The Family atmosphere, the comradery, the social side!
I had always wanted to see if I was able to play rugby. And so the opportunity presented itself, and I have enjoyed almost every minute of it. My standout memory was when we played a 2's game with thirteen players, in the rain and cold, against a full fifteen, and we won the game 47-43. The feeling while walking off that field was one you can't achieve or experience in any other way. Moreover, the friends and stories will last you a lifetime.
No, I was a Gaelic Football convert, so I found the relative lack of violence quite refreshing.
Fitness, community, social, sport, cracking fundraisers, great tours, great sevens, great sevens tours, the court sessions, and the curry.