Ben Cima: My MLR Trick-Shot
Over the past few days rugby fans around the World have been going crazy over trick-shots performed by MLR players across the states. MLR (Major League Rugby) is a professional Rugby Union Tournament set to launch in the next few weeks. I recently interviewed Ben Cima, 22, who performed an outrageous trick-shot which has since been shared on thousands of social media platforms across the Globe! Here's what Ben had to say to GRM.
1. Tell us a little bit of background about yourself.
"My name is Ben Cima, I was born in Buenos Aires Argentina but lived in DC for fifteen years before moving to San Diego".
2. What is the MLR trick-shot challenge?
"My friend Zach did a little trick shot with the caption 'any takers?' So I went on to make up the #MLRtrickshotchallenge. It was just something to create some buzz about the season to come".
3. What skills do you think are key when it comes to kicking?
"I think kicking comes down to consistent body control, timing and rigorous practice. Anyone can kick, its not rocket science. it just takes thousands of hours of practice".
4. How long did it take you to perfect your trick-shot?
"I actually did it two days before, not on film, I already mastered the flick up in High School but it probably took around 10 minutes!"
5. Why should more Americans get involved in Rugby?
"I think its a sport that is unlike any other sport in the United States in a very positive way. It also has all the elements and American Audience would love to see! It's just a case of learning the rules!"
6. What is next for Ben Cima?
"Plenty more tick-shots to come!"
Thanks for speaking to GRM! All the best with the MLR launch and your season with San Diego!
Written by Shawn Boatin