I don't have a clue what rugby is, how will I ever learn how to play? - None of us were born with a rugby ball in the crib, but a lot of us do have past high school and college athletic experience in a variety of sports. You can depend on our experienced coach and players to teach you the rules and skills you need to play the game. Check out the helpful and fun Rookie Primer from Radcliff Women's Rugby. Am I too small to play rugby? - You can never be too small to play rugby. Everyone on the team plays a special role. In most cases the smaller players are the most fit and the fastest. Remember that in rugby you play two 40 minute halves of continuous play and the first 20 minutes of the half are just as important as the second 20. Who do you play against? - We play against women’s rugby teams from all over the Netherlands. The Margrieten team mainly consists of young students but most other teams we play against are a wild mix of women of different age, size, and background.
Why should I play? - Rugby is a sport that is intense in many ways. The social and sportive experiences made often produce long-lasting friendships and creates a unique team spirit from within. Hence, rugby is a good way to develop contacts socially and to make friends. Rugby also develops character and physical fitness which helps go forget about the at times stressful college/university study periods. How much time will it take? - Part of the school/college/university experience is about growing socially as an individual and accepting responsibility for your class work. In school/college/university you have many distractions and time management is of the utmost importance. We have regular mandatory practices every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Games are usually on the weekends. So get your rear off the couch and bring your potential to the field! What are my chances of getting hurt? - Every contact sport has its injuries. A lot of times people see professional rugby games and get the wrong impression. We will teach you the proper technique to reduce the chances of injury and make it as fun as possible (and don't forget your mouthguard). Do not hesitate to ask further questions! You can either drop by during practice every Tuesday and Thursday from 18:45 - 20:45 or write us an email: margrieten.rugby@gmail.com © Herrmann