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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.


  • 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 will vary across the country from club to club.

Adaptations and Equipment

  • Boots
  • Rugby Ball
  • Headguard
  • Mouthguard

Find Rugby League Clubs/Groups Near You

Use the search below to find local organisations near you.

National Governing Bodies

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0844 477 7113
Primary Sports UK

Primary Sports UK

Working with children aged 2-16 years old across a range of different sports and activities.

West Leeds ARLFC

West Leeds ARLFC

Rugby league teams based at West Leeds Sport & Social Club running minis, juniors (girls & boys), open age (men & ladies) & masters with many more other sports based here i.e. majorettes/zumba.

South Leeds Spartans Arlfc

South Leeds Spartans Arlfc

Rugby league training and teams for mixed juniors, girls and womens open age.

Rugby League

Hunslet Warriors ARLFC

All aspects of rugby league ages from 6 to 15 juniors, 10 teams. 16s to 18*s youth and two open age adult teams.

Bramley Rugby League Community Club

Bramley Rugby League Community Club

Rugby League Club in West leeds

Leeds LGBT+ Sport Fringe Festival

A collection of LGBT+ fitness instructors, teams, clubs and allies. We have organised a fully inclusive 18 day festival each year that introduces individuals to various activities that promote health and wellbeing. We combat Homophobia in sport and Sportp

Social Touch Rugby

Social Touch Rugby

Social Touch Ruby session for anyone

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David Raybould

Club & Competition Manager - Leeds, Bradford & Wakefield

01132 375 506 or 07764 470 828

James Shuttleworth

Club & Competition Manager - Kirklees & Calderdale