Of course, the forwards, the big guys up front, love the joke “What do you call people who hang around with rugby players?” Answer: backs (the flash, fast players).
But teammates love to tease and those eight man scrums really value the seven who gallop down the pitch with the ball once the forwards have won it.
It’s 80 minutes of full contact fabulous sport, all about running, evading, passing, kicking, tackling and then – ah the drop goal to win a Rugby World Cup!
This is rugby at its best, with all the renowned discipline and sportsmanship and all the enjoyment that makes it special. It’s a game for everyone and there’s a team somewhere waiting for you. So grab your boots, they’ll make you welcome!