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The life of a Rugby Mum – Episode 8

Well following a lovely week in the sun in Lanzarote my rugby dude was away to Thanet Wanderers RFU this week and boy was I feeling the difference in the weather!

We spent much of our time discussing our various ways of keeping warm whilst watching our respective rugby kids!  It was established that we have various grades of coat, this ranges from the lightweight waterproof, all the way through to the heavy duty all weather, furry hooded, fleece lined kind of coat that resembles a sleeping bag!

How much a good hat is essential, along with gloves – usually thermal!  Then I mentioned that I also use hand and foot warmers which some of the other Mums hadn’t thought of, another Mum suggested maybe we should tuck a hot water bottle into our coats!  Do you get the impression we all feel the cold?  Maybe we should design a rugby ball hot water bottle cover?

Actually, BeRugby mentioned sourcing some Rugby Mum merchandise maybe the hot water bottle cover could be an option?  Along with thermal socks, gloves, hats, scarves, hoodies…….you can see where I’m going with this!

Winter is most definitely here, it wasn’t so long ago our club looked like this;

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Now I know this isn’t traditional rugby weather but you have to admit it beats the driving rain, the wind, the dark clouds and the cold!

I did want to put some pics in of my fellow rugby Mum’s but they all seem to be a bit camera shy!  I’ll see if I can get some over the course of the season, they are after all part of my rugby family!

Rugby mumAnyway, even though we weren’t in the country and missed a week’s ‘proper’ training, my rugby dude still insisted on doing some training whilst we were away.  His words were “I’m missing rugby, I need to play some rugby!”, of course I was in trouble as I hadn’t packed a rugby ball, because of course that should have been the first thing in the case! So he got me to buy a rugby ball whilst we were out there and we played ‘pool’ rugby!  Then he took it upon himself to issue a plank challenge!

I declined this time round, I’m on holiday! 

Happy holidays were had! It seems you can never escape rugby!  But then would you really want to?

British and Irish Lions Rugby
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Win a copy of the British and Irish Lions Uncovered Blu-Ray

This awesome film is out now and BeRugby has copies just for you. Enter the competition below and be in with a chance of winning!

Maro Itoje and Courtney Lawes celebrate winning 1/7/2017

Maro Itoje and Courtney Lawes celebrate winning 1/7/2017. Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

To celebrate the release of The British & Irish Lions Uncovered, available now on Digital, Blu-Ray and DVD, we are giving away 3 copies of the film on BLU-RAY.

The official film shows the behind the scenes of the 2017 New Zealand tour, following the England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales rugby teams as they come together to complete what many billed “Mission impossible”. This is the next chapter in the Lions saga following the 2013 Lions Raw tour.

Over two hours of unseen footage shows the tension in the coaches’ box on match day as the Lions bounce back from the 1st Test defeat at New Zealand’s Eden Park fortress, to win the 2nd Test in Wellington before the finale back in Auckland.

Watch the Lions receive a formal challenge from 500 Maori warriors at the famed Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the birthplace of New Zealand, and hear them respond with songs from their homelands.

Determined to live out the Lions values on and off the field, the squad visited schools, hospitals and communities everywhere they went, and were made welcome all over New Zealand.

With unrestricted access to every meeting and training session, where players wore microphones for the first time, the team bus and even choir practice, see and hear the players as you have never before.

To win a copy of this must-watch sports film, just answer the question below:

How many Rugby teams make up the British & Irish Lions?

  1. 3
  2. 4
  3. 5

Send your answers to info@berugbymagazine.com by the closing date of  13/12/2017. Winners will be contacted by email and a copy will be sent in plenty of time for Christmas! Good luck.

Sam Warburton speaks to the team before the game

Sam Warburton speaks to the team before the game 13/6/2017. Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Leicester Tigers Rugby
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Possibly the best kids rugby competition ever!

Competition Time! BeRugby and Leicester Tigers have teamed up to offer our readers an amazing opportunity.

