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Rugby Union

What is Rugby Union?

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

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

Benefits

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

Costs will vary across the country from club to club.

Equipment

  • Boots
  • Rugby Ball
  • Headguard
  • Mouthguard

Campaigns

Make your Move

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!

Watch top level sport in Leicester-Shire

Leicestershire and Leicester's amazing sporting offer.

Local Programmes

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day.

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

School Games (Leicester-Shire & Rutland)

A unique opportunity to motivate and inspire young people to take part in more competitive school sport.

Your local Physical Activity, Sport & Health Team

Delivering programmes to support you to become more active.

National Programmes

O2 Touch

O2 Touch offers players the lighter side of Rugby. Fast paced, skillful, non contact and for any ability O2 Touch gives you the chance to play hard, learn new skills and have fun

Return to Rugby

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

Partners

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

Partners

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