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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

Rugby union is a contact sport where aim of the game is simple... 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

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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

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

Melbourne Rugby Football Club

Melbourne RFC provide all levels of rugby for all ages from as young as 5 to adults and for both male and females.

Chesterfield Panthers RUFC

Chesterfield Panthers RUFC is more than a rugby club, it's a family. We welcome players of all genders, abilities and ages from 2 upwards with opportunities to play both socially and competitively. Contact us for more information and come and join us.

RuggerEds North East Derbyshire

We offer education through rugby, delivering high quality PE, PPA cover and After school clubs as well as weekend sessions for children aged 3 to 11.

Summer Touch Rugby For All

Summer Touch Rugby For All

The summer sessions will provide a fun way to keep fit whilst offering newbies a chance to give rugby a try whilst offering experienced players a chance to work on their handling skills.

All players are asked to complete the appropriate form for their age group.

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.

Coach

Sheffield Medicals RUFC looking for a coach for the upcoming season.
Student team based in Sheffield with 3 teams playing across Yorkshire. First team in Yorkshire 3.
Train Tuesday Evenings and play Saturdays.