One lucky reader will get to join us at Welford Road, the home of Leicester Tigers, where you will help us to  interview a player. This will definitely be a day to remember. We will take photos to record the whole experience, plus there will be stash and autographs for you to collect and remember the day by. As if that isn’t enough we will them publish your interview in BeRugby magazine for you to read and keep forever.

If you love rugby then don’t miss out, enter now and you can be a BeRugby Journalist for a day!

All you have to do is fill out our form in the November Edition of BeRugby magazine and include one question that you would like to ask a professional rugby player. Send it to us and we will pick the best one as our winner. Simple!

More details will be provided nearer the time. We can’t wait to read your questions.

Any queries then pop us an email at info@berugbymagazine.com we love to chat to our rugby mad readers.

Jonny May Leicester Tigers Rugby

Rules and conditions of entry (The boring bits)

Entrants must be between 5 and 13 years old and accompanied by an adult (Parent or Guardian)

Only original copies of the entry form will be accepted (no photocopies or replicas)

Only one entry per person.

Entrants must be able to get to Welford Road, Leicester. BeRugby will pay the travel costs for the entrant and one adult up to a maximum of £100. (receipt to be provided)

Entries must be received by the closing date of 10/12/2017

The date of the prize will be agreed with the winner, us and Leicester Tigers so that it suits all involved.

Head to https://www.leicestertigers.com/ and check out the Tigers.

 

 

Rugby Mum
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The life of a Rugby Mum – Episode 7

I’ve started drafting this blog three times now, let’s hope it’s third time lucky! I was going to rant about the recent suggestion that contact rugby be banned in schools, I ended up boring myself, I think we all know what my opinion is. Then I started writing about how I’d been roped in to help at the club and that was turning into a whinge and I don’t do moaning, so I sent both those drafts to the trash. Let’s face it there’s enough doom and gloom in the world without me adding to it by moaning.

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Rugby Mum
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The life of a rugby mum. Episode 6.

So, the 2017/18 season is well and truly underway!  It feels so good to be back, although time off was good, I do miss the rugby crowd when we’re not there.

This season is going to be a bit strange for me because I have decided to embark on a new venture, a venture which was inspired by my rugby dude and my amazing sports therapist, Erin Rose, I am going to be training as a Sports Therapist.

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Yorkshire Carnegie rugby
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Great news! BeRugby forms partnership with Yorkshire Carnegie RFC

BeRugby are happy to announce our partnership with Yorkshire Carnegie RFC community department. This is a great opportunity to use rugby and our magazine to encourage reading in young people. We have always been big supporters of helping children who are struggling with reading and this was one of the many reasons we started BeRugby.

Yorkshire Carnegie has a strong community and youth ethos so they are the perfect club for us to work with and continue to encourage playing rugby in young people. We wish them all the best in this years Championship.

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Robshaw Quins rugby
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The healthy mentality of the professional rugby player

Another great article from our young writer Arun! He delves into what a healthy player needs to be thinking about over and above merely training hard.

As players started to turn their minds to the eagerly awaited Premiership & Championship kick-off. Most of them are just finishing a term known as “pre-season”, an action undertaken by clubs from levels 1 to 10. Pre-Season is a process where players will get back into game day shape and go through around 5 weeks of out and out strength & conditioning fitness work, before they switch to more gameplay focused work. Players will work both in the gym and on the field to try and get the edge on their opponents for the forthcoming season.

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Rugby Mum
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The life of a rugby mum. Episode 5.

So here it is my first blog of the 2017/18 season, only seems like yesterday I was writing my last one of the 2016/17 season!  My Sunday morning lay in will be a distant memory before I know it, oh sorry it already is!

So, for us the season started early as my dude had the opportunity to attend a three-day Harlequins Community Training Camp.  Now ordinarily I wouldn’t mind but our road has a partial road closure, this however, means that my normal ten-minute drive to our club doubles. I must say that this is now becoming slightly irritating. Still, ten weeks down, two to go!

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