College Rugby: Its Not Just About The Beer, But There Is Beer
When I stumbled into the involvement fair as a wee little freshmen I was there to sign up me and my new best friend (who I knew for a total of 3 days thus far) for Ski Club. I must have gotten a bit turned around because, by the time I got back to the dorm and walked into Ayanas room I told her I signed us both up for Rugby instead.
"What?" I asked as she stared at me in shock. "They said we didn't need to know how to play and they wouldn't yell at us. "Also practice is monday-friday and starts tomorrow byeeeeeeeeeeee", and with that, we were on the team.
And I think it is safe to say that Rugby should pretty much be a requirement for any girl who likes to have fun. You will meet the best friends ever playing Rugby.
No one quite understands the struggles of a rugby girl, except another rugby girl. I have laughed, cried, thrown up and thought about dying, all in just one rugby game. And the girls were right there with me. We're a crowd who thinks bruises make us a lot sexier then push up bras and we have each others backs no matter what.
Also blood does not faze us.
Who gives a shit about body shaming
Rugby girls get the a terrible rap. People always think of them as fat, ugly, or brick walls. Which is why its awesome to roll up wit a party looking super fit, super hot and ready to drink all the haters under the table.
Female rugby players gotta stick together. And we do. So the body shaming ends the second you get into your rugby lifestyle (and it is a lifestyle). Get ready to be showed with support about how strong and amazing you are.
You develop a dedication
Its hard to stick with something, especially when it eats up every waking moment of your life. You fit practice around work and class, then your games are all day Saturday which makes Friday team bonding and carb loading.
You may wonder why you are bothering when yore awake at 5:30 AM for an away game but the second you see your teammates, you'll get hype as fuck to mess people up.
You learn ways to kick the shit outta anyone
Rugby girls are a rowdy bunch. Not only do we have to deal with getting kick in the face almost every day at practice, we also have to deal with the male rugby team. No matter what happens, you will be able to stand up for yourself. Bar fights, street harassment or just plan assholes, gone are the days where you will be the meek girls standing in the corner.
Rugby teaches you that you do need to have balls to have balls.
I learned how to fucking Party
You may think you know how to drink buttttt you don't. Your first drink up (aka getting drunk after a game) you leaned how to shoot the boot (both a glass and a shoe), win boat races and funnel full bottles of wine.
I would say more but....you have to join to find out.