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konishewah
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So I'm due to start Oxford this October. I am interested in both of these sports but I'm curious to know which one is more social. By social I mean which one is ultimately more fun in terms of partying, getting wasted with the team. I'm joining starting one of these sports to have a good time and not necessarily compete to be the best. Any suggestions or advice?
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Rugby involves less 6am starts. I'd call that more social.
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Rugby seems more social to me - rugby boys I know have weekly drinks and go on 'tour' (i.e. booze cruise) abroad together each summer. But I don't think rugby does crew dates, which rowing does. :dontknow:
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My mate was part of the rowing squad at cambridge (his rowing abilities was the only reason he got in actually as he got 3 B's) and said it was brutal socially, they're so focussed on the varsity boat race that boozing/having fun is a big no no. I'm guessing rugby would be more laid back.
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Got a friend who trains with the blues rugby team and he still seems to go at it pretty hard when he goes out. I'm doing a preseason with U21s so will report back!
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(Original post by aidanftw)
My mate was part of the rowing squad at cambridge (his rowing abilities was the only reason he got in actually as he got 3 B's) and said it was brutal socially, they're so focussed on the varsity boat race that boozing/having fun is a big no no. I'm guessing rugby would be more laid back.
Yeah but presumably the OP is looking at college sport, rather than Varsity (which is brutal for all sports!!)

Rowing you tend to form better actual friendships - cos it's 8 of you training together all the time; but if you're just up for a night out every week then probably go for rugby. Most college rugby squads have a night out every week
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I'd prefer rowing myself, but if you want more social sport then i'd have to say rugby for you
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I found rugby a lot more sociable than rowing, which is why I ended up sticking with one and not the other.
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Rowing is way more sociable mate. Waking up at 6am and finishing sessions at 10pm is so fun when ur with the rowing boys. Plus rugby is so much more aggressive and less motivating.
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(Original post by Ivan Troyano)
Rowing is way more sociable mate. Waking up at 6am and finishing sessions at 10pm is so fun when ur with the rowing boys. Plus rugby is so much more aggressive and less motivating.
10 years old thread mate...
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