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Old 04-04-2009, 06:28 PM   #1
Jacob Rumschik
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Position in Rugby

Right now i play football right now but once my senior season is over, im looking for a sport that gives me level of competition that football gave me. And of course i found rugby. I have a few friends who play on a local club team a few miles away and they want to know if id b interested come spring when their practices start up. i want to give it a go but i have no idea what position id be best for. Here are some of my numbers:

Height: about 5'7" or 5'8"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Bench (1RM): 225
Squat (1RM): 450
Deadlift (1RM): 350
Power Clean (1RM): 185
40 Yard Dash: 4.9-5.1 seconds

I've heard my buddy mention sumthin about being a hooker or something but im not sure wut that is. For those who have played the game, what do you think?
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Old 04-04-2009, 08:07 PM   #2
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Re: Position in Rugby

Yeah, but you could also be useful in the backs at inside center or maybe they might throw you on as a flank. Without knowing the sizes of the other guys on the team, this is about a basic analysis as I can give you. If you get skilled enough ( or if you already are), you could always play scrum half too.

But personally, I'd want you crashing in the backs.
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Old 04-05-2009, 07:26 AM   #3
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Re: Position in Rugby

There's a lot more to rugby than what your lifts are. Rugby requires a lot of skill to get truly good at it and a lot of toughness. How much you bench doesn't mean a thing when you're trapped under the bottom of the ruck with some goon trying to dig the ball out from your face with his boots.
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Old 04-05-2009, 07:48 AM   #4
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There's a lot more to rugby than what your lifts are. Rugby requires a lot of skill to get truly good at it and a lot of toughness. How much you bench doesn't mean a thing when you're trapped under the bottom of the ruck with some goon trying to dig the ball out from your face with his boots.
lol I might like this sport.
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:17 AM   #5
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Re: Position in Rugby

Research the sport and the tactical side of the game. See what each position is responsible on the field. Once you start practising you'll figure out where you fit in best.
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Old 04-05-2009, 11:11 AM   #6
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Re: Position in Rugby

Hooker, flanker (maybe), scrum half, outside center I think would all be good for you depending on ball handling ability, endurance and ability to take alot of compression forces.

And Jason is right, there is more to rugby than your lifts, but they will give you an idea of what position would suit you well. Another point to remember is what you team needs. If you are already deep in the forwards, you may get move to the back or the other way around. THe nice thing about rugby (much like corssfit) is that every position does everything (though forwards kicking is mostly wrong), just in different ratios.
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:04 PM   #7
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Re: Position in Rugby

"Though shalt not kick if thy wear number 1-8."
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:36 PM   #8
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Old 04-06-2009, 10:25 AM   #9
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Re: Position in Rugby

What did you play in FB? If you were a LB than flanker might be a good fit...
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Old 04-06-2009, 10:27 AM   #10
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