There are only so many drills you can do on your own and finally getting to run lines, test my hands, hit/clear rucks, and practice tackles was pretty much awesome. My double-leg and single-leg takedowns (which are the only real wrestling I ever developed, aside from my front-headlock) will translate perfectly into rugby tackles, which is a great comfort since that is a lot of what 7s do. The coaches were super kind and everyone was more than happy to help me if I just asked, making a pretty great learning environment for a new player.
Also, it was good to test my cleats on turf. With mild compression socks I developed one of the nastiest blisters I've ever had, being so irate that the fluid in it was sanguineous.
This is the morning after first draining.
Also note the cleat mark on my ankle. It sucks, and I'm not exactly sure what position I was in to make it happen. Guessing I just took the ball into contact and the first man over me to clear the ruck stepped on it? Odd stuff.
Either way, my love for this sport is confirmed.