29 Secrets Rugby Players Will Never Tell You

As a rugby player there are certain things you won’t ever let on to anyone outside of your teammates, here are 29 things we’ll rarely admit to;

1.It always hurts. no matter how much you may claim it didn’t

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2.Being told “you’ve gotten bigger” is actually a compliment

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3.A morning poop is essential before game day

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4.You can easily lose a whole day waiting for the game to kick off

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5.Your kit always smells like death

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6.Nothing can satisfy your hunger after a game

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7.Being naked really isn’t a problem

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8.You almost always make friends with your opposite number…

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9….but when you don’t you make an extra effort to get them with a big hit

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10.Nothing can warm you up after a rainy game in the middle of winter

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11.There is no worse feeling in the world  than when you drop the ball under no pressure

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12.You are very defensive about your position, you’re not just a rugby player you’re a prop, centre, etc

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13.Nothing is more confusing than being asked to play in a different position

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14.It’s hard to beat the satisfaction of a perfectly timed hit, especially when it results in a groan

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15.It’s almost impossible to stop sweating after a game

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16.No matter how much you prepare, pre-season is always brutal

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17.It’s practically guaranteed that your teammates will become your family

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18.Timing food and drink before a game is a delicate balancing act

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19.Sometimes you’d happily skip the rugby and just go straight to the bar

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20.Secretly you delight in telling people “yeah, I’m a rugby player”…

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21….although nothing is better than people noticing before you tell them

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22.You really should spend some money on proper kit

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23.On occasion it takes unimaginable self control to still call the referee ‘Sir’

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24.You totally lose all concept of time during a game

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25.Being able to wipe your own arse the day after a game is an achievement in itself

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26.Unless you’re a prop you will do absolutely anything to get out of playing in the front row

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27.Nothing tastes better than that first post-match pint

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28.You and your opposite number can beat the living hell out of each other all game but that won’t stop you having a drink after the game

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29.You’re secretly a little bit chuffed when you earn ‘Dick of the Day’

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  1. These don’t really sound like secrets, like why is “Nothing can warm you up after a rainy game in the middle of winter” such a big secret?

  2. #29 or Bitch of the Pitch – hehe

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