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A life after retiring/playing rugby - What is there? 
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So open for discussion. What do players do after retiring from the sport apart from coaching?


Sun May 13, 2018 5:27 pm
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TrueGrit wrote:
So open for discussion. What do players do after retiring from the sport apart from coaching?


The more successful ones become after dinner speakers...

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Post Re: A life after retiring/playing rugby - What is there?
Media pundits, sports agents and fitness trainers seem to be popular careers for ex pro players.


Sun May 13, 2018 6:49 pm
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Post Re: A life after retiring/playing rugby - What is there?
Become x player's usually , did you mean the top level player's or local club men.

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Mon May 14, 2018 9:31 am
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Post Re: A life after retiring/playing rugby - What is there?
Surpising how many ex players, from English clubs at least, end up in the City.


Mon May 14, 2018 12:12 pm
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jimcardiff wrote:
Become x player's usually , did you mean the top level player's or local club men.



An answer for both would be good. Some at club level don't know what to do once they retired. What do they do to fill the gap.? Not everyone can become a coach . Take up a new hobby? I can think of plenty of things to do after I finished playing and have an active social life outside rugby with a few pastimes.


Wed May 16, 2018 5:55 am
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Post Re: A life after retiring/playing rugby - What is there?
Adding to that. An active player with a small club would train say 2 nights a week and the match day Saturday. So after retirement that would be looking for something to do.


Wed May 16, 2018 6:05 am
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Even after injury forced my retirement from lower club rugby, (I ended up in Harringey 3rd team.) Broken ribs twice in the season.
I found it really hard to realise that I wasn't going to play again , at any level.


Wed May 16, 2018 9:52 pm
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Old Fart wrote:
Even after injury forced my retirement from lower club rugby, (I ended up in Harringey 3rd team.) Broken ribs twice in the season.
I found it really hard to realise that I wasn't going to play again , at any level.




What did you do to replace the gap not filled by rugby?


Thu May 17, 2018 6:06 pm
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Tended bar at my home club. Also helped some friends who owned a pub when they noticed shortages in the till.
I sat at the bar every day, they didn't know who I was & finally I spotted the barmaid taking a fiver from her husband & giving him change for a tenner.
She was surprised when I walked behind the bar & frog marched her out. Her husband was going to interfere until I told him the police were on the way to arrest her.


Fri May 18, 2018 7:41 pm
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Old Fart wrote:
Tended bar at my home club. Also helped some friends who owned a pub when they noticed shortages in the till.
I sat at the bar every day, they didn't know who I was & finally I spotted the barmaid taking a fiver from her husband & giving him change for a tenner.
She was surprised when I walked behind the bar & frog marched her out. Her husband was going to interfere until I told him the police were on the way to arrest her.



Great. You need to get out more bud! :cheers:


Fri May 18, 2018 9:45 pm
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TG, I am now retired in Florida enjoying my golf & getting as much rugby as I can on my computer.
It's a wonderful life. :thumbright: :thumbright: :thumbright:


Sat May 19, 2018 12:36 am
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Old Fart wrote:
TG, I am now retired in Florida enjoying my golf & getting as much rugby as I can on my computer.
It's a wonderful life. :thumbright: :thumbright: :thumbright:


Golf are you serious . That's as bad as watching football :cheers:


Sat May 19, 2018 6:00 pm
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I don't watch, I play.


Sat May 19, 2018 7:19 pm
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Old Fart wrote:
I don't watch, I play.


Motocross I do. A Golf course would make a fine venue for a dirt bike. :thumbup:


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