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. The store opens briefly in Spring and Fall every year.

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3 days ago

West Potomac Rugby

A great day of rugby...West Potomac RFC won 16-12 over Washington Renegades. We started slow conceding all 12 points in the first 15-20 minutes. The pack pace picked up; the backs had some great breaks; multi-phase rugby with ball control...battled through a second half where we had 2 players yellow carded and played 13v15 for about seven minutes.

Best wishes for healing to Jason (broken nose), Scott (hamstring and then some), and the Hoover eyebrow gash. Congrats to Woody for his 1st rugby game!
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A great day of rugby...West Potomac RFC won 16-12 over Washington Renegades.  We started slow conceding all 12 points in the first 15-20 minutes.  The pack pace picked up; the backs had some great breaks; multi-phase rugby with ball control...battled through a second half where we had 2 players yellow carded and played 13v15 for about seven minutes.

Best wishes for healing to Jason (broken nose), Scott (hamstring and then some), and the Hoover eyebrow gash. Congrats to Woody for his 1st rugby game!Image attachment

2 weeks ago

West Potomac Rugby

Tomorrow, please come out and enjoy all-u-can-eat roasted pig,sides and craft beer with our generous friends @RocklandsBBQ. Your full $25 donation benefits DC Firefighters Burn Foundation! ... See MoreSee Less

Tomorrow, please come out and enjoy all-u-can-eat roasted pig,sides and craft beer with our generous friends @RocklandsBBQ. Your full $25 donation benefits DC Firefighters Burn Foundation!

2 weeks ago

West Potomac Rugby

This past Saturday, West Potomac RFC took to the pitch against Severn River RFC to kick off the Fall 2017 XV season. WPRFC played a strong game, but unfortunately came up a bit short, losing 26-21 to a strong Severn River team. West Pot rallied to win the B-Side match (and the social!). West Pot tries came from Albert Tejera, Jordan Quantock, and Tracy Denholm, with three tough conversions made by Yiğit Aytaç. WPRFC's Men of the Match were Tyler Fish (A) and Scott Higgins (B). West Pot returns to the pitch to take on the Washington Renegades Saturday, September 23rd. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

West Potomac Rugby

Ruck over! #rugby #nova And the return of Chad Bartlett to the pitch... ... See MoreSee Less

Ruck over! #rugby #nova And the return of Chad Bartlett to the pitch...

 

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