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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.

It's down to us

Tue, 29 Sep 2020

It is important as ever to practice social distancing to help protect your family friends and community.

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day, benefiting their long-term physical and mental health and wellbeing.

This Girl Can

Tue, 01 Sep 2020

No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating.

National Governing Bodies

Rugby Football Union

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

Highcliffe Primary School

Primary school based in Birstall, Leicestershire

Robert Smyth Academy

Robert Smyth Academy

Robert Smyth Academy

Active Rutland

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

Abbey Park, Leicester

Abbey Park, Leicester

Abbey Park is Leicester’s premier park and lies approximately one mile north of the city centre.

Sir Jonathan North Community College

Sir Jonathan North Community College

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

Rugby Football Foundation - Helping Hand Grants

Rugby Football Foundation - Helping Hand Grants

Provides a mechanism for rugby clubs to apply for a small grant

Rugby Football Foundation - Groundmatch Grants

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

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

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

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

  • Active Leicester
    Sport England
    NWL LSA
    Melton LSA
    Active Rutland
  • Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    Leicestershire County Council
    Harborough LSA
    Equality Standard
    Safeguarding
  • Charnwood LSA
    Blaby LSA
    Active Partnerships
    Active Oadby and Wigston

Partners

  • Active Partnerships
    Safeguarding
  • Active Oadby and Wigston
    Active Rutland
  • NWL LSA
    Charnwood LSA
  • Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Harborough LSA
    Active Leicester
  • Equality Standard
    Melton LSA
  • Sport England
    Blaby LSA