Rugby Union

Rugby Union is a territorial, full-contact, team game, inclusive of all shapes and sizes, where 20-stone bulldozers are valued just as highly as small, pacy whippets. During the course of an 80 minute match, two sides of 15 players and six substitutes, officiated by a referee and two touch judges, try to outscore each other. The game lasts for two 40-minute halves on a grass pitch with an H-shaped goal post at each end.

For those wanting just a taste of Rugby Union with the contact but with all the excitement you can try O2 Touch Rugby.

Find a Rugby Union Club or Session

Use our Club and Activity Finder to find out where you can play Rugby Union near you.

Useful Links

Rugby Football Union (RFU)

O2 Touch Rugby


Name: Dave Reed
Job Title: Northumberland County Development Officer, Rugby Football Union

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