Rugby and Fatherhood

“World Cup! World Cup! World Cup!”

The waiting is over. We are on the cusp of a superb sporting occasion. Over the course of the next six weeks this showcase will undoubtedly become a slug-fest, a stand-off and a shoot-out. Incredible displays of physical prowess, heart courage and mental fortitude await. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Rugby World Cup.

Eventually one team will be crowned world champions. Names will be cemented in rugby history and tales will be embellished in the sport’s folklore. However, the beauty of this particular game is that at it’s soul it is not really about that “defining” moment of glory at all. Rugby is about so much more.

This article begins to offer a few insights into the enduring appeal and wide reaching influence of the oval ball. Enjoy.



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