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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.

Adaptations and 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 Clubs/Groups Near You

Use the search below to find local organisations near you.

National Governing Bodies

Rugby Football Union

Contact Name
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.

Little Scrummers Rugby Ltd

Little Scrummers Rugby Ltd

Childrens non-contact Rugby themed classes for 18months-7yrs

AJ Sports Group Limited

AJ Sports Group Limited

AJ Sports Group Limited is a family friendly Sports Club based in Stewartby, Bedfordshire promoting high level sports teams, fun sessions, birthday parties and school holiday camps.

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.

BRITISH UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES SPORT

BRITISH UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES SPORT

British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) is the national governing body for Higher Education (HE) sport in the UK, a membership organisation, and a company limited by guarantee with charitable status, and our vision is simple, to enhance the student e

Try Tag Rugby

Try Tag Rugby

Tag Rugby is a fun, social, minimal contact version of Rugby, generally played in the mixed 7-a-side format. We currently run leagues and events in Bristol, Coventry & Warwickshire, London, Manchester, Thames Valley and Yorkshire.