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Rugby Breaks Down the New Season

Kinsey McCarthy, Staff Writer

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Harpeth Rugby partnering with players from Independence, Centennial and Franklin has bolted from the blocks at a 31 in the nation ranking.

They won their first regular-season match at 48-10.

Last weekend, the team played in the Nash Bash, a national rugby tournament held in Nashville. “We beat the three-time state champions from New Jersey,” Senior Spencer Bennett said. They also beat the Little Rock, Arkansas team. These wins secured them with the 31 national ranking.

While Indy students are more familiar with football, rugby differs because players do not wear pads. “It is a lot different when you see somebody’s face. It’s a lot more personal than football,” said Bennett.

The sport is rougher, and not many athletes can take the intensity of the play. Bennett continued that he likes rugby better than football because everyone can score, not just the running back or wide receiver.

Team members are excited and hopeful for another great season.

“Rugby is the most intense sport that I’ve ever played. When I played football, my adrenaline wasn’t pumping as much, but when I play rugby my adrenaline is always pumping,” Bennett, says.

“Rugby is a great sport. There is no better feeling than running the ball down the field, and scoring or making a big tackle. I’ve played for the past three years, and it’s great. I’m excited about this year’s season,” Zack Aldredge, senior.

Indy freshman Josh Ebert also plays for Harpeth Rugby.

Harpeth Rugby has had very good seasons the past three years, and the team hopes to keep up the streak. The team has won two state championships and second place at The Tennessee Cup Title.

Make sure to check out this year’s rugby season, at Crockett Park in Brentwood.

 

 

 

 

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