An adult-level rugby union match lasts for 80 minutes, consisting of two halves of 40 minutes each. The object of the game is that each team of fifteen players score as many points as possible, with the team scoring the greater number of points being the winner of the match.
Points may be scored by either scoring a try or a goal. A try is scored when the ball is grounded within the in-goal area and is worth 5 points. A goal is scored by kicking the ball between the uprights and above the crossbar of the goal posts.
Rugby Union is a great cardiovascular workout and an opportunity to meet new people.
Some clubs offer a taster session for free. You might then have to pay for individual sessions, or a monthly or annual membership.
Comfortable clothes and trainers that you don’t mind getting muddy is all you need to get going.
If you’re going to be playing frequently, talk to your coach or club about what kit you should invest in.
Rugby is about taking part, having fun and keeping active. No matter if you’re a newbie or want to get back into the game, find a rugby activity near you and enjoy your rugby playing experience!
Below are some links to help you to be able to do just that!
Are you up for a challenge? Fancy a nail-biting, seat-gripping, full contact wheelchair sport? Well...you've come to the right place. Wheelchair rugby's not nicknamed 'murderball' for nothing you know!
It's open to men and women - whatever your age. If you have upper and lower limb disabilities and a thirst for action, then maybe it's about time you gave wheelchair rugby a shot.
T: 020 8831 7645 or
A number of women's rugby team are welcoming new players of all ages and experience. Training is fun and great for fitness, no experience is needed.
There are 21 opportunities listed on the Activity Finder. To view local opportunities please select your local area.
Cumbria Rugby Development Officer,
T: 01946 839316
M: 07711 901 374
Community Rugby Coach (Carlisle and Copeland)
M: 07554 010 560
Community Rugby Coach (Barrow, Eden & South Lakes),
M: 07545 921 474
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