worth a shot!🙂

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