Los Alamos Accelerators Allison Wernicke sprints past an Albuquerque defender. Photo by James Wernicke
BY JAMES WERNICKE
Rugby has captured the hearts and minds of millions of fans around the world. Whether you’re a player or a spectator, there is no denying the thrill and excitement that comes with being part of this great game. From the physicality of the sport to the camaraderie that is shared among players, rugby is truly the greatest sport in the world.
Rugby requires a combination of strength, speed, and agility. Players are required to be able to tackle and be tackled, run with the ball, and be able to withstand the rigors of an 80-minute game. This physicality is what draws many people to the sport, as it is a true test of a player’s skill and endurance.
Another aspect of rugby is the teamwork and camaraderie that is shared among players. Rugby is a sport that requires a high level of communication and cooperation among teammates. Players must work together to move the ball up the field and score points. This sense of teamwork helps players form strong bonds with one another, and these bonds often last long after they have stopped playing the game.
Rugby also has a rich history and culture. It has been played for over a century and is part of many cultures worldwide. From the traditional haka performed by the New Zealand All Blacks to the passionate fans in Ireland, rugby has a culture that is steeped in tradition and history. This history and culture make rugby so much more than just a game. It is a way of life for many people.
Rugby has millions of fans in countries as diverse as South Africa, New Zealand, England, and Argentina. The Rugby World Cup is one of the most widely watched sporting events in the world, and the passion and enthusiasm that fans bring to the game are inspiring.
Rugby is the greatest sport in the world for many reasons. Its physicality, teamwork, history, and global reach all make it a unique and special game. Whether you’re a player or a spectator, there is nothing quite like the thrill and excitement that comes with being part of the rugby community.
Los Alamos has elementary, middle, and high school clubs that practice at Urban Park on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 4:30-6:00pm from March 13 until May 19. Players of all types and abilities are welcome and we will teach you everything you need to know even if you’ve never played rugby before. For more info, visit LosAlamosYouthRugby.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.