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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.

See Also:
Touch Rugby

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

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.

Find Rugby Union Activities Near You

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National Governing Bodies

Rugby Football Union

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

Girls Rugby

Girls Rugby for the U13 , U15 and U18 age group

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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.

RFU Emergency Support Loan

RFU Emergency Support Loan

Coronavirus has had a big impact on the sport and we know things have been tough for clubs. The RFU have, therefore, created an Emergency Loan Scheme to support the game at this challenging time.

Tag Rugby Coach

At LET'S PLAY TAG RUGBY, we are looking for a coach who can deliver tag rugby after school sessions. Our sessions are designed to ensure children learn the skills of rugby in a safe, fun and engaging way whilst building confidence. These non-contact sessions are designed to develop children's fundamental skills including agility, balance and coordination. Rugby is our passion and we hope to instil a love of the sport in the children we teach.

Chris Burton

Development Officer

07921 065954