This past weekend I watched my first ever Rugby match. Two matches, actually. Though not full games it gave me a great appreciation for the game and the players! It was the players who drew me to watch from the sidelines -- rugged, manly, sweaty and showing no fear whether it came to running the throwing themselves into a dogpile, hoisting a teammate for a line-out or leaping on a sprinter and dragging him to the ground. All with very little, to no padding. It was awesome to behold!
I was itching to sketch some of the more provocative aspects of the game. The line-out is put into play when a ball goes out of bounds. Members from each team are hoisted into the air by men front and back of them. The ball is tossed in-between the two players and whichever team grabs the ball puts it back into play.
If you don't know anything about Rugby, as was my situation until last week, wait until you see what's involved in a Scrum!
I'll tell you this -- Scrum rhymes with Bum! Yum!
Happy Spring, everyone! *
*Or Happy ______ whatever season you are currently enjoying!