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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

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National Governing Bodies

Rugby Football Union

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Contact Email
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0871 222 2120
Harrogate Pythons Rugby Union Football Club

Harrogate Pythons Rugby Union Football Club

We are a Yorkshire Rugby Union Football Club fielding 3 teams. Our 1st XV plays in RFU Northern Division Yorkshire Division 3. Our 2nd XV in The YRFU Championship B League and our 3rd XV play social games.

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Harrogate RUFC

Harrogate RUFC has a brand new purpose built club facility, including gymnasium, physio room, showers and changing facilities. In addition on the impressive 26 acre site Harrogate Rugby boasts five full size newly established playing pitches, a number of

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York RI Rugby Union Football Club

Rugby Union club open to all offering playing and volunteering opportunities. We run two mens teams, our Ladies team plays rugby in North-East two and our U17s play Yorkshire League. We also run U13 and U15 teams. Join us from training on a Tuesday 7pm

York St John Students' Union

York St John Students' Union

York St John University is situated in the heart of York. With around 7,000 students, the Students Union boast 27 sports clubs for students to join.

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.