Now that my XV career is over with the help of broken kneecap, broken ankle and dislocated shoulder....I have welcomed with open arms the social tag rugby explosion that has hit the irish shores over the past few years. 28k people playing in 1700 teams all over the country has proven there are many others in my shoes - Want to play, but have had it with hospitals! Currently, i'm playing in a team that has played in the last Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn leagues for the last 2 years - Basically rugby all year which is keeping the belly at bay, and giving me the fix of the game, in it's castrated form, i know, but it's a fix nonetheless! I would guess that there are a few heads out there that are on work teams, social teams etc.. Was just wondering how you all find it? A crap blot on the rugby landscape? A Breath of fresh air that you can now talk tactics and defensive line formations with girls....and they're actually interested? A way to highlight the guns to the opposite sex in order to grab that elusive "clubhouse score"? I'm squarely in the Breath of fresh air category, as the competition is still there, the camaraderie, and the exhilaration of the game.. Now if only the refs would improve..