Sensory Stories #97: Rugby World Cup – When big, strong men get touchy

Posted: 12 September, 2023

By: Marieta du Toit

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Marieta shares her sensory insights whilst watching the Rugby World Cup in France this year.
“It was fascinating for me to see again how when a try is scored these masculine big bulky men run and hug each other, so much touch sense and that just got me thinking how interesting it is how a lot of us really use our senses when we want to connect with people, when we want to celebrate. It was really an eye opener to see instead of just congratulating by saying words to each other the players often revert to a touch, a hug which does say so much more.
I can’t wait to watch more of the rugby games and to see all the sensory strategies used during the games – and not only with the players but also the crowd!

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👩🏼‍🎓 Marieta qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1999 and has been living out her vocational passion since then: helping clients achieve happy, healthy and productive lives. She has been part of the Sensory Intelligence® team since 2017. Marieta has a special interest in combining neurology, sensory regulation and human behaviour in the modern world, thereby facilitating self-awareness and improved quality of life for clients. Due to the increase of stressors in people’s everyday lives, she enjoys guiding people towards better understanding of their own Sensory Matrix™ scores.

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