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Rugby union?

Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by Unseul, Aug 19, 2018.

  1. Cob

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 30, 2006

    Posts: 17,246

    Location: Antrim town

    That's how it's done :D
     
  2. Nate--IRL--

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 20, 2004

    Posts: 3,448

    Location: Dublin, Ireland

    What a game!

    Nate
     
  3. Random Guy Esq.

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 1, 2014

    Posts: 1,608

    Great game, great performance.
     
  4. neviditelny

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 15, 2015

    Posts: 753

    Been some pretty good matches this far in the Autumn series. Really great performance by Ireland as well.. wow..
     
  5. Unseul

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 18, 2018

    Posts: 391

    So 2 months ago I had to come off with a really bad shoulder, haven't trained much since, and with christmas, my fitness has tanked. Shoulder is now pretty much OK, though I've got some muscle pain in my armpit (I think), but suspect that's posture related. Played today and went fairly well in the scrums, shoulder held together which is good, bloody knackered though. Initially asked my coach for 20 mins at the end, but he suggested starting so I could come off if needed... Ended up playing 65, came off, then went back on 5 minutes later :D. Did very little around the pitch, but felt it went well, fitness will hopefully return.
     
  6. neviditelny

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 15, 2015

    Posts: 753

    That first game after some time off is always a harsh one. Due to work I've not played much but a few seasons ago I played a game and it took me about 3 days before I could walk properly again :D
     
  7. Unseul

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 18, 2018

    Posts: 391

    I'm going to ask my teammates if they saw the elephant that tap danced on my leg, because the bruises are clear but i don't remember it!

    Tonight/tomorrow will be the worst i suspect. Some ibuprofen before bed to get a good nights rest.
     
  8. tom_nieto

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 10,194

    Location: Birmingham

    Well done on getting back to it. Tomorrow will be the worst! I should try to plan my return... perhaps pre-season this summer and then start next season again.
     
  9. Stu

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 1,830

    Location: Wirral

    That was the point when I retired, when I was also effectively giving up Sunday to rugby because I was still recovering from Saturday.

    Third team captain accosted me the other day trying to convince me to play fly-half for them because they don't have a dedicated 10, and they have been promoted and are getting stuffed every weekend right now... not selling it to me!!!
     
  10. Unseul

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 18, 2018

    Posts: 391

    I already give up Sunday to rugby, coaching my boy. Good reason to get out and move a bit, probably helps with recovery.
     
  11. Stu

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 1,830

    Location: Wirral

    I coach my son's team now on a Sunday morning, but that started after I'd stopped playing myself.
     
  12. Unseul

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 18, 2018

    Posts: 391

    My wife warned me not to over do it at training... she knows me. New tighthead prop me, decided that I'm the right person to chase down the break in our touch rugby game. To be fair I surprised myself with how well I kept up with the nippy guy, and actually put enough pressure on that he dropped the ball over the line! Pulled my calf in the process though :(. Still, no game this weekend, so a chance to recover.
     
  13. Stu

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 1,830

    Location: Wirral

    Worth it! :D
     
  14. Unseul

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 18, 2018

    Posts: 391

    Absolutely! The problem was I then made a break about 5 minutes later, so obviously had to try and hit top speed again!