The Kit Bag

Rugby is a pretty easy sport to play.  Generally, all you need to step out onto the pitch and have a good time is a willingness to learn the ropes, the intestinal fortitude to take a couple of bumps and bruises, and the good sense (or lack thereof, depending…) to keep showing back up.

That said, there are a couple of things you can add to your inventory (your ‘kit’ bag) that can help to elevate your game to the next level.

First off, get yourself a ‘gum shield’, AKA a Mouth Guard.  Concussions are no fun, and West Pot would really like to keep your pearly whites in their existing format and arrangement.  While you’re at it, get a few.  They tend to fly out at the most inopportune moments, so it’s a good idea to have back-up.

Next, a good pair of Rugby Shorts are essential.  They’re not like regular shorts; they’re made of a coarser, stiffer material than gym shorts that allows for some of the more advanced rugby maneuvers (line-outs, scrums, etc.).  Also, they’re reinforced in all the important areas to withstand the pulling and tugging you’ll experience during the course of the game.

Then, a good pair of cleats, or ‘boots’, can really make a difference.  There are a number of different types of spikes on the market.  Depending on your position, you might want a pair with High-Ankle Support.  However, there’s lots of different types.

Lastly, we have a whole line of West Potomac apparel available for purchase on our online store. This includes men’s t-shirts, women’s tank tops, baseball caps, beanies, warm up jackets, and more.

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This week, West Pots Man of the Match jacket was earned by lock Tracy Denholm, and West Pot Player of the week went to flank Ryan Hopkins. Well earned, gents! 

This weekend​ West Potomac RFC travels on an international goodwill mission, exporting much-needed bravado and freedom to our neighbors to the north, as the club takes part in the Monty Head Tournament of Champions in Toronto, Canada.

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