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!!