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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

Facts

  • England won the Rugby World Cup in 2003, defeating Australia 20 points to 17.
  • Jonny Wilkinson kicked a dropped goal in the final minute to seal England's win.

Campaigns

Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

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

Local Programmes

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.

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.

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.

Local Contacts

Jenna Bonser

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Development Officer

Partners

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

Partners

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