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Rugby League

Rugby Football League

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0844 477 7113

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Rugby World Cup Sevens

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 - Sun, 22 Jul 2018

What is Rugby League?

Rugby league is a full contact game, played by two teams of 13 players.

It is one of the two major codes of rugby football, the other being rugby union. Players on field are divided into forwards and backs. Each position has a designated number, 1 to 13. Numbers 14 to 17 are given to players starting on the bench, who will come into the game as substitutes for other players who are injured, in need of a rest, or less suited to the coach's strategy for that particular phase of the game.

Rugby league is played in more than 30 countries, though it is most commonly played in the United Kingdom (predominantly northern England) Australia and New Zealand.


  • Improves speed, agility, strength improved hand-eye coordination.
  • There is also a good social scene as a result of it being a team based sport.


Costs will vary across the country from club to club.


  • Boots
  • Rugby Ball
  • Headguard
  • Mouthguard


Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.

Local Programmes

Trans World Educational Experiences

Trans World (TWEDEX) are one of the biggest providers of sports tours, aimed to educate, empower and inspire the minds of young people.

Your Local Sport & Physical Activity Alliance

A Local Sport & Physical Activity Alliance (LSA) is a collection of people who have a desire to develop and promote sport and physical activity in their locality.

Local Contacts

David Butler

Midlands Regional Development Officer

Rugby Football League


  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Leicestershire County Council
    British Heart Foundation
    County Sport Network
  • Age UK L&R
    Rutland County Council
    Sport England
    Loughborough University
  • Leicester City Council
    Melton Borough Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Equality Standard
    East Midlands Platform
  • Blaby District Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
    Harborough District Council


  • Sport England
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • County Sport Network
    Blaby District Council
  • Loughborough University
    Leicester City Council
  • Age UK L&R
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Rutland County Council
  • Melton Borough Council
    Equality Standard
  • British Heart Foundation
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Harborough District Council
    East Midlands Platform
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Safeguarding