Next to nothing.
A rugby club is set to celebrate Guy Fawkes night round a large TV after health and safety forced organisers to use footage of a bonfire rather than the real thing.
Organisers at Ilfracombe Rugby Club in Devon say they were put off having a real fire by the ”mountain” of paperwork and regulations set by council chiefs.
With a few exceptions, rugby players aren’t generally known for our ability to deal with mountains of paperwork. Or any other kind of work for that matter.
This is sad, yet ironically fitting.
I play rugby because it’s the greatest game in the world.
I play rugby because somebody has to.
I play rugby because I want to be a participant, not a spectator.
I play rugby because it makes me feel alive.
I play rugby because it makes me smile.
I play rugby because so many people built and maintain clubs to give me the opportunity.
I play rugby because refereeing rugby is way too hard.
I play rugby to learn life lessons about hard work, sacrifice, perseverance, and loyalty.
I play rugby for my teammates–past, present, and future.
I play rugby for the funny stories from road trips.
I play rugby because it makes beer taste better.
I play rugby because it’s too late to turn back now.
I play rugby because it’s given me so many great memories and friendships.
I play rugby to spite the bodies that govern the game. 😛
That’s almost enough for two full sides! I didn’t realize there were that many of us left. Who Owns the Haka? – Reason Magazine.