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Today we had an intro session to learn how to play rugby. It was a ton of fun!! Peter, who organizes a lot of the sports in the area, started off by teaching us a bunch of the basic skills. We did some really silly drills that made us all look like idiots, but were really fun.

When we started actually playing little scrimmages we learned the one major rule of rugby: you have to pass backwards. I Think this was the most difficult for us all to learn because no other sport has that rule, and it just seems so counter-intuitive. It was a lot of fun learning how to tackle. We never tackled in an actual game, but we learned how to with tackle pads. We played two different ways. One was touch rugby which is just like touch football. The other was knee rugby. This was the funniest thing you could ever watch. Basically everyone gets on their knees and waddles around playing rugby. Its great because you can actually tackle without hurting anyone, and its just hilarious to watch.

I think we are all pretty excited to watch an actual game because now we know how it works!

Posted by Caitlin39 09:48 Archived in Ireland Tagged living_abroad

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