Rugby Tips For Newbies

Rugby Tips For Newbies Image Rugby is a classic British […]

Rugby Tips For Newbies


Rugby is a classic British sport and next to football it is one of the most popular sports in the world. Rugby is a full contact sport which requires a lot of grit and the ability to move around the pitch at feet speed. It can be a super fun sport to be part of and the cammoradory you see between the team afterwards is immense. If you are new to rugby this year and want to give it a try, here are some tips to start you off.

Wear protection

No matter how much you spend on your new Custom Rugby League Kit, it is always important that you also buy some protection for your body for the game. Rugby is a tough sport and it is I’ll contact, meaning that often you can be piled on, thrown to the floor and kicked to the curb. It is important for you to remember that you are allowed to have a certain amount of protection such as gum shields and chin pads. Make sure to wear whatever is allowed to avoid serious injury.

Practice kicking

As you will likely know, the goal of rugby players is to either run the ball to the end of the pitch, or to kick the ball into the net. The net is a tall H shape and it means that to kick your ball to the target it will take a lot of power. When training make sure you practice your kicking technique and be sure you are able to lick hard enough to land it in the goal.

Practice catching

As well as kicking the ball, you will need to know how to easily catch the ball in mid air. It is important for you to have a great skill with catching because players will throw the ball to each other to make it down to the end of the pitch. When practising make sure that you also practice how to catch the ball while running and this can be a huge help when playing a game.

Commit to a tackle

To put it bluntly, in order to play rugby you need to have a set of balls. Rugby is a sport which involves a lot of head on conflicts and it is important for you to be able to commit to any move you make. Even if your body is telling you not to lunge forward and tackle, you need to be able to fight through the uncertainty and do it anyway.

Choose your position

When playing rugby there will be people who are on the pitch in order to bash up the other players and prevent them from passing, and there are people who need to run fast with the ball. Before you start a game make sure that you choose the position which is right for you and your style of play. If you are a small and fast person then running up the pitch is ideal for you. If you are big and brawny then a defensive position can work great for you.