A’ight, I’ll just attempt to add a few things in general here to what I originally said.
At this moment, I am unsure if I was openside or blindside; it seemed to switch some times. However, for the majority of the half, I do believe I may have been the blindside flanker. I have practices on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week… I imagine I will know more then.
My first step will be to get the proper equipment. Stupidy, I showed up without a mouthguard. Luckily, nothing major was taken to the mouth. Secondly, I need to get a ball. And thirdly, is it recommended to get one of those helmet thingies? You know, the ones that seem to provide a little padding and cover the ears. A few guys had them, but the majority did not. I suppose it would be nice to keep my dashing, rugged good looks… (Okay, okay, I know; with and attitude like that, I don’t deserve to be a forward; it’s more for comic relief)
From the little I have done, passing and catching seem to be fairly easy. Hopefully that trend continues.
As to being thrown in at flaker from the get-go, I think that has to do with having a football background of O-Line and Linebacker (I think that also helps with the hitting technique; rugby tackling seems to resemble that of football). Another reason may be that there were a lot of young guys (18, 19)(okay, so I’m only 21, but those couple years can be huge) playing last night, and they would have been eaten alive. I would wager that the opposition outweighed our team by a good 20 lbs per person. I am only 6’, and a little over 180 lbs, but I think I’m solid, strong, and fast enough to be able to pull of this position.
I do like the idea of being in a position that is to be the first to the breakdown… That is pretty much what I wanted to do anyway. And yes, I was damn tuckered by the end… Flying about and constantly hitting can take a bit out of you.
Thanks for the tips and recommendations, guys. It’s appreciated.
I’m already pumped for next week’s action!