The Weak and Timid Need Not Apply

September 26, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Yes...this is a big girl's sport.  If you don't enjoy the contact of body on body, flying about on a large grassy surface 

Warsaw Girls Rugby MatchWarsaw Girls Rugby MatchNo weakness looking to control an oblong, air-filled leather ball and destroying the other team with physically jarring body blows, you're probably in the wrong sport...maybe you should try something a little more sedate...like football or golf or soccer (yes...this kills me too...I've played, coached or reffed soccer since I could walk...I love the game, and its physically demanding...but this rugby   is definitely a whole different level of physical).  And if you're thinking that these are JUST girls...how exciting could it be?  I...a former football, soccer, baseball player accustomed to crashing headlong into other people...was pretty much in awe of the pure force these young ladies brought to the field.  At least we had pads on those Friday nights so long ago.  More than once, I watched a girl go down after a hard hit (in case your wondering...they don't wear pads...or helmets...seriously...) only to get back up after the trainer/coach made

Warsaw Girls Rugby MatchWarsaw Girls Rugby Match sure they were ok to continue play.  I watched some girls shy back from truly hard hits (who wouldn't?) and other girls fly headlong into them.  I was glad I could get a few good shots and I can't wait to document the next home match.  I hope to see you there, supporting our local team.  Enjoy two of my favorite shots and feel free to peruse the rest of them.  Maybe you'll find one you really like.  Make it your wallpaper.  They're free to download...for now.


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