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Your guide to getting into rugby

Rugby union is a game for all shapes and sizes with one common purpose – try to outscore the opponent.

It may be best associated with full-contact play, but there are other versions of the sport which are just as fun and fast-paced.

If you want to get straight into the thick of the action, then find a club near you to join, whether you’re in England, Wales or Scotland.

No tackling

There are also clubs across the UK that offer Touch rugby, which combines running, agility and handling skills without the tackling, scrumming and kicking.

Find your nearest league and get playing.

'Murderball'

While the 15-a-side version of the game is the most well-known and popular version, there are many other iterations, including sevens, tag rugby and even beach rugby.

Wheelchair rugby guide

And the London 2012 Paralympics brought the action-packed wheelchair rugby – originally called “murderball” – to the very fore of the sporting stage.

Use Great British Wheelchair Rugby’s club finder to search for a venue near you.