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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

Use the search below to find local 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
Stockwood Park RFC

Stockwood Park RFC

The only amateur and community rugby club in the Luton and Beds area. Running teams from micros (Under 5's) to Seniors (18+) for both Men and Ladies.

Blues Foundation

Blues Foundation

BLUES FOUNDATION IS THE CHARITABLE ARM OF BEDFORD BLUES RUGBY CLUB. WORKING ACROSS BEDFORDSHIRE AND NEIGHBOURING AREAS, OUR VISION IS TO INSPIRE OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH THE VALUES OF RUGBY FOR THE ADVANCEMENT AND PROMOTION OF POSITIVE AND INFORMED LIFESTYLE

Bedford Junior Blues Girls Section

Bedford Junior Blues Girls Section

Rugby Union Club for girls aged 11 to 18.

Farnham Royal Rugby Club

Farnham Royal Rugby Club

55 years established local rugby club running two team in BB&O leagues. Now mini section under11 downwards.

RUGGERBUGS Hertford ANTS (18mths-3yrs)

RUGGERBUGS Hertford ANTS (18mths-3yrs)

RUGGERBUGS is a FUN and exciting Pre-School Sports Development Programme based around non-contact rugby for girls and boys, aged 18 months to 6 years.

Established early 2007, RUGGERBUGS has been innovative in developing this toddler rugby activity and is now one of the leading companies in this field.

RUGGERBUGS Hertford LADYBIRDS (3-4yrs)

RUGGERBUGS Hertford LADYBIRDS (3-4yrs)

RUGGERBUGS is a FUN and exciting Pre-School Sports Development Programme based around non-contact rugby for girls and boys, aged 18 months to 6 years.

Established early 2007, RUGGERBUGS has been innovative in developing this toddler rugby activity and is now one of the leading companies in this field.

RUGGERBUGS Bishops Stortford ANTS (18mths-3yrs)

RUGGERBUGS Bishops Stortford ANTS (18mths-3yrs)

RUGGERBUGS is a FUN and exciting Pre-School Sports Development Programme based around non-contact rugby for girls and boys, aged 18 months to 6 years.

Established early 2007, RUGGERBUGS has been innovative in developing this toddler rugby activity and is now one of the leading companies in this field.

RUGGERBUGS Bishops Stortford BEETLES (4-5yrs)

RUGGERBUGS Bishops Stortford BEETLES (4-5yrs)

RUGGERBUGS is a FUN and exciting Pre-School Sports Development Programme based around non-contact rugby for girls and boys, aged 18 months to 6 years.

Established early 2007, RUGGERBUGS has been innovative in developing this toddler rugby activity and is now one of the leading companies in this field.

RUGGERBUGS Woodford ANTS (18mths-3yrs)

RUGGERBUGS Woodford ANTS (18mths-3yrs)

RUGGERBUGS is a FUN and exciting Pre-School Sports Development Programme based around non-contact rugby for girls and boys, aged 18 months to 6 years.

Established early 2007, RUGGERBUGS has been innovative in developing this toddler rugby activity and is now one of the leading companies in this field.

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.

Rugby Union Men's 1st Assistant Coach

DMUsport Assistant Coaches will deliver expert tuition to the university’s student clubs under the guidance of DMUsport Coaches, to support the activity of the club, to support the player pathway and increase capacity within our sporting offer.

Rugby Union Women's 1st Assistant Coach

DMUsport Assistant Coaches will deliver expert tuition to the university’s student clubs under the guidance of DMUsport Coaches, to support the activity of the club, to support the player pathway and increase capacity within our sporting offer.