Winning is a drug. As powerful as any addiction, as ferocious as any disease of the mind or body, it removes all ailments for those of us dedicated to besting the competition no matter the price and becomes a craving. There is no pain in victory, no regret, no remorse either. There is only the sweet rapture of walking off the field victorious, alive in the depths of the soul that you have conquered an adversary. It brings us an immeasurable level of comfort and surrounds us with the satisfaction of great achievement. It staves away the bitter disappointment of losing and hides the physical pain of flesh and bone. It is an addiction that we ache to feel again. For when we do, the aches and pains go away. Wear your Nothing Hurts rugby t-shirt with pride.