After all of these years of watching the game Ive decided to put some boots on and give it a whirl. Ive spent the last 5 months loosing the beer belly to get down to 13 1/2 stone and also get fit. So has anyone got on any usefull tips? Not played any form of competitive Rugby only had some knock about experience many many moons ago when I was 18 (now 37). My fittness is what I would say is average i.e. can do about 6-7 miles in an hour or 1.5miles in about 10mins 30; upper body is getting there i.e. bench 40kg and curl 15kg (free weights). To that end what would be the best suited position given the above stats and me being 5'10. any usefull comments would be greatly appreciated.