Just starting out

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by hrgillis217, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. hrgillis217

    hrgillis217 Guest

    I'm looking to play rugby next year in college, but at this point dont really know much about it. I'm 6'2" (1.88m) and weigh 170 lbs (77 kg), although I pretty solidly built and most people would guess I weigh around 200 lbs. I have average speed, but have lifted weights for the past two years so I have decent strength and am fairly athletic. I play soccer, basketball and do throwing in track and feild. What position would I be best suited to play/am I cut out for the sport?

    Also, what additional training should I be doing and what skills should I be working on?
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  3. Bull

    Bull Guest

    I think flank or 8th man could be a suitable position for you, judging by your height. Maybe try and gain a bit more weight, practice passing and read up on all the positions of rugby and make a decision from there.
  4. Hall

    Hall Guest

    Difficult to see where 170lbs with average speed would fit in. If you're that light then you need some speed. You could try back row I suppose, just bulk up a bit without losing any pace.
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