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Rugby and social life

Social life in rugby is unique, if you want to make a lot of mates quickly, join a rugby team. The phone book of your mobile will be packed with numbers… mostly blokes though… It might also become quiet challenging for you to go out for a "quiet" pint. The third half is famous and unavoidable after a game ending in defeat or victory. The overused term "big happy family" still means a lot to a rugby team; there are not just words but a way of life as most players often become close friends.

Rugby and singing

Rugby is strongly associated to party, especially the so-called third half, when after a hard and physical effort of 80 minutes, the two teams meet to drink and sing together. No particular talent is required for this part, except a good memory to remember all the words. A certain sense of melody is appreciated but definitely not compulsory. Most important is the loud aspect of the thing, on certain songs (see Zimbabwean Haka) choreography must be thought but is generally quite easy to pick up.

Rugby and girls

Rugby players have a bad reputation with most girls and we are often perceived as a nuisance… Which is a shame considering how nice we really are when sober. That is because we are loud and we need a lot of room when doing the town. Most of us are big, not particularly pretty but rarely aggressive to the general public unlike football yobs. A rugby player spends often as much time with his team than with his girl friend which leads to conflict at home. Some girls like the tough and rough reputation of rugby men which we cultivate to hide our true human feelings, don't ask me why.

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