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WATCH: Michigan State women’s club rugby brings out the competitive fire in newcomers

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Ian Gilmour
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Ian Gilmour

Most of MSU’s women’s club rugby athletes have not played the growing sport until they get to college. It’s a big learning curve, but team bonding makes everyone feel at home on the pitch.

The sport of rugby is not for everybody. It’s rough, violent, requires a lot of strength and conditioning, and most Michigan State students have never played it before.

Those are just details to be managed by the women who play club rugby for MSU. The sport is growing quickly, and MSU’s club team is surging too.

WKAR’s Current Sports checks in with the Spartans rugby club and sees how the team is doing.

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