The weekend before last I went to Busan for my last rugby tournament. It was our best showing as a team I had a great time playing with the boys. After watching and practicing a lot of rugby I finally began to take that knowledge and apply it at gamespeed. For example, we were playing Busan and their outside centre, outside linebacker-ish, kept jumping to come after me and cut inside. Well, our flyhalf, comparable to a point guard, a New Zealander, saw that last week and told the inside center to loop me and break the line. I knew to cut inside and draw the aggressive defender with me, freeing the looping IC. Loui, the flyhalf, kicked a perfect grubber, a bouncing forward pass, the IC looped me, I cut inside drawing my defender, the IC easily broke the line and scored a beautiful try. The best part was the defender who followed me realized when Loui kicked the ball what happened and said, "Oh F*&k." Game over.
|Waiting to sub in.|
|Flyhalf getting ready to throw the ball.|
|And there he goes.|
|Filling my channel.|
|A fantastic day of rugby with some solid blokes. I couldn't have asked for a better team to join, nor wished for more support from the experienced guys.|
I will miss the guys and playing very much. I'm lucky to have learned how to play a great game from the people who spent their whole lives playing it. If rugby had been in East TN when I was growing up, I wouldn't have played anything else. Be sure to check out the team's website: Jeonnam Rugby.
Here are some links for proper rugby sites: Rugby Dump, Rugby Buzz, ESPNScrum and PlanetRugby to start.