Rugby Union

An adult-level rugby union match lasts for 80 minutes, consisting of two halves of 40 minutes each, and is controlled by a single referee, two touch judges, and in most professional matches, a television match official (TMO), commonly called the video referee. 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.

Return to Rugby

A great way of re-introducing yourself to rugby through fun and invigorating game play, moving at your own pace and giving you an opportunity to get some refreshers on basic skills. So whatever your playing level, whether you want to play socially, get back into competitive playing or just simply want to get fit, Return to Rugby tailor the sessions to suit your needs.

Wheelchair Rugby

Are you up for a challenge? Fancy a nail-biting, seat-gripping, full contact wheelchair sport?'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 


Play Girls Rugby

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.

Rugby Union in your area

There are 21 opportunities listed on the Activity Finder. To view local opportunities please select your local area.


Liam Nicholls
Cumbria Rugby Development Officer,
T: 01946 839316
M: 07711 901 374


Graham Kidd
Community Rugby Coach (Carlisle and Copeland)
M: 07554 010 560

@East_Cumbria_RU @Copeland_RU

Garry Holmes
Community Rugby Coach (Barrow, Eden & South Lakes),
M: 07545 921 474



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