Just starting Out

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by iarch, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. iarch

    iarch Guest

    I am about to join a local rugby club, strictly amateur.

    I used to play soccer, but that was many years ago.

    Anything I should now about playing rugby? I do workout about 3-4 times per week as it is.
    I meet with the coaching staff next week, as well as practice starts next week.

    I saw a website and the "protection equipment" is confusing.
    I mean I see head, shoulder and chest protection, but you guys don't wear "cups".
    Is the impact just in the upper body area?

    And, can regular soccer boots work, or do I need to buy special rugby boots?

    I know alot of questions, but I appreciate any assistance.
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  3. gingergenius

    gingergenius Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (iarch @ Feb 24 2009, 09:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    footy boots do the trick, and you need a mouthguard. That's it.

    Some people choose to wear padding on their shoulders but I find that nullified the pain my bony shoulders caused in tackles...
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