We seem to get a lot of posts in the introduction section from people who are returning to playing, far more than we get from beginners. I had a 30 year break and most of our back row have had long breaks. Just curious as to a) Why people stopped in the first instance and b) how they came back. I stopped playing in the 80s, and without going into details, I was in my teens and the 80s were a time when Saville and Harris were household names. I didn't want to stop playing as I still loved the playing, but circumstance dictated otherwise. I came back because my son started playing in a youth band, I filled in occasionally if they were short on numbers, then got asked to help the main band over Christmas and before I knew it they had me signed up.