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Rugby Union

Rugby union is a contact sport where aim is to use the ball to score more points than the other team.

An Overview of Rugby Union

You can run with the ball, kick it and pass it, but passing the ball forwards is not allowed.

There are several ways to score points.

  • A try - five points are awarded for touching the ball down in your opponent's goal area.
  • A conversion - two points are added for a successful kick through the goalposts after a try
  • A goal kick - three points are awarded for a penalty kick or drop goal through the posts


From scrummaging to tackling, to sprinting with the ball, this can be a high intensity workout that will boost both your fitness and your strength.


Costs will vary across the country from club to club.


  • Boots
  • Rugby Ball
  • Headguard
  • Mouthguard

Find Rugby Union Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Connect | Watch | Take Part

Fri, 20 Jul 2018

Leicestershire and Leicester's amazing sporting offer.

Make your Move

Tue, 06 Nov 2018

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GO GOLD Funding Programme

The aim of GO GOLD is to support talented young athletes, including those athletes who are being recognised by their National Governing Bodies as being our future Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth

Return to Rugby

England Rugby and Lewis Moody want you to get back in the game and Return to Rugby.

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Rugby Football Union

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0871 222 2120

Eshelby Leisure

Eshelby Leisure Limited provides schools, children, adults and the community with innovative programmes including Play Touch Rugby League and Football Leisure Leagues. Plus much much more.

Sir Jonathan North Community College

Sir Jonathan North Community College is an Outstanding all girls College based in Leicester.

Leicester Forest RFC

A Community based Rugby Football Club.
Offering Senior Rugby / Veterans / Colts
Youth Section From Under 6's to Under 16's
Girls rugby Under 13's / 15's / 18's

Melton Sports Village

Set in Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire, Waterfield Leisure Centre offers the local community a place to engage in the latest activities.

Robert Smyth Academy

Robert Smyth Academy

Summer Touch Rugby For All

Summer Touch Rugby For All

The summer sessions will provide a fun way to keep fit whilst offering newbies a chance to give rugby a try whilst offering experienced players a chance to work on their handling skills.

All players are asked to complete the appropriate form for their age group.

Stoneygate Mini Rugby

Stoneygate Mini Rugby

Stoneygate Mini Rugby is available for children training under 6 to under 14/15.

Rugby Football Foundation - Helping Hand Grants

Provides a mechanism for rugby clubs to apply for a small grant

Rugby Football Foundation - Groundmatch Grants

Provides easy-to-access grant funding for capital projects which contribute to the recruitment and retention of community rugby players.

Rugby Football Foundation: Groundmatch Grants

The Groundmatch Scheme provides easy-to-access grant funding for capital projects which contribute to the recruitment and retention of community rugby players.

Wooden Spoon: The Children’s Charity for Rugby

Their main beneficiaries are under 25 years of age and disadvantaged by way of physical or mental disability or social deprivation – or any combination of the three. Please ensure you read the Wooden Spoon project criteria before applying.

Interest Free Loans

Rugby Football Foundation’s Interest Free Loan scheme provides up to £100,000 in an interest free loan to capital works to clubs at level 4 and below.

Rugby Head Coach - Dereham Rugby Club

Lead on the planning and delivery of the club training sessions and matches to achieve the agreed squad and player development outcomes, ensuring training is engaging for all.


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  • H&B LSA
    Melton LSA
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    Sport England
  • Equality Standard
    Harborough LSA
  • Active Leicester
    O&W LSA
  • Active Rutland
  • Charnwood LSA
  • Active Partnerships
    Blaby LSA