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Rugby League

Rugby league is a full contact game, played by two teams of 13 players.

See Also:
Touch Rugby

An Overview of Rugby League

It is one of the two major codes of rugby football, the other being rugby union. Players on field are divided into forwards and backs. Each position has a designated number, 1 to 13. Numbers 14 to 17 are given to players starting on the bench, who will come into the game as substitutes for other players who are injured, in need of a rest, or less suited to the coach's strategy for that particular phase of the game.

Rugby league is played in more than 30 countries, though it is most commonly played in the United Kingdom (predominantly northern England) Australia and New Zealand.

Benefits

  • Improves speed, agility, strength improved hand-eye coordination.
  • There is also a good social scene as a result of it being a team based sport.

Costs

Costs will vary across the country from club to club.

Equipment

  • Boots
  • Rugby Ball
  • Headguard
  • Mouthguard

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National Governing Bodies

Rugby League

Contact Name
General Enquiries
Contact Email
enquiries@rfl.uk.com
Contact Telephone
0844 477 7113

MSC Performance

MSC provides Strength and Conditioning coaching to all ages and all levels of ability. Members are part of a great community and will be educated by some of the most qualified and respected coaches in the UK!

Harborne Heat Touch Rugby

Harborne Heat Touch Rugby is a mixed touch rugby club running weekly training sessions in Harborne, Birmingham.

The club, who are affiliated with Harborne RFC and O2 Touch, play social games along with a number of development tournaments up and down t

RLWC2021 Capital Grants Programme

1:00am - Sat 23rd October, 2021

The Programme is focused on funding for
facilities and equipment. We want to work with: Any organisation that is developing Rugby League activity in their community.

Community Rugby League Coach

The York City Knights Foundation are looking to recruit a new Rugby League coach or coaches to support their delivery in the schools and community of York and North Yorkshire.
The Foundation already has a very successful schools, holiday and player pathway programme which this role will have a key role in delivering however they are launching 2 new programmes which will enhance the player participation pathway even further for both males and females at both Further and Higher Education.

Community Rugby League Coach

The York City Knights Foundation are looking to recruit a new Rugby League coach or coaches to support their delivery in the schools and community of York and North Yorkshire.
The Foundation already has a very successful schools, holiday and player pathway programme which this role will have a key role in delivering however they are launching 2 new programmes which will enhance the player participation pathway even further for both males and females at both Further and Higher Education.