Enjoy the New Rugby Season But Appreciate The Past


There’s an excitement in the air now that rugby season is upon us. For fans of the game, it’s the best time of the season. Watching new players, getting used to their styles and following a new coach all add to the sport and make it an electrifying event. There’s something for everyone with rugby!

Rugby 2016One of the greatest things about the game is its hiatus. Let’s face it, absence really does make the heart grow fonder. Although die-hard fans wish the season lasted all year long, it probably is a good marketing tool to take a break. Make ‘em really miss it!

It also helps the team to regroup and regenerate. The team focuses on their skills and hones them so on opening day, they are ready to go. This is the other thing fans love- seeing professionals do what they do best.

Nothing can beat the new season. It’s almost like time to start everything a new. Soon enough the normal happenings of the season will play out. Here come the injuries, the routine plays, the referee mistakes and of course, probably a few team scandals.

There’s another elephant in the rugby room: sports betting. Of course that’s on the way to taint the games. The bottom line is that rugby is big business and bookies are not going to miss out. Plus, the reality is players love to get in on the action as much as possible. Unfortunately, sports wagering is a part of that. Check out online bookmaker such as William Hill (http://sports.williamhill.com/bet/en-gb/betting/y/13/Rugby+League.html) and check out the odds that have been placed in the various results of this respected event. It makes sense- rugby is hugely popular and people want to get in on the game, even if they can’t physically participate.

It seems like fans are trying to constantly recapture the excitement of opening week by creating hype. It makes sense, but what about just enjoying the game in the moment? This is what really can give a fan that “charged” feeling. Or, how about looking back and appreciating what the sport already has been through? Just think of the World Cup games. Think of the loses like Jonah Lomu. Think of all the things that make up the sport- not just good and not just bad. Appreciate it as a whole for what it is.

Yes- it has its good points and its bad points, but the bottom line is that rugby is a happy addition to the sports scene. Just think of being at the top-of-the-season games and how much excitement the players can incite. Not only is the bad part of the game worth it, but fans will surely keep coming back for more time and time again. The great hope for rugby this year is that fans will be able to appreciate what is over, chalk their former experiences up to history and enjoy the present.


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