Rugby for Dummies. Yes, You

A version of this story – a far better one – first appeared at backpagelead.com.au

At least one player in every team must resemble a caveman.Photo by Milos Lekovic, courtesy of WaratahsRugby

At least one player in every team must resemble a caveman.Photo by Milos Lekovic, courtesy of WaratahsRugby

Hey, rugby is complicated but so is marriage. Didn’t stop you trying that at least once did it?

Look, you don’t have to love it to give it a go – rugby or marriage I guess – but quite possibly you’ll be better for the experience (rugby).

Yet many of my good American friends and, frankly, a hell of a lot of you uncouth Australians have little idea about the game and its benefits.

Greetings

Thanks for glancing at the site. Here’s the short story: I’m an Australian writer and journalist based in New York.

In a professional capacity I currently write, predominately, about film and music and the people involved in the arts but in the past I’ve been a business and finance writer and editor, covered sports around the world and reported on politics and major news events. I’m also engaged in writing non-fiction books and have worked extensively as a scriptwriter and consultant, especially in children’s film.