WHO ARE OUR social TEAm?
Our social team is for people who are relatively new to rugby or just want to play the game for fun - without competition. They train on Monday evenings.
Anyone can play for our social team regardless of gender identity and it's a great way to get a feel for the game and whether rugby is for you.
Our social team plays no contact (alongside the touch team) and focuses more on developing an understanding of the game as well as allowing players to make new friends.
Rodolfo started rugby in Italy in 2005 and moved into coaching in 2009.
He moved to Berlin in 2018 and was the coach of the Bruisers' league team for two years.
In his coaching career, he's obtained both Italian (level three) and German (DOSB - Trainer B) coaching licenses.
Training takes place at 7.00pm Mondays at:
Neue Krugallee 219, 12437 Berlin
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.