- Sep 16, 2015
Something similar happened to me this year. I lost fifteen minutes, not three days. It took me two weeks of questioning my mates to piece together what happened.LOL! Actually, I have no memory of the day of the accident or the 3 days after until I woke up in the hospital. No memories of the bad day means no qualms about going back out on the slopes. B has pictures, so I know what happened.
Kind of true. There are differences in the rules between rugby and American football which serve to protect rugby players somewhat. Provided they are taught the fundamentals properly and the referee is on his (or her) toes.My daughter played rugby as a club sport, I believe one or two of the girls had ear protectors, otherwise it is like football without the pads. plenty of injuries.
The biggest thing I remember is it can take 15 pounds of pressure or less to rip off a human ear. Enough to worry a father anyway.
Rugby is a great sport to play. One of the things which impressed me most about rugby is in a sport with so much opportunity for foul play how rarely it happens. Generally, a great bunch of people.
Yikes. I retired after eight seasons (ten years, took one off for a blown ACL, one off when our son was born). I simply couldn't keep up with the kids (on or off the field) anymore. Really, I was too divided to play: when I was training I wished I was at home with our kids, when I was home with our kids I knew I should have been training and not letting my team down.I played rugby for 35 years... 22 of it as a prop... a lot more than 15 pounds of pressure in a scrum.
Props are crazy, it's much safer in the back row. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad there are crazies out there, I substituted as a hooker a few times (refs, at least in TX, were very cautious about letting guys "sub" as props, it's a very technical position with lots of ways to be injured).