The 2015 Rugby World Cup kicks off today and it’s safe to say, we’re excited. Years of training and planning sees 20 teams come together today in a six week, 48 game extravaganza. Kicking off in Twickenham, ‘the home of English rugby’, the tournament will take place across the UK. In honour of this, we take a look at some of the similarities between recruitment and rugby; after all, what better day than the world cup launch day?
Rugby is a game founded on teamwork. Athletes of all shapes and sizes pull together to become a hard hitting, fast-paced and efficient team in a bid to destroy the opposition. Whatever the position, each player develops a specific skill which contributes to a particular aspect of the bigger game. For example, the hooker specialises at throwing the ball in the line out and ‘hooking’ the ball in a scrum to ensure he or she secures possession for their team.