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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.

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.

Social & Inclusion Officer

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the RFL, the national governing body for Rugby League in the UK. We are seeking to appoint a Social & Inclusion Officer based at our offices in Media City UK, Manchester.

Social & Inclusion Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the RFL, the national governing body for Rugby League in the UK. We are seeking to appoint a Social & Inclusion Manager based at our offices in Media City UK, Manchester.