If you take a liking to mud, blood, and ruthless physicality, you’re likely a natural-born rugby player.
From diminutively declaring the sport to be less physically demanding than football, to calling it a game of pure, lawless brutality, many people have misconceptions revolving around the highly physical, greatly competitive, and immensely exhilarating game of rugby. In this case, there isn’t a more appropriate way to either shatter or confirm said ideologies than trying the sport yourself!
On Thursday, April 25th, the Brandon Barbarians Rugby Football Club (BBRFC) is hosting a Registration Night at The Great Western Country Roadhouse. This is an opportunity for players both new and old to connect, share a beverage, and register for the upcoming season.
“Rugby is a fantastic sport for keeping active and there is a strong social aspect as well,” said BBRFC Treasurer Amy Higgins. “[…] I have played rugby at various levels all over Canada, and can always find an ‘easy in’ to a community by finding a rugby club when travelling or moving. I have had many friends who have done the same while travelling and living abroad. The rugby culture and collective community is second to none.”
Beginning as early as April 30th (weather and/or indoor training options pending), the club’s seasonal practices are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Reilly Field in Brandon. “The game schedule has not been set yet,” continued Higgins, “but historically we start up the last weekend of May [or] first weekend of June.”