Choose Rugby


Choose a club. Choose a team. Choose a family. Choose a f*cking big prop; choose jumpers, tactics, big mean forwards and lightning fast backs. Choose good health, low blows, and dental insurance. Choose fixed stares and intimidating hakas. Choose a starting line-up. Choose a top-end scrum machine on hire purchase in a range of f*cking colours. Choose ICU and wondering where the f*ck you've woken up on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that icecold bench watching mind-numbing, spirit-enriching live matches, stuffing f*
ucking cold pies into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of the night, pishing your last in a miserable outhouse, nothing less than a legend to the selfish, f*cked-up brats you trained to replace yourself. Choose your future. Choose Rugby.


Escolha Rugby. Escolha um clube. Escolha um time. Escolha uma familia. Escolha um prop do c*ralho; escolha segunda-linhas, táticas, grandes e crueis forwards, e rápidos backs. Escolha uma boa saúde, golpes baixos, e o plano dental. Escolha olhares fixos e hakas intimidantes.
Escolha um ponto de partida line-up. Escolha seus amigos. Escolha agasalho e kitbags combinando. Escolha uma máquina potente de scrum comprada ou de alugada em uma gama de cores do c*ralho. Escolha UTI e se perguntando onde diabos você acordou numa manhã de domingo. Escolha sentar naquele banco assistindo entorpecido mentalmente, com espírito enriquecedor aos jogos ao vivo, estufando de tortas frias do c*ralho em sua boca. Escolha apodrecer no final da noite, xingando seu passado em uma casinha miserável, nada mais do que uma lenda para os egoístas, pirralhos f*dido você treinou para substitui-lo. Escolha o seu futuro. Escolha Rugby.

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Brazil represented at IRB event in London

Brazil was ranked among the top six national unions in use of the "RugbyReady" training program in 2010.

The Brazil Rugby Confederation's (CBRu) Director of Refereeing, and IRB certified trainer, Xavier Torres Veiga, was in London at the start of December. He was there to represent Brazil at a symposium dealing with reforms to the IRB's successful "RugbyReady" program.

Amongst those present were representatives from the six countries which made most use of "RugbyReady", namely England, Scotland, USA, Argentina, Brazil, and Wales. [WDR note: I'm unsure if the countries are ranked by order of RR presentations; they are not listed alphabetically.]

The agenda consisted of discussions of the present "delivery system" of RugbyReady, with case studies and feedback (both positive and negative) from the Unions, as well as suggestions to improve the program.  Two working parties were created, in order to suggest revisions for the program. 

A suggestion from the CBRu was to use different levels in RugbyReady [WDR: instead of the current 'one size fits all' approach]. When the meeting was informed that in Brazil, all rugby players are required to study (and gain certificates for) both RugbyReady and RugbyLaws before they are allowed to play the sport, all the delegates showed approval. Nick Scott of England's RFU indicated that they are thinking of enforcing the same mandatory study element in England.

The CBRu wants RugbyReady to have greater take-up rates worldwide. To strengthen this aim, Brazil suggested that the program's introduction could 'promote' the core values of rugby union, something which is also already well covered in Brazil by the separate Beginner's Guide (using material translated into Brazilian Portuguese), but which could be covered in the RugbyReady program instead.  This suggestion was accepted by the meeting. We do not want to lose sight of the view that RugbyReady is a program of "best practices", and as such ought to be subject to continual work and improvement.

The meeting also dealt with the topic of injuries to players/participants, which only reinforced the
approach taken in Brazil, namely that safety must always be the primary consideration. 

Going forward, in 2011 we need to continue the work of spreading the RugbyReady program.

Source :     22/12/2010 

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