Madness in Mudville....

It was a misty, foggy day... the turf on the pitch was saturated… The temps hovered in the high 40’s  Yet the brave women of the Sly Devils did a practice battle… It was……a bit moist to put it mildly… but it was also the greatest time!! I got really used to my position early on  and made a couple of hard tackles… It was a little yuck at first but you soon learn mind over mud and just ruck, scrum and maul!!

And I made my first try!!!!  I was coming downfield when our prop passed the ball back to me…. Suddenly I had that slippery, muddy oval in my possession and I ran like a jackrabbit… I sensed a couple of ladies hoofing it behind me so I sidestepped and then I had a breakout and ran  the last 15 meters to the Try line… dove over the line just before their Hooker grabbed my thighs ah but too late sweetcakes… I had grounded the ball…. Yea!!  I missed the conversion kick by inches but oh well…   This was the most fun I have had in years!!  I made the first team!!…. Not that I doubted I wouldn’t…. But for a newbie… It was pretty darned good! ….13 is our new fly half and Rookie was shifted to being a wing by our captain … she has raw speed like a sprinter and that is essential for defense and attack so the three of us are part of the backs…. Wooo hooo!!   I have bruises on top of bruises but…. It was more honor than hurt…. I am so pumped!!  And Ziyi closed her eyes a couple of times when I was tackled  but was delighted to see how much I enjoyed it… although she really can not understand why I want to go out on a nasty day…. Run around in the muck and get filthy….. aha!  It’s a part of the game sweetie!!  Woo woo woo woo woo!!

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Comments (25)

  1. SEC

    Okay did Ziyi document this foray?

    January 22, 2017
    1. rebecca2013

      not with her eyes closed half the time… she shudder any time I was tackled or tackled someone else…. she is less thrilled about someone charging down and flipping you in the air and slamming you down on the ground than I……

      January 22, 2017
      1. SEC

        Oh darn, I was hoping to see you in action

        January 22, 2017
        1. rebecca2013

          I was in lots of action as a scrum half… it was mostly constant I am paying for the privilege today…. I have gigantic bruises… I think wearing a dress this week will be out of the question!!

          January 22, 2017
          1. SEC

            at least not short sleeved or length for sure but long sleeves and opaque stockings can cover a multitude of bruises

            January 22, 2017
            1. rebecca2013

              burlap comes to mind….

              January 23, 2017
  2. depressedgirl

    Oh my goodness. I could not take that.

    January 22, 2017
    1. rebecca2013

      it’s rough that is for sure

      January 22, 2017
  3. Munkyman

    Joy!

    January 22, 2017
    1. rebecca2013

      January 22, 2017
  4. Munkyman

    I dunno I still like field hockey women better, they can handle a stick. Oh I’m so very bad.

    January 22, 2017
    1. rebecca2013

      groan…..

      January 22, 2017
      1. Munkyman

        no need, I know how bad it was… it was so bad I couldn’t resist.

        January 22, 2017
        1. rebecca2013

          heheheh

          January 22, 2017
    2. Munkyman

      There’s also something about women who shoot skeet, I love a woman who can handle & enjoy a 12 gauge.

      January 22, 2017
      1. rebecca2013

        well I can shoot trust and believe

        January 22, 2017
        1. Munkyman

          I have no doubt.

          January 22, 2017
  5. Bettymom

    Oh, happy happy joy joy! First team! I feel like a proud mother.

    January 22, 2017
    1. rebecca2013

      awwwwww gracias Chica!!!

      January 22, 2017
      1. Bettymom

        You’re welcome, muddy girl. How do you know whose team is which when both sides are covered in mud??

        January 23, 2017
        1. rebecca2013

          oh it’s easy…. you always see a patch of jersey here and there

          January 23, 2017
  6. proto-gnostic

    Almost everything seems more fun in the mud.

    January 22, 2017
    1. rebecca2013

      very true!!

      January 22, 2017
  7. smitty45

    Sounds like you had a grand time haha

    January 22, 2017
    1. rebecca2013

      it was….. a mudfest!! but we had a blast!!! it will be so much better when it is warmer too hahahhaha

      January 22, 2017