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The Rugby World Cup has kicked off!

September 4, 2015

Festival of Rugby

The Festival of Rugby provides clubs, schools, colleges, universities, community groups, events and the nation with the opportunity to take part in the celebration of rugby in 2015 and is open to any event hosted between June 10 and October 31 2015 with a rugby theme or element.

Events registered and approved will have access to the Festival of Rugby brand for bunting, t-shirts and other event promotional tools. They will also have access to their own page at helping to increase awareness and reach of their event. Organisers can register their interest for free and discover more at

O2 Touch

Introducing O2 Touch, the pitch-up and play sport taking the country by storm.

O2 Touch is a mixed, non-contact versatile sport that offers participants a fun and friendly environment in which to exercise and socialise. The emphasis is on joining in and having fun, not serious competition.

England Rugby fully supports the programme, providing full kit and equipment as well as training and ongoing support. There is a great programme up and running that involves students in voluntary roles to help promote and run the sessions, where they will receive full training, great rewards and a unique experience which will look great on their CV or UCAS form.

75 colleges are already running O2 Touch, to become the next or to find out more email colleges@therfu.comor visit the O2 Touch website