Csun Men’s Rugby Team- Episode 4

Csun Men’s Rugby Team- Episode 4

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This club was started in 2011. I started off as a vice-president for about
a year. Then I moved up to being president, and that’s been going on for close to a
year now. The way we do our votes and elections is based
on popular votes players and some Alumni’s will choose and decide who is fit for the
position. Currently I play 8-Man. Basically we have 15-payers on the field. You have your forwards which are the stronger
guys, guys who will do the dirty work. Then you have the backs which are the faster,
tricky players who have tricks up their sleeves. Basically the 8-man is the link between the two, so
you kind of get to do a little bit of both. It’s a very key position on the field and
that’s where I play. When I came to CSUN and I found out they had
a Men’s Rugby club, I said cool there’s my opportunity. I was new at school, so I looked at it like
a great opportunity to get out there and meet more people and be more involved with student life and not
just going to class and going home. When a lot of people ask me what the big difference
is, I compare Rugby to having a problem and you’re given a toolbox it’s
up to you how to use your judgement and knowledge what tools to use in what situations and football
is more direct, you’re given a single role. Football is more like specialization. [MUSIC] Every number has its position. For example,
number 7 & 6 are flankers. They always at the ball, they always get to the rucks. Some of the challenges I face as a student
are maybe mostly time management. Even though the club only meets twice a week, we all have
to work. I would like to make an invitation for others
to join the club because I feel that we don’t have enough exposure on our team. And a lot
of people don’t know that we have a men’s rugby club. The difference between rugby, soccer, and
football is that a lot of people say it’s a combination of both. They’re completely
different, it’s not really a touchdown when you go into the end zone. You really have
to touch the ball down, it’s called a Try. It’s not a goal or anything. The field goals as you would say in football
are mostly penalty trys or extra points, like football. What motivated me to join Rugby was, I was
really looking for something to keep my intensity level up. I was looking for clubs, I considered many
other clubs like boxing but then I saw Rugby it caught me because coming from a football
background you just want to play physical games.

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