Many people ask me

WHY RUGBY

TEAMWORK

Rugby can only be played and won by teamwork.

Everyone plays everywhere, that is you don't have only one role on the team. You run with the ball, you pass, you are passed to and you play defense.
There are important positions but none that run the team or are the only one to handle or work the play.
There are 15 players on a team, too many to be individuals.

PLAYER'S GAME

You have to think the play the game

The players play the game not coaches. Each player has to evaluate the situation and decide where to be to support the player with the ball (teamwork again.)

RESPECT

Eveyone in the game respects the game

Respecting the game includes respecting the opposition.
There is almost no talking back to the referee.

PENALTIES LEAD TO POINTS

Breaking the rules can cost you the game

When you break the rules the other team can get points, not a slap on the wrist

REFEREES ARE PART OF THE GAME

Referees tell you to not break the rules

The referees will tell a player they are offside before they blow the whistle.

TEAM MATES

Players don't get their own number

Each player wears the number of their position - they fit into a team

BROTHERHOOD

Throughout the world rugby players are immediate brothers

Wherever a rugby player meets another they are immediate comrades.

FAIR PLAY

The game is self policing

Players play both offense and defense so a dirty play is returned.

EVERYONE PLAYS

A team, B team, C team

Teams field as many teams as they can. Everyone is on one team. The B Team are the subs for the A team and vice versa

TOUGHNESS

It takes courage

Yes there is tackling but also the risk of losing. Just to step on the field it takes some courage. It is fun to face the challenge and walk off knowing you survived.

EVERYONE TOUCHES THE BALL

Play Pass Run

No one plays only offense or defense.

SOCIAL

Players socialize AFTER the game

Respect runs after the game. You learn to know the other players and enjoy the game.