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How to Know When Your Kid’s Ready to Play Rugby

And how to know when YOU’RE ready for your kid to play rugby

The player about to hit the ground hard? My son.

As I’ve mentioned previously, rugby is not for the faint of heart. It’s for the fast, strong, tough types who enjoy tackling and being tackled — in nothing more than a tee-shirt and shorts.




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Susan McCorkindale

Susan McCorkindale

Rugby mom, soccer mom, author, hopeless optimist. Reach me at

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