Rugby Warriors who stand firm and tell the weather to do it’s worst because Rugby doesn’t care.
Last weekend it rained, then rained some more, continued raining and finished with some more rain. It focused the mind a little on the strong tradition in Rugby of ignoring the weather. No doubt care must be taken, a rock hard icy pitch can be lethal, and any player who has been at the bottom of a ruck face down in a pool of standing water will tell you it stops being fun very quickly. There are certainly situations and conditions that demand respect and player safety should always be the priority.
Dangerous conditions aside, rugby does not stop because of the weather, it’s a badge of honour for players to take to the pitch in weather no one would go out in, once there, we don’t leave the field because it’s raining, hailing or snowing
It’s a good lesson to learn, sometimes you have to ignore the wind and the rain and get on with it. If the conditions are bad then the team that decides to ignore it will have a good chance against a team that would plainly rather be in the warm bar.
So we wanted to send our best to all those cold, wet, mud soaked players, who would have to be dragged from a pitch before allowing bad weather to end a game……
We salut the 1000s of Players who play every week in all weathers, from all sections of the game, true Rugby Warriors who stand firm and tell the weather to do it’s worst because Rugby just doesn’t care.