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Rugby Union

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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

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

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

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

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.

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

Contact Name
General Enquiries
Contact Email
enquiries@therfu.com
Contact Telephone
0871 222 2120

Ivanhoe College

Specialist Technology College in North West Leicestershire

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University is ranked amongst the UK's greenest universities in the Green League for our environmental commitment. We have 28,000 students (HESA 2011 / 12) and have invested £350 million since 2003 across our three campuses to create an i

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy is an all through school. We have a wide range of sporting opportunities for all students in the Primary and Secondary phases. The school also welcomes the community as we take bookings in the evenings and weekends.

Sir Jonathan North Community College

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

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

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.

Partners

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

Partners

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