What is RUGBY?
Rugby comes in lots of shapes and sizes - much like those who play it. From 15s full contact Rugby Union played by the Bruisers' league team, 7s full contact played by the FLINTA* team to six-aside touch rugby, it's a sport that has a place for everyone.
At the Bruisers, we believe rugby is about bringing people together to enjoy a sport that, while physically demanding, is a lot of fun and helps you make friends for life. That's what our Intro to Rugby sessions hope to show you.
What will be covered?
In our Intro to Rugby day, we'll go over the basics of rugby to try and give you the best overview of how the game works.
We'll keep things simple while still making sure you have fun. If you enjoy it, you'll be welcome to join one of our teams to continue your journey.
Afterwards, some experienced players will be available to answer questions.
The Next Intro to RUGBY session will be:
MondaY, November 6th at 19:00
WHERE YOU CAN FIND US
Can I come along if I've never played rugby before?Absolutely. The Intro to Rugby sessions are for everyone, regardless of experience, ability, body type, sexual orientation or gender identity. We believe rugby is a game for all and the purpose of these sessions is to introduce you to the team and the game we love.
What do I need to bring?The most important things is a can-do attitude. However, we'd also suggest some good running shoes (we're not expecting you to have rugby boots quite yet), a bottle of water, snacks in case you get hungry and a hand towel in case you get sweaty. Templehofer Feld can get quite muddy so we suggest you don't bring anything you don't want to get dirty.
Do I need a mouthguard?Rugby can be played in many different ways. During the Intro To Rugby sessions we play touch rugby, which is low contact. That means you won’t be tackled. After the Intro to Rugby, you can join our league teams (Men's* and FLINTA*), which do full contact tackling and require a mouthguard or our touch Rugby Team (for all Genders) which does not.
Do I need specific insurance to play rugby?The Bruisers are insured through the Landessportbund (Haftpflichtversicherung und Unfallversicherung), but this only for serious injuries. For all other injuries, you have to have your own German health insurance. Taking part in rugby is something you do at your own risk, so you should take any additional precautions you feel suit your own personal needs.