11 Types of People Who Play Rugby

Rugby truly is one of the most all-inclusive sports out there, whether little or large, fast or slow, there is a place in the team for you. Below we take a look at 11 different types of people who find themselves playing rugby;

1. The Mid-Lifer

Usually found – Back Row

The kind of person who hits 40 and wants to rekindle their schooldays by taking up rugby once again despite not having played it for 25 years.

1. Mid-Lifer

2. The Tag Along

Usually found – Wing

The Tag Along is the sort of player who doesn’t have anything better to do with their time so finds themselves getting dragged along by their mates.

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2. The Tag Along

3. The Psycho

Usually found – Front Row

The Psycho is someone who uses rugby as an excuse for doling out their pent up anger in a legitimate manner.

3. The Psycho

4. The All-Rounder

Usually found – Fly-Half

The All-Rounder is the kind of person whose a complete natural at whatever sport they turn their hand to so usually ends up in the most pivotal positions.

4. The All Rounder

5. The Networker

Usually found – Full Back

The Networker is someone who ends up at a rugby club not to play rugby but to meet new business contacts and often ends up ‘injured’ all season.

5. The Networker

6. The Poseur

Usually found – Centre

The Poseur is someone whose more interested in boasting about ‘being a  ‘rugby player’ than actually playing the game.

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6. The Poseur

7. The Socialite

Usually found – Second Row

The Socialite sees playing rugby as a good way to build up a thirst before the start of a good post-match night out.

7. The Socialite

8. The Outcast

Usually found – Front Row

With rugby being such a diverse sport it attracts players of all abilities and there is no better embodiment of this than The Outcast who find themselves playing rugby as they lack the skill for other sports.

8. The Outcast

9. The Fatty

Usually found – Front row

As with The Outcast, The Fatty would struggle to play pretty much any other sport so find themselves attracted to rugby where their weight offers a distinct advantage.

9. The Fatty

10. The Mutant

Usually found – Second Row

You know that person in the gym who looks way to big to be real? Well they’re The Mutant, a player so big that rugby seems the only viable sport for their size.

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10. The Mutant

11. The Stray

Usually found – Wing

Nobody quite knows where The Stray comes from, but every week they turn up despite not knowing anyone else as they don’t have anything better to do.

11. The Stray

Which one are you?

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