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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.

Make your Move

Tue, 06 Nov 2018

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

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.

National Governing Bodies

Rugby Football Union

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General Enquiries
Contact Email
Contact Telephone
0871 222 2120

Castle Donington RUFC

Castle Donington Rugby Union Football Club currently runs sides for Primary and Secondary school aged boys and girls as well as Men. The club is a family friendly and family orientated club who prides itself on welcoming new people to its club.

Abbey Park

Includes an Outdoor Gym

Beaumont Leys School

Beaumont Leys is a vibrant school with a real heart and soul.'Things to be Proud of' sits at the heart of our values and ethos. We want to encourage a sense of increasing pride and aspiration in our students, as we continuously reflect our succe

Active Rutland

Rutland Local Sport Alliance (LSA) commonly known as Active Rutland acts as a key group in enabling key partners in sport, active recreation, health and physical activity in Rutland

Loughborough Grammar School (Boys 10-18)

Loughborough Grammar School is an all boys school ( 10-18) and is determined to provide opportunities for all abilities to represent the school in a wide range of sports.

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.


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


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