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 13 different types of players you will find in any rugby team.
Usually found – Back row/centre
The guy who always performs but never shouts about it so often goes almost unnoticed. Usually pops up with a key try in most games.
Usually found – Back row
A literal man mountain who sacrifices training for the gym. May not be the best player but almost impossible to take down.
Usually found – Second row/Prop
A guy who doesn’t fully buy into the philosophies of rugby, sees it more as a legitimate excuse to throw a few punches in every game.
The Gobby One
Usually found – Scrum half
Often the smallest player on the pitch yet makes a racket like you wouldn’t believe. Usually found either bossing around much bigger players or yapping at the ref.
Usually found – On the bench
The one who turns up every week but is a complete liability when on the pitch. Usually kept on the bench until the last 5 minutes to avoid them conceding too many points.
Usually found – Centres
The one who always seems to pick up an injury during every game and then takes great delight in making sure everyone is aware of it for weeks after.
Usually found – Back row
The one who turns up every week with every piece of kit imaginable and sometimes even more. Scrum caps, shoulder pads, shin pads, gloves, etc are all essentials despite barely making a tackle.
The Old Guy
Usually found – Full back/hooker
The guy who looks like he should have stopped playing 20 years ago yet is always one of the best players in every game.
Usually found – Wing
The most infuriating player in a team, always banging on about what they’ve done/are going to do and annoyingly usually come up with a try.
Usually found – Fly half
So self-confident they usually play in key positions despite cocking up at nearly every possible opportunity.
Usually found – front row
Someone not afraid to get their hands (or face) dirty but always seems more interested in getting hammered in the clubhouse than actually playing.
Usually found – Wing/Back row
A player who has absolutely no concept of any rules yet throws them-self round like a rabid animal. As likely to have a moment of magic as they are to give away a penalty.
Usually found – Prop
Usually considerably more rotund than any other player in the team. Completely useless in open play yet an immovable object in the scrum.