When you are defending as a team there will be time that you will be facing a ‘two on one’ which means you need to defend two people at the same time by yourself.
Don’t panic, never fall back or retreat and look for help in the last minute, it’s up to you to make the best of an overwhelming situation.
Give them all the space they need and attack the player with the ball and hope they make a mistake, maybe you can get an interception if the player decides to pass the rugby ball. Most importantly always be on the front foot and again never retreat backwards.
Brian Campbell – RARC
MY SHOPPING BASKET INCLUDED TAG RUGBY!
I’d been living in Woolwich for about a year when one sunny Sunday morning, on the way back from my routine shopping trip, I saw a lively game of tag rugby in full swing. Having played rugby before I couldn’t resist the urge to get involved or at least find out more about this local club that had eluded me for the past year. I could see it was a diverse group of players, some had played higher tier rugby and some were just getting to grips with the odd shaped ball for the first time. So I put my shopping down and got stuck in, there was a good balance of competitiveness, positive encouragement and general fun. Though I had played rugby before I had never played tag rugby, by the end of the session I was hooked. Taking out the contact element of rugby gives the game a whole new dynamic and also makes it accessible to a wider group of people which is what I enjoy about tag rugby. It has now been 6 months and I feel like I’ve known the RA guys for a lot longer. There’s an amazing social side to the rugby club, the committee are regularly putting on events to help grow the game and the club. Some events are so much fun that you can’t remember them.. and you wake up the next day in A&E with 2 nurses standing over you. I’m looking forward to many more matches, memories and wins in 2017.
Happy New Year!
Charles Kibisu – RARC