A Quick Six from Spring Sports Senior Ryan Cash

Senior Ryan Cash is a member of the local community-based rugby team.

Senior Ryan Cash is a member of the local community-based rugby team.

Kolby Doyle, Staff Reporter

A community-based team certified through USA Rugby, a good number of Rocks picked up the ball this year after a season stopped by COVID-19. Senior Ryan Cash answered a few questions about his rugby career. 

Q: Why did you choose to play rugby?

A: Honestly, I was tired of not doing anything and rugby sounded fun. I’d thought about playing freshman year, but I thought I was too small and would get killed. The week after the first game, (captain) Nolan (Rice) showed up to math with a broken leg after telling my class “not a lot of people get hurt.”

Q: How do you feel about the new players on your team and about the upcoming rugby season?

A: I feel pretty good about the new players we have. We have a variety of guys from freshmen to seniors that have never played, as well as guys from schools other than Trinity.

Q: What team is your biggest opponent and how will you work to beat them? 

I think the most important (reward) is the deeper connection I’ve made with my teammates. I was friends with a lot of them already, but now we’re friends and teammates.”

A: Our biggest opponent this year is probably going to be Avon. They dominate high school rugby almost every year. Our plan to beat them is to outwork them. If we can be the most conditioned team on the field, I think we’ll have a good shot against them.

Q: Will rugby influence your decision on where you go to college?

A: I’m not sure if it will or not yet. It’s in the back of my head, but I’m just going to see how this season goes.

Q: Who is your team’s biggest X factor?

A: We’re still early in the season, but I think the X factor is gonna be our captain, Nolan (Rice). I don’t think he’s about to put the team on his back, but he’s someone that can lead the team and someone we all rally around.

Q: What are the rewards of playing rugby?

A: There’s a lot I have gotten out of rugby, but I think the most important is the deeper connection I’ve made with my teammates. I was friends with a lot of them already, but now we’re friends and teammates.