Friday, February 10, 2012
My 17 year son plays rugby for a local youth team (high school age, but not for a high school). Yesterday his team left for Las Vegas, Nevada for a regional tournament. They are going to be playing teams from the intermountain west area. He is VERY excited!!!! I wish I could of gone with him but I couldn't =( He plays position 2, hook or hooker. Basically his job is to 'hook' the ball with his foot when they are in a scrum and pass it out to his teammates. He also is the one who throws the ball in from the sidelines anytime it is needed. Other than that he helps in mauls and rucks when needed too. It is a VERY fast paced game and I am still learning about it. I hope that him and his team do good during the tournament and I hope he has fun too!!
This is a photo from last year when my son (and his team) and the opposing team were getting ready to do a scrum. My son's team has on the white shirts...and my son's face is hidden by the ref's shoulder (ref is in red)