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The XV Facts To Tell Your Parents About Rugby
- Your size is perfect for at least three positions.
- Playing rugby in high school increases your chances of playing the sport in college. (Almost every college in America has a rugby club for men and many for women.)
- Many college programs count rugby as a bona fide extracurricular activity.
- Rugby teaches safe tackling, football promotes collision courses.
- High school rugby allows time for a teenager’s body to grow.
- There are significantly fewer injuries in rugby than soccer, football or lacrosse.
- Everyone plays in a rugby game, no sitting on the bench in expensive lacrosse kit.
- Rugby teaches respect; respect the game, the opponent, and ones self.
- You can play rugby at any level and at any age until you decide to hang up the boots. Playing days do not end after high school or college.
- Rugby comprises a true band of brothers and sisters throughout the world. (The IRB lists 95 rugby-playing nations).
- You travel like any other high school team.
- There’s always the possibility of an international rugby tour to other nations.
- A team can compete in sectional, state, and national high school championships.
- Players can be selected as local, state, and national All-Stars.
- It is fun - lots of fun.