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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.

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

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

Rawlins Academy

Rawlins is an 11-18 Academy in Quorn

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

Clubszone Beeston

Kids Summer Activity Club Beeston.
For Children Aged 5-12 Years Old.

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.

Community rugby coach - Eastern Counties

The role holder will contribute to the growth & sustainability of the game by supporting coaches, teachers, match officials and other appropriate personnel delivering rugby in clubs, schools, colleges, universities and other community settings. They will be responsible for supporting / mentoring new and existing coaches and match officials and for delivering high quality training as required.

Partners

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

Partners

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