13 Signs You Were Raised by Rugby Fans

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If your parents are rugby mad then there’s a pretty good chance you will recognise some, if not all of these signs…

1.You know who JPR Williams and Willie John McBride are without Googling them

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2.You started off playing tag rugby at the age of 4 and have competed at every level since

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3.If you ever mentioned the term ‘football’ never mind played it you were pretty much disowned

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4.You’d much rather go down and support your local team than go to any professional game

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5.You can remember the days when it was actually possible to get hold of international tickets

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6.Scrums and rolling mauls hold more appeal than running rugby any day…

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7….although you do think players are now too big for their own good

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8.At some stage in your life your dad has either refereed or coached you

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9.You’ve always been told to ‘run off’ injuries, even when you can no longer feel your legs

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10.Your parents are never afraid to tell you when you’ve had a crap game

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11.There’s no better feeling than playing alongside your dad for the first (and probably only) time

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12.You’ve broken at least one ornament in the house when throwing an object like it’s a rugby ball

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13.Your parents are good friends with at least one retired pro

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  1. when my sons started school i told their teachers “if the class is ever singing a song and the kid says ‘oh, i know other words to that song,’ you don’t want to hear them.”

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