i am currently quite unfit, but have decided this year that something has to be done about that. (largely because i didnt get the most out of the ski season this year). I used to play alot of football (in the park, not competitivly) but i much prefer playing rugby these days. The problem is ive heard allot of stories about people doing there knees in playing rugby, and as a) i need my knees (skiing is, and always will be my first sport) and B) my knees are already in a bad way, im not sure joining a club would be a wise move. is there anything in the nature of the game that means these injuries are common, or is it just by chance its happened to the people i know? and does the fact ive never played before put me at a disadvantage when it comes to getting into the team? thanks in advance.