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Yeah, I used to play, and funnily enough I nearly played pretty near you too. At one point I was going to play for a team in Flint, can't remember their name now.

I played my best at high school and played county level rugby, and played in a Daily Mail cup winning team, which is a pretty big schools competition in England. The final is at Twickenham which is pretty awesome! I trained with England schoolboy teams, but I was never quite at the level to get picked for the team, and after getting in a bit of trouble, I just stopped playing rugby and concentrated more on golf.

*Edit - I meant to ask, which high school, and what position do you play?

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Wasnt sure if anyone on here would have played. Good to see another player on here.
Are you talking about the Flint Rogues? I play loosehead prop for Brighton High.

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Some pictures of me from last season.

Tackle

Just missed getting the tackle.

crushed him.

I cannot stand getting tackled that high and not getting called for it.

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Yeah, I think it was the Flint rogues.
Never ended up there though. I was trying to come over with a teammate from SA. He ended up playing for Western Province in the Vodacom cup that season, and I ended up staying with my club over here.

If I can find any of my old photos I might put some up too.

Whats HS rugby in MI like? If I find myself living in that part of the world again, I'd be tempted to get involved in coaching a team.

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Its fun. Im pretty sure my HS coaches run us more then any other team in MI. Thats basically all we do. Its alot slower paced then most places and not as much scoring IMO. Most kids that play are still learning the game and figuring out what to do. I got ahold of it all really quick cause I played some pickup games after school with the team before the season started so i woulsd know if i liked it or not.

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Well being from New Zealand it's actually illegal not to play rugby here .

I started playing in high school and captained the 1st XV in my last year. Haven't taken it as seriously since but my team won the Canterbury country colts division last year which was pretty awesome. Still tossing up whether or not to play again this year. The weather stays good enough for golf in winter (snows about once a year) so might just stick with that.

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My oldest son played rugby for The Bowling Green State University (Ohio) Fighting Falcons in 2001 and 2002. He also went with the team to South Africa in '02 for some kind of world tournament.

My son has done the "Naked Zulu Warrior" in two different continents, and two different hemispheres!

Mother and I are SO proud!!!!!

Does YOUR drinking club have a Rugby problem too????

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My son plays HS rugby. He is on both the JV side and the Frosh/soph side as a a winger. He had a great game on Sunday on the FS side. He scored a try and set up two more. Then he sat out the second half to let some of the freshmen kids play. I've got him in golf lessons, but it's hard getting him to the range between rugby practices and games. (Sorry for the thread necromancy).

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My son plays HS rugby. He is on both the JV side and the Frosh/soph side as a a winger. He had a great game on Sunday on the FS side. He scored a try and set up two more. Then he sat out the second half to let some of the freshmen kids play.

I've got him in golf lessons, but it's hard getting him to the range between rugby practices and games.

(Sorry for the thread necromancy).

No worries!  We like resurrecting threads.  I played in college and after college.  Great sport.

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No worries!  We like resurrecting threads.  I played in college and after college.  Great sport.

My wife was an MVP hooker in high school. No snickering you bunch of degenerates!! :-P

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No worries!  We like resurrecting threads.  I played in college and after college.  Great sport.

My wife was an MVP hooker in high school. No snickering you bunch of degenerates!!

We started a women's team in college.  Many of them used to come to our games and we thought they should be playing.  They got pretty good.

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Anyone in here play or have played rugby?

I play for my HS and won state champs this season and they won in '05.

Scrumhalf here. Played it in college 40 years ago. Never even saw a game before I got there, but the Rugby Club was the social center of the school so I gave it a go. Loved it.

A teammate once made it into that Faces in the Crowd thing in Sports Illustrated for scoring a bunch of points in a 7 on 7 tournament.

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Anyone in here play or have played rugby?

I play for my HS and won state champs this season and they won in '05.

Scrumhalf here. Played it in college 40 years ago. Never even saw a game before I got there, but the Rugby Club was the social center of the school so I gave it a go. Loved it.

A teammate once made it into that Faces in the Crowd thing in Sports Illustrated for scoring a bunch of points in a 7 on 7 tournament.

One of our Chemistry Professors started the club and was our coach.  I was a blast.  Alas, my knees only held up three years after college so I had to stop playing.

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Started at Univ of Iowa and played 3 great years.  Then onto Ohio State and a few more seasons.  Went to Sugar Bowl Rugby Tourney in  New Orleans from Iowa City one early Feb, just at Carnival.  Had a long tiring weekend and lost the title match to Pensacola Naval Air Station.  I was always front row, ether side.  Always enjoyed the game, the prep and the party.  Thrilling years in the midwest for me.

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