The Athlete's Guide
Rugby Football

Richmond LIONS Rugby Football Club

804 217 9304

What is Rugby?

Height:Somewhere between 5'2" and 6'10"

Weight:130 pounds to 320 plus

Speed:Very slow to very fast

Athletic Background:Horsehoes to pro football

Due to the diversity of rugby's positions and skill requirements, almost anyone can play rugby at some level. Skills that you may already possess from other sports will help you. Among those skills are:

Basketball:Ball handling,jumping,and possession tactics

Soccer:Kicking,positioning,vision,and strategy

Football:Tackling, running with the ball, leg strength

Track: Speed and endurance

Wrestling:Manhandling opponents,strength, and endurance

A rugby player is unwilling to be a "former athlete" at an early age. The inability to play colege or professional sports is not enough reason for a rugby player to accept old age or immobility. A rugby player enjoys trainng, being fit, and competing with and against others who accept only the best from themselves. Rugby players know the average man doesn't reach physical maturity and bility until around the age of 28.He enjoys realizing his potential rather than wondering about it.
United Rugby Football Club
PO Box 11571
Richmond, Virginia 23230-1571

For those who are new to Rugby---

Lack of experience is not a problem. Your coaches and teammates will go out of their way to teach you the skills you will need. After participating in controlled practices you will be eased into the action at a pace you are comfortable with.


Experienced,USA Rugby Certified Coaches will closely monitor your progress and provide supportive practice sessions and personal support to help you reach your goals.

Social Functions

You will be a full member of the United Rugby Football Club and welcomed at all post match parties, including the annual oyster roast, pig roast, and winter banquet.

Tours, Tournaments,and Travel

Those who are interested in travel will not go wanting when involved in rugby. Our annual trop to Savannah, Georgia and the Islands are favorites plus fabulous road trips in the mid-Atlantic area

Fraternal Atmosphere

Rugby is truly a fraternity. You will make friends who you will cherish for the rest of your life. It is a proven fact that when you need a helping hand you can count on your mates.


When is the rugby season? A We have a fall season that starts in late August and ends late in October and a spring season that starts in late Feb and ends in April not counting summer 7 a side rugby.

What equipment is needed? A Soccor boots and shorts and jersey and mouthpiece is all you need for training. The club supplies match jerseys.

When do we practice? A Every tues and thurs evening while in season. Encourage you to browse our index for specifics. Where do we play? AMost of our home matches are played at Dorey Park on Darbytown Road. Go east on I64 and exit onto Laburnaum Ave. going south. Approximately 4 miles on Laburnum turn left ont Darbytown Road. Dorey Park is on the right about 2 miles after turning onto Darbytown.

Rugby is all about competing with your mates, playing the best field sport in the world, and knowing that rugby speaks to the best sporting instincts we can conjure up on a given Saturaday. See ya on the pitch!

